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Taylor & Francis Glossary

APC (Article Publishing Charge)
When publishing an article open access, researchers will normally be required to pay an article publishing charge (APC).

Archive
Our ‘archive’ content refers to publications published previous to 1997.

BPC (Books Publishing Charge)
Authors of open access books or book chapters will usually be required to pay a
book publishing charge (BPC).

Clarivate Analytics Citation Index/Web of Science
Clarivate Analytics evaluates and selects the best data repositories for content, persistence and stability, and searchability.

Consortia
A consortia/consortium is a membership organisation consisting of multiple institutions which will provide publishing solutions on behalf of it’s members.

Core Subscriptions
This refers to journals subscription content which are connected to a sales package purchase.

Cost per Download (CPD)
To work out CPD, usage statistics can be divided by the total cost of the product and/or services. This metric is particularly usage for client’s who would like to better understand their spend.

COUNTER-compliant
For data to be classified as COUNTER compliant it must comply with the Project COUNTER Code of Conduct. Publishers must meet the requirements set out in this Code of Conduct, and pass an independent audit, to officially classify their data as COUNTER compliant.

Current Content
Current content refers to journals publications published post 1997.

Denials
Denials are a metric which are shown on usage statistic reports. A denial (or turn-away) shows what users are trying to access, but do not currently have access to as the product and/or service is not part of the institution’s acquisition catalog.

Digital Products
Digital Products are online resources specializing in diverse subject areas, with primary and secondary materials, videos and interactive databases.

Dora
The Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA) recognizes the need to improve the ways in which researchers and the outputs of scholarly research are evaluated.

DRM (Digital Rights Management)
DRM refers to what a user can do with content. Usually, there are limitations to the number of simultaneous users, and the amount of content a user can copy & paste or print.

eBook
A book made available in digital form.

EBS /EBA (Evidence Based Acquisitions)
This model allows publishers to loan a pool of content to an institution for a time payoffs for a deposit. At the end of that time, the institution uses the deposit to select items for perpetual ownership.

EZProxy
Provided by OCLC, EZ Proxy is a system which allows offsite users to gain access to resources.

FTE
The size of school, including students, professors and staff.

Handbook
A multi-authored collection of specially commissioned articles. Handbooks contain a broad overview of the subject.

Institutional Subscriptions: Refers to when an institution will purchase access to content for a limited period. Institutions may include; academic institutions, corporate and government.

Impact Factor
The impact factor (IF) is a measure of the frequency with which the average article in a journal has been cited in a particular year. It is used to measure the importance or rank of a journal by calculating the times it’s articles are cited.

Journals
Journals are scholarly, peer-reviewed content. Journals can be purchased in print or online.

Journal Collections
Journal packages are bundles of journals categorized by subject area.

KBART
Knowledge Base and Related Tools (KBART). A developing metadata standard meant to identify library holdings.  This will be used by publishers, discovery services, libraries and library suppliers.

MARC
Internet media type. MARC (MAchine-Readable Cataloging) standards are a set of digital formats for the description of items catalogued by libraries, such as books. T&F provides these to libraries when they purchase our products.

Metadata
Metadata is the bibliographic information about a title – examples of metadata are ISBN, title, author, pub dates, book description, keywords, etc..

NETbase
Electronic database of reference and professional books grouped by subject areas for libraries.

Non-Core Subscriptions
This refers to journals subscription content which are not connected to a sales package purchase.

Open Access
Open access is the process by which academic research or scholarly content is made
freely and permanently available online for anyone, anywhere to read and build upon.

Open Research
Open research refers research which has no restrictions on it’s access, enabling anyone to access it.

Peer Review
Peer review is the independent assessment of your research paper by experts in your field. Its purpose is to evaluate the manuscript’s quality and suitability for publication.

Perpetual Ownership
A one-time purchase, where the customer will always have access to the content.

Personal Subscriptions
Where an individual has purchased their own subscription to a specific journal.

Plan S
Plan S is an initiative for Open Access publishing that was launched in September 2018. The plan is supported by cOAlition S, an international consortium of research funding and performing organisations.

Pre-Print
A pre-print is a version of a scholarly or scientific paper that precedes formal peer review and publication in a peer-reviewed scholarly or scientific journal.

Shibboleth
Like EZ Proxy, Shibboleth it is a way for users to login to an institution’s materials remotely.

Society
A society is an organization that exists to promote an academic discipline, profession, or a group of related disciplines.

Subscription
An access model where the institution purchases access to content for a set period.

Usage
Usage statistics shows how user’s at an institution are using the content, how often, and the type of content.

Volumes of Research
Volume typically refers to the number of years the publication has been circulated, and issue refers to how many times that periodical has been published during that year.

VPAT
Voluntary Product Accessibility Template. Assists Federal contracting officials and other buyers in making preliminary assessments regarding the availability of commercial “Electronic and Information Technology” products and services with features that support accessibility.

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