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Open access journal memberships

Increase the visibility and impact of your institution’s research

88% of authors agree that anyone should have access to their work – but fewer than 50% of authors believe that everyone who needs access has access*. We want to work with you, to change this.

With an open access (OA) journal membership you can support all researchers at your institution to publish OA, regardless of their subject discipline. 

OA helps to increase the reach and impact of research articles and can contribute to the mission of your institution too. Find out about the benefits of choosing open access.

*Taylor & Francis Researcher Survey 2019

How an open open access journal membership can help you

Our open access journal memberships offer you a flexible solution to support your researchers in publishing OA. They simplify the process of publishing open access for authors and give you:

  • Discounts on article publishing charges (APCs), saving your institution money.

  • More visibility of accepted articles from your institution – making reporting easier and potentially increasing downloads and citations.

  • Tools to raise the profile of your open access research.

  • Reduced administration. You’ll no longer need to process multiple invoices and can manage your account easily with our Research Dashboard.

  • Increased open access publishing from your institution by facilitating the funding of APCs.

  • A dedicated and personalized open access page on Taylor & Francis Online to help promote the outcomes of your investment.

What do researchers say about OA journal memberships?

  • The agreement between the publisher and my institution was absolutely vital.” Researcher in the field of International History

  • I was thrilled that my institution has an agreement with Taylor & Francis which led to them deciding to publish it as gold open access.” Chemist 

  • I was absolutely delighted when I found out that [my university] had an arrangement that meant that I could [publish open access] … My key aim is always to get my research ‘out’ to the communities I work with – both the participant groups I work with, and the research community – as easily and widely as possible.” Author publishing in the journal Disability & Society

  • I’m very pleased with the arrangement with pre-paid open access fees by my university and how the system recognizes this agreement automatically.” Geohazards researcher

Find out how your institution can benefit. Request a call by filling out the form today.

How does it work?

Prepayment account

Prepay money into a fund, so eligible researchers can publish their article gold open access in Taylor & Francis full and hybrid open access journals. APCs covered by the fund will receive a discount, the higher your deposit the more you save.

Flexible options to let you manage your budget

The funds in your prepayment account do not expire and can be withdrawn at any time. You can also set up separate funds to help you manage grants from funders or research departments.

Member web page

Promote your membership to researchers using your personalized page on Taylor & Francis Online. The page displays eligibility criteria and other information authors need to publish their article open access. It also acts as a portal for all open access articles from your institution – providing increased visibility for the articles published using membership funds.

Research Dashboard

All open access journals memberships come with access to the Taylor & Francis Research Dashboard. The dashboard gives you visibility of all papers from corresponding authors affiliated with your institution on acceptance and allows you to:

  • View accepted article metadata including DOI and funder information (if available).

  • Approve or decline APC funding from your prepayment for each article.

  • Receive author requests to make articles open access.

  • Monitor your current account funds and download historical transactions for reporting.

      How do you set up an open access membership?

      1. Request a call with one of our open access team to discuss your needs.
      2. Decide the amount of funds you would like to add to your prepayment account. 
      3. Once your prepayment account is finalized, your institution will receive an invitation to create a personal login to manage your prepayment fund via the Research Dashboard
      4. We’ll provide you with training to start using the Research Dashboard and show you how you can convert previously published papers to open access if you wish to.

      Please note: All APC payments taken from the account have to be approved by a central contact at the institution. If an author requests that their paper be funded from the prepayment, the transaction has to be approved before the APC is processed.

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