The Company of Biologists launches new journal websites

The Company of Biologists has migrated its leading journals to the hosting platform of Silverchair, improving user experience and maximising the discoverability of their content for the biological community.

The Silverchair Platform now hosts The Company of Biologists’ five influential journals: Development, Journal of Cell Science, Journal of Experimental Biology, Disease Models & Mechanisms, and Biology Open. The journal websites, available via have been given an updated, modern design, with additional functionalities, such as split-screen view for easy data reference. Moving platforms has also given the Company’s journals access to a range of partner integrations via the Silverchair Universe.

Silverchair prides itself on offering its clients easy-to-use tools for site creation and updating. The Company of Biologists is also pleased to offer its institutional customers an enhanced administrator functionality.

“We have enjoyed collaborating with The Company of Biologists team on their migration and are thrilled to see their important content now launched on the Silverchair Platform,” said Thane Kerner, Silverchair CEO. “The Company of Biologists joins a community of nonprofit publisher peers who need a cost-effective, independent platform that offers them the agility to create new sites, collections, and products as quickly as their needs change and new opportunities emerge.”

“We’d like to thank both Silverchair and our internal teams for all the work and effort that has gone into this important project”, said Claire Moulton, Publisher at The Company of Biologists. “We believe that joining this platform gives us greater flexibility as we evolve the ways in which we present content to our communities, enhancing our service to readers and authors.”

About The Company of Biologists

The Company of Biologists is a not-for-profit publishing organisation dedicated to supporting and inspiring the biological community. The company is run by distinguished practising scientists and it exists to profit science, not shareholders. We inspire new thinking and support the community of biologists. We ensure the profits from the hard work of scientists inspire future scientific discovery and develop the next generation.

About Silverchair

Silverchair is the leading independent platform partner for scholarly and professional publishers, providing both advanced technology and a team dedicated to strategy, service, and growth. The Silverchair Platform delivers distinctive sites and unique products to host publishers’ high-value content and drive usage for greater reach and impact. We support our clients’ missions through close collaboration, self-serve tools, and a flexible, omni-format content solution to empower their product vision.

For more information contact:

  • Jitske de Vries, Marketing Manager, The Company of Biologist (
  • Stephanie Lovegrove Hansen, Senior Marketing Manager, Silverchair (