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Open Access Books and Chapters

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At Taylor and Francis we’ve been publishing open access journals since 2006, and in 2013 we complemented it with our open access book program. We publish books and chapters across all subjects covered by Routledge, CRC Press and our other imprints in the humanities, social sciences and behavioral sciences.


Open access book content benefits from:

  • Rigorous peer review
  • Creative Commons licensing options
  • Increased reach of researcher content
  • Being DRM Free
  • Guaranteed legacy preservation of scholarship as research is stored in archives at CLOCKSS and Portico
  • Thorough peer review and the same professional production process as our traditionally published titles.

It is our belief that the option to publish open access is available to as many researchers as possible. To help achieve this we offer waivers on the Book Publishing Charges (BPCs) normally required to publish in the Taylor & Francis open access books program to eligible researchers.

Access over 800 pieces of Open Access book content through our Taylor and Francis eBooks platform

Contact our Open Access Team for more details.

Taylor & Francis is 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. Read the Press Release.

Open Access Publishing Options

Open Access Books

Enable researchers to make single- or co-authored books, edited collections and conference proceedings gold open access upon publication.

Open Access Chapters

Give researchers the flexibility to open one or multiple chapters within a title to gold open access.

Retrospective Open Access

Convert full books or individual chapters to gold open access after publication. This route benefits from tiered pricing which is linked to the date of publication.

Open Access Collections

Open multiple titles or chapters from your institution’s researchers to increase the visibility and impact of work.

Taylor & Francis Partnership with Knowledge Unlatched

Knowledge Unlatched collections are living collections that continue to expand for a certain period of time, these collections are financed through libraries coming together to crowd fund key research and making it available to all

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Supporting Your Researchers

Discover the flexibility of our Books Open Access Memberships

A bespoke solution to support your researchers in publishing open access. Simplify the process of publishing open access for authors, reduced administration for library staff and the benefit from discounted publication charges.

How librarians can help researchers fund open access books project

When your researchers are looking to publish an open access book or chapter, they will usually be required to pay a book publishing charge (BPC). There are many funding options available to help them cover these fees, our team are here to help you navigate the funding landscape.

5 Steps Opens Access Books Process

Taylor & Francis is here to help guide you through the process from preparing for submission to publication.

Open Access Licensing

Taylor & Francis offers a range of Creative Commons licensing options, so you can find the right fit for your researchers.

Open Access and Technology

Technology is an important aspect to keep in mind when creating Open Access content and making free digital content available to all. The goal of Open Access is to allow content to be easily found, re-used and have world impact. This would not be the case if the content was behind a paywall.

Open Access is Key to the Sustainable Development Goals

Open Access is key to achieving the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. The Sustainable Development Goals are reliant on improved access to information and knowledge, therefore creating a clear link between Open Access, access to information, and sustainable development.

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