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Open Access Membership

What is an Open Access Membership?

Our Open Access Memberships offer libraries a personalized solution to support your researchers in publishing open access (OA). They’re designed to simplify the process of publishing OA for authors, whilst librarians benefit from discounts on article publishing charges, increased visibility of accepted articles from your institution, and tools to raise the profile of your institution’s open access research.

Scroll down to learn more about the features typically included in an Open Access Membership, or use the contact information to speak with us about creating a bespoke membership for your institution.

What are the benefits of an Open Access Membership?

There are many benefits of an Open Access Membership with Taylor & Francis. They include:

  • a secure prepayment account with funds set aside for article publishing charges (APCs)
  • discounts on the APC for every open access article
  • access to the Research Dashboard to manage your account
  • reduced administration of processing multiple invoices for librarians, researchers and their institutions
  • developing open access publishing at your institution by facilitating the funding of APCs
  • a dedicated and personalized open access page on Taylor & Francis Online

What is included in an Open Access Membership?

Prepayment account

Institutions prepay money into a fund that allows eligible researchers to publish their article gold open access in most Taylor & Francis journals. APCs covered by the fund benefit from a discount, with the level of discount determined by the amount of money you deposit into your account.

The funds in your prepayment account do not expire and can be withdrawn at any time.

Member webpage on Taylor & Francis Online

All open access members can promote their membership to researchers using their 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 research from the institution – providing increased visibility for the articles published using membership funds.

Research Dashboard account

The Taylor & Francis Research Dashboard is a new tool for open access members to manage their account. 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 particular articles open access
  • monitor your current account funds and download historical transactions for reporting

How do you set-up an Open Access Membership?

  1. Contact your local sales representative (see below).
  2. Decide the amount of funds you would like to add to your prepayment account. Above the minimum deposit of £5,000 (€6,000), the amount you prepay is completely up to you.
  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.


What is the researcher community saying?

“I am very happy that my university’s arrangement with Taylor & Francis has allowed my papers to be made freely available in the public domain as soon after publication as possible.”
Researcher in Veterinary Science

“My university’s membership made it really easy for me to sort out open access publication of our research.”
Researcher in Technology and Management

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