Open access journal choices

How researchers can choose open access in Taylor & Francis journals

Open access (OA) makes published academic journal articles freely and permanently available online. Anyone, anywhere can read and build upon this research. Taylor & Francis Group offers a broad range of open access journal options for researchers.

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Full open access journals

These journals only publish articles which are immediately open access.

  • Taylor & Francis and Routledge Open

We now publish more than 280 full OA journals under the Taylor & Francis and Routledge imprints. Many of these journals have been open access since launch. We also have a program to convert hybrid journals to full OA, when that becomes a sustainable option supported by the journal’s community. In the last six years we’ve converted more than 70 hybrid journals to full OA. 

  • Dove Press

Dove Medical Press: part of the Taylor & Francis Group, has an extensive portfolio of high-quality, peer-reviewed open access journals across the broad spectrum of science, technology, and medicine. Founded in 2003, Dove Press is known for combining the highest editorial standards with the ‘best of breed’ new publishing technologies.  

When researchers choose Taylor & Francis, they benefit from:

Open Select

  • With Taylor & Francis and Routledge Open Select (hybrid) journals, researchers can choose to 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.

  • Articles published Open Select with Taylor & Francis typically receive over 6 times as many downloads and 32% more citations* than papers published in the same journals as subscription articles.

Please note that some research funders will only support payment of hybrid open access article publishing charges if the journal is part of a transformative agreement. Find out how your institution or consortia can establish a transformative agreement with Taylor & Francis.

*Usage in 2017-2019 of articles published in 2015-2019. Taken from: Taylor & Francis input to UKRI Open Access Review

New full open access journals for 2022

Our ongoing commitment is to convert hybrid journals to full open access, when that becomes a sustainable option for a journal and is supported by the journal’s community. We’re therefore delighted that 26 Taylor & Francis Science, Technology and Medical (STM) journals are fully OA for the first time in 2022. These include:

International Journal of Sustainable Engineering

Blood Pressure

Australian Journal of Psychology

Open access licenses

When an author publishes an open access article, they retain copyright in their work, under the Creative Commons license of their choice. This dictates what others can do with their article. The Creative Commons licenses offered by different Taylor & Francis journals are listed on the open access cost finder. These include:

Attribution (CC BY)

Others can distribute, remix, tweak, and build upon the work, even commercially, as long as they credit the author for the original creation. We offer this license on the majority of our Open and Open Select journals. Dove Press offers the CC BY license to authors whose articles are funded by the organizations listed on the Dove website.

Attribution-non-commercial (CC BY-NC)

Others can distribute, remix, tweak, and build upon the work, even commercially, as long as they credit the author for the original creation. We offer this license on the majority of our open and Open Select journals. Others can remix, tweak, and build upon the work non-commercially, and although their new works must also acknowledge the author, they don’t have to license their derivative works on the same terms. We offer this license on the majority of our full open journals. 

Attribution-non-commercial-no derivatives (CC BY-NC-ND)

Others can download the work and share them with others as long as they credit the author, but they can’t change them in any way or use them commercially. We offer this license on our Open Select journals (when publishing on a gold open access basis), on Dove Medical Press journals, and some Open titles.

    For further details, please read understanding copyright for journal authors on our Author Services website. 

    Article publishing charges

    Publishing open access usually requires the payment of an article publishing charge (APC). Authors submitting to a full OA journal are given an APC quotation and asked to confirm who will pay the charge if their article is accepted for publication. Open Select journals give authors the opportunity to choose open access once their article has been accepted. The current APC for all Taylor & Francis journals are available from the open access cost finder.

    APC discounts and waivers

    We believe every researcher should have realistic open access choices available to them, regardless of their funding. That’s why both Taylor & Francis Open and Dove Press offer APC discounts and waivers to researchers in developing countries who want to publish in full open access journals. 

    Open access pricing policy

    We are transparent in our approach to setting open access article and book publishing charges, and the sales deals we make with organizations that include open access elements. Read our position on OA pricing