All of The Company of Biologists’ journals are included. A complete listing is located here.
The way the process works: If you are a UC corresponding author and you confirm the open access default publishing option through The Company of Biologists’ article submission system after your article has been accepted, you will be asked to log into their payment processing system called CCC RightsLink.
(It is necessary to set up an account in RightsLink first; if you do not have an account, you will be prompted to create one within RightsLink during the payment process.)
Then it’s just a matter of clicking through the following steps in the RightsLink system, including:
1. Select the option to receive funding from UC libraries.
Your selection initiates the UC libraries’ contribution of at least $1,000 toward your article processing charge. Once you select this option, you will see a summary of charges that breaks the fee into two components: the $1,000 that the UC libraries will automatically pay, and the remainder that you will be asked to pay if you have research funds available.
2. Indicate whether you have research funds available to pay the author’s portion of the article processing charge.
Choose whether you have research funds available to pay the remaining balance due, or whether you do not have such funds available and need the UC libraries to cover any remaining balance.
3. If you indicated that you do not have research funds available for the balance of the article processing charge, identify the reason full funding is needed.
Choose from a menu of options about why full funding is needed (e.g., the research is not grant-funded and you have no other sources of funding available; the grant budget did not include money for publishing; etc.)
After making these choices, you will still see the two components of the article processing charge (first $1,000 funded by UC, and balance funded by UC) on the charges estimate screen. Click “Payment Options” to proceed to the next step, where you will submit a request for full funding from the UC libraries. Your request will be reviewed within one business day and if approved, your charge will be paid in full by the libraries. You will be contacted if your request is denied for any reason.
4. If you indicated that you do have research funds available for the balance of the article processing charge, you will be invoiced.
If you select this option, you will see your portion of the article processing charge disappear from the charges estimate; you will pay this charge later in the process. Click “Payment Options” to proceed to the next step.
You will first be asked to submit the UC libraries-funded component ($1,000) for approval. Then you will be prompted to pay the remaining balance. You can make this payment via credit card or request an invoice.