Taylor & Francis Announces Gold Sponsorship with the Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB)


Taylor & Francis is pleased to announce that we have become a Gold Sponsor of the Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB). DOAB is a community-driven discovery service that indexes and provides access to scholarly, peer-reviewed open access books and helps users to find trusted open access book publishers.

Together, our collective resources and expertise supports the transition to Open Access for monographs and book chapters.

Since the launch of the Taylor & Francis Open Access Books program, our open access monographs and book chapters  have been listed in the Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB) and this next step will further support our collective commitment to increasing the visibility of open access books

At Taylor & Francis we are committed to making open access a viable publishing option for all of our authors. We publish open access books and chapters under our Routledge and CRC Press imprints, across a wide range of subjects including Sciences, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. To date Taylor & Francis have published over 700 open access books. Visit us here for more information on our Open Access books program.

Open access publishing significantly increases the reach of research, publishing research open access increases dissemination, diversifies the global readership, increases citations and maximises impact.  This sponsorship will allow us to further increase the visibility and impact of Open Access Books.

At Taylor & Francis we are committed to maximising the impact of our open access content. By supporting DOAB and engaging with the wider open access books community we will be able to achieve this goal.

  • Leila Moore, Publisher for Open Access Books, Taylor & Francis

Within these last few years we have seen a range of new business models, routes to publish, and studies related to open access books for authors emerge in the landscape. We are grateful to welcome Taylor and Francis as a Gold sponsor and continue supporting discovery for their growing number of open access books.

  • Niels Stern, Co-director, Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB)

About DOAB

As stated on DOAB web site: The primary aim of DOAB is to increase discoverability of Open Access books. Academic publishers are invited to provide metadata of their Open Access books to DOAB. Metadata will be harvestable in order to maximize dissemination, visibility and impact. Aggregators can integrate the records in their commercial services and libraries can integrate the directory into their online catalogues, helping scholars and students to discover the books. The directory is open to all publishers who publish academic, peer reviewed books in Open Access and should contain as many books as possible, provided that these publications are in Open Access and meet academic standards.

About Taylor & Francis

Taylor & Francis Group publishes books for all levels of academic study and professional development, across a wide range of subjects and disciplines.

We publish Social Science and Humanities books under the Routledge, Psychology Press and Focal Press imprints. Science, Technology, and Medical books are published by CRC Press.


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