Open research

Working with your institution to achieve an open future

Open research (or ‘open science’) makes all the outputs of a research project available for anyone to read and build upon. We believe that open research is the best way to amplify and communicate research to deliver change that improves lives.

To achieve an open future, we work collaboratively with research institutions, scholarly societies, funders, and policymakers. Find out how our services, policies, and initiatives can help your institution achieve its open research goals.

Choose Open

We’ve introduced Choose Open, a growing range of cost-effective open choices for the research community on how content is accessed, shared, and discovered. These include F1000 open access publishing solutions, like the F1000Research Platform, as well as an extensive range of hybrid and full open access journals, and open access books.

Choose open research

These initiatives are designed to inspire researchers to choose open research and make available the outputs of their work throughout the research cycle. We also want to ensure researchers get credit for doing so.

Choose Open Research includes new publishing options, including data notes and registered reports. We’ve also introduced open data policies and author incentives, such as Open Science Badges.

    Choose open access

    Open access (OA) is one element of open research. OA makes book chapters and journal articles available for anyone to read and reuse, increasing their reach and impact. OA also contributes to the mission of research institutions. That’s why an increasing number are choosing to help their researchers publish OA.

    We offer a range of tailored solutions to support open access publishing at your institution.

    Educational resources

    If you’re in a role where you educate others, or communicate the importance of open research to others, we have a collection of resources that you might find helpful.

    The resources include slide decks, videos, and guides on the key elements of open research. We hope you can use these to supplement your work.

    Open research initiatives

    We support the following initiatives that are helping to drive greater openness in research communication.

    Center for Open Science

    • TOP guidelines

    Taylor & Francis is a Transparency Openness Promotion (TOP) signatory. The TOP guidelines are a set of eight standards that improve the transparency and openness of research.

    • Open Science Badges

    Developed by the Center of Open Science, Open Science Badges are available on a number of our journals. These award authors for contributing to scientific transparency and their efforts to make their research more open, including by choosing open data.

    Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA)

    Taylor & Francis is a member of OASPA, a diverse community of organizations working to enable open access as the predominant model of communication for scholarly outputs.

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    Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB)

    Taylor & Francis is a gold sponsor of the DOAB, a community-driven discovery service that indexes and provides access to scholarly, peer-reviewed open access books.

    STM Association Research Data Program  

    This initiative is a collaboration of publishers working together to promote data sharing best practices.

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    Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)

    We’re a contributing publisher to DOAJ. This is a community-curated directory which indexes open access and peer-reviewed journals in over 300 subject areas.

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    Initiative for open citations (I4OC)

    Taylor & Francis was one of the first large publishers to join the I4OC. The initiative aims to promote access to data on citations that is structured, separable and open.

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    Research Data Alliance (RDA)

    Taylor & Francis is an organizational member of the (RDA); a cross stakeholder community of researchers, librarians, data professionals, publishers and others, who work together to tackle issues related to research data.

    Metadata 20/20

    A collaboration that advocates richer, connected, and reusable, open metadata for all research outputs, which will advance scholarly pursuits for the benefit of society. Read more about Metadata 20/20.

      Learn more about how Taylor & Francis Open Research can enhance your institution.