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Looking for information on how to get published? Taylor & Francis Author Services guides you through the scholarly publishing process, so you can help your researchers get published, or find out how to share your own research and initatives in one of our library and information science journals.

You can also look for blogs from other librarians about writing for scholarly journals, such as Academic Writing Librarians by Helen Fallon of Maynooth University Library.

Our editors are also always keen to consider proposals for new books. We publish five main text types: research monographs, textbooks, handbooks and companions, professional books, and short-form publications (Routledge Focus), with a number of variations in each group. To get a better understanding of where your book will fit, read our text type descriptions and download their proposal guidelines at Routledge Author Resources.

Stage 1: Choose your journal

Whether you’re looking to publish your own research, or advising your researchers on where to start, the first step is to research the journal best matched to the paper. Search Taylor & Francis Online, read the correct journal’s aims and scope, and browse published articles. Build up a picture of who you are writing for, and your chosen journal’s style and submission process. Think about whether you want to publish Open Access, and explore the different options.

Read more about choosing a journal

Stage 2: Write a draft of your article

Write a draft of your article and then get others to read it and give you feedback. Then refine your draft and write your abstract, title, and select keywords. Use the journal’s instructions for authors for guidance on these, what formatting and style to use, and the word limit.

Read more about writing your paper

Stage 4: Your article is reviewed

Initially your article will be reviewed by the journal editor to check it matches the journal’s Aims and Scope. If your submission is appropriate for the journal, then the editor will send it out for peer review by experts in the field (usually two or three of your peers). Reviewers are often looking at several articles, so you may have to wait for their feedback. If you have submitted your manuscript via Scholar One Manuscripts or Editorial Manager you can check the progress of your article by logging into the online submission system. The journal editor will collate reviews and decide whether to reject your article, ask for revisions, or accept it. You choose whether to revise and resubmit.

Read more about peer review

Thinking of publishing a book?

There are many benefits to publishing with Taylor & Francis and our leading imprints that are highly recognized in the academic and professional communities we serve.

On our Routledge Author Resources site you’ll find out everything you and your library users need to know about publishing a book with us – who we are, what we do, and why you should publish with us.

  • Learn about what makes Taylor & Francis unique in the publishing world
  • Explore the benefits of publishing with us
  • Download our Author Directions guides to social media, turning a PhD into a book, writing a book proposal and maintaining discoverability
  • Check out our Publishing Brochure, FAQs, author endorsements, and more!

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