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Open access choices for researchers

Helping your faculty to choose open access

Taylor & Francis Group offers a diverse range of open access (OA) options for authors to publish in journals, online platforms, and books.

Researchers’ gold open access publishing options

Hybrid OA journals

With Open Select, researchers can publish their research open access in one of 2,200+ Taylor & Francis and Routledge subscription journals. Open Select is popular with authors because it gives them all the impact benefits of open access while publishing in their favorite journal.

Choosing open access in Taylor & Francis journals

F1000

F1000 launched its first open access publishing platform in 2013 and has been advocating for open research ever since. F1000 connects research communities worldwide, with easy routes to open publishing.

F1000Research

F1000Research is a an open research publishing platform that offers a rapid, transparent, author-centered experience that maximizes the discoverability of research.

Platforms powered by F1000

F1000 also builds and manages custom publishing venues for a growing number of funders, institutions, and organizations, including Wellcome, the Gates Foundation, and the European Commission.

Routledge Open Research

Launching in Spring 2022, Routledge Open Research is a new publishing platform dedicated to researchers in Education, the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.

Full OA journals

Taylor & Francis Group also has a growing list of full OA journals, that only publish gold open access articles. These are available under the Taylor & Francis and Routledge Open imprints, as well as Dove Medical Press.

Choosing open access in Taylor & Francis journals

Open access books

Our open access books program allows authors to publish OA single or co-authored books, edited collections and individual chapters. Upon publication, open access titles and chapters are made available in digital format to read and download under a Creative Commons license.

Open Plus Books

Open Plus Books is a new concept in book publishing created by F1000 & Taylor and Francis. Fusing F1000’s open research technology and publishing process with the traditional books model, Open Plus Books reimagines open access book publishing for the 21st century researcher.

Open access benefits for researchers

In addition to the benefits to society of easier access to research publications, we’re also keen to help researchers understand how choosing OA can help their research career. Some of the top reasons why researchers are choosing OA include: 

  • Visibility

Research published OA is available to anyone across the globe, at any time. It also enables researchers themselves to share their work without limits. This can raise the profile of the authors and help to advance their career. 

  • Impact beyond the academy

There’s also increasing pressure on researchers to demonstrate the societal impact of their research. OA can help scholarly books and articles reach new readers, not just those with easy access to a research library. Publishing OA can help policymakers, non-government agencies, the media, educators, and practitioners put an author’s research into action.

  • Increasing scholarly impact

Removing barriers to publications increases readership by fellow academics, including peers in other fields. This can lead to higher citations, especially when combined with open publishing licenses which allow others to build upon the original work.

  • Complying with funder mandates

Many researchers are now required to publish OA by their funder, institution, or employer. Failure to comply can jeopardize future funding applications. Our guide to funder OA policies outlines some of the key aspects authors should be aware of, along with a list of open access policies for the major funders.

Green open access

Green OA, also known as self-archiving, is when an earlier version of a manuscript or book chapter is deposited in an institutional or subject repository or shared online.

Authors publishing in a Taylor & Francis Group journal can choose green open access, but please note that an embargo period usually applies. The embargo periods for Taylor & Francis and Routledge journals are available from the open access cost finder. Please also see the author guide to sharing different versions of journal articles.

Chapters from all Taylor & Francis books are also eligible for green open access. Each individual author or contributor can choose to upload one chapter from the ‘Accepted Manuscript’. Sharing on an institutional or subject repository or to academic social networks is subject to an embargo period. Read the full policy.

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