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September 27, 2023

Taylor and Francis Taylor & Francis launches Specialist Network to help authors find the right journal for their article. The new Communication and Media Studies Network gives authors of these articles a bespoke list of journals to consider and operates a time-saving transfer service, to move the submission to their chosen alternative. The new network aims to significantly improve the support given to authors of rejected articles and to simplify the process of moving their articles to new journals for assessment. Using the network, which is free and entirely optional, will also help authors discover new journals in the field. The network has been designed to put researchers in control of the next steps for their research; article submissions will only be transferred to a new journal at the request of the author. [Full Announcement].

September 18, 2023

Taylor and Francis Knowledge for all: Taylor & Francis marks 10 years of open access books. Taylor & Francis is marking an open access milestone with a showcase of 'must read' books and chapters highlighting the role of OA in driving progress on global issues. Negotiating Bioethics became the first fully open access Taylor & Francis book in 2013. Ten years later, with a list of more than 1,500 OA titles and thousands and of individual open chapters, Taylor & Francis is one of the world's leading open access book publishers. [Full Announcement].

August 22, 2023

Taylor and Francis New Plain Language Summaries of Publications unlock the latest medical research for patients, healthcare professionals and policymakers. Launched by Taylor & Francis, Plain Language Summaries of Publications are peer reviewed, open access articles written for non-specialist readers, so everyone can benefit from new research findings. Many Taylor & Francis journals already support authors to include plain language summaries alongside their research papers. However, as standalone articles, PLSPs provide much more space to explore the significance of published research, as well as enabling graphics, video and audio content to support understanding. Researchers are also encouraged to bring in additional co-authors for the PLSP who themselves are patients or caregivers. PLSPs are published open access, which improves discoverability and ensures everybody can read the research summary. They have their own DOI and can, with the relevant permissions, summarize research articles published in any peer-reviewed journal. [Full Announcement].

July 25, 2023

Taylor and Francis Taylor & Francis launches new open access books initiative supported by Jisc. Taylor & Francis announces a new international collective funding pilot, Pledge to Open, which aims to publish 70 open access books on a broad range of global issues, including climate change, mental health, women's rights, and race. All higher education institutions in the UK can take part in the OA scheme thanks to an agreement struck with Jisc, the UK's higher education library consortium. [Full Announcement].

June 19, 2023

Taylor and Francis Significant acceleration of humanities and social sciences open access through Taylor & Francis and Jisc transformative agreement. The power of transformative agreements (TAs) to drive the transition to open access (OA), especially in the Humanities and Social Sciences, is revealed in a new report published by Taylor & Francis. Accelerating open access in the UK explores in detail the first two years of Taylor & Francis' OA partnership with the Jisc consortium and how it has boosted the global impact of research from UK institutions. [Full Announcement].

June 5, 2023

Taylor and Francis Taylor & Francis marks 1,500 open access books milestone with essential read on technology and sustainable development. Marking a milestone in its role as a leading open access book publisher, Taylor & Francis has announced Technology and Sustainable Development: The Promise and Pitfalls of Techno-Solutionism as its 1,500th OA book.Reflecting the crucial role for open access in making relevant research available to readers outside of academia, Technology and Sustainable Development focuses on many of the practical challenges facing our governments and societies. [Full Announcement].

May 23, 2023

Taylor and Francis Fully inclusive Taylor & Francis eBooks Platform meets gold standard for web accessibility. Taylor & Francis announced the completion of an extensive testing and development program to ensure its eBooks website is fully inclusive. The international research publisher's platform has achieved the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines recommendations at a high level, confirming it meets the requirements of users with a disability. [Full Announcement].

March 27, 2023

Taylor and Francis Bibliosan and Taylor & Francis agree new read & publish partnership. Bibliosan, the Italian network of biomedical research libraries, and Taylor & Francis have announced a new three-year open access agreement which will significantly extend the reach and impact of research at the 70 participating institutions. Under the read & publish agreement, articles accepted by a Taylor & Francis Open Select (hybrid) journal will be eligible for open access publication if they have a corresponding author based at one of the Bibliosan institutions. [Full Announcement].

December 21, 2022

Taylor and Francis JUSTICE Consortium and Taylor & Francis sign new open access agreement for Japan. The Japan Alliance of University Library Consortia for E-Resources and Taylor & Francis have announced a new transformative agreement to increase open access publication of Japanese research. Researchers at Japanese institutions participating in the agreement will be able to publish OA in Taylor & Francis and Routledge Open Select (hybrid) journals without paying an article publishing charge. JUSTICE members can also choose to help researchers publish in fully OA journals through the agreement. [Full Announcement].

December 16, 2022

Taylor and Francis Taylor & Francis aigns Accessible Books Consortium and Publishing Accessibility Action Group Charters. Taylor & Francis, one of the world's largest publishers of academic books and journals, has reaffirmed its ongoing commitment to accessibility by signing the Accessible Books Consortium and Publishing Accessibility Action Group UK charters. [Full Announcement].

November 28, 2022

Taylor and Francis Taylor & Francis welcomes the National Institutes of Health updated Data Management and Sharing Plan Policy, as it aligns with our commitment to promote and support open research. The National Institutes of Health announced a policy update requiring all grant applicants to submit a data management and sharing plan with their applications, aligning with subsequent guidance from the Office of Science and Technology Policy released in late August 2022, ensuring free, immediate and equitable access to federally funded scientific research and data. As a result, beginning Jan. 25, 2023, all grant applicants seeking NIH funding will be required to submit a DMSP, not just those valued at $500K or more as was previously required. [Full Announcement].

November 9, 2022

Taylor and Francis Wikipedia editors get easier access to Taylor & Francis journals in renewed agreement. An Enhanced Partnership Between The Wikipedia Library and Taylor & Francis Helps Editors of the Online Encyclopedia Cite the Latest Relevant Research. The Wikipedia Library and leading academic publisher Taylor & Francis announced a renewed partnership, providing active Wikipedia editors automatic access to the journal articles they need. Through this agreement, qualifying editors can read over 500 peer-reviewed Taylor & Francis and Routledge journals, covering a broad range of disciplines, including arts & humanities; biological, environmental & earth sciences; and strategic, defense & security studies. [Full Announcement].

November 7, 2022

Taylor and Francis Taylor & Francis pilots Research Square's Research Quality Evaluation Service to help accelerate peer review. Taylor & Francis is trialing the Research Quality Evaluation Service from Research Square to help find qualified peer reviewers more quickly. With growing numbers of article submissions and increasing competing demands on researchers, finding suitable reviewers in a timely manner is recognized as a significant challenge across scholarly publishing. This can delay new research from reaching the world and realizing its potential to foster progress. To help tackle this problem, Taylor & Francis is exploring a range of processes and services that support journal editors and maintain the integrity of the peer review process. [Full Announcement].

August 9, 2021

Taylor and Francis Taylor & Francis’ response to the UKRI policy announcement. Taylor & Francis is supportive of the goals of the UKRI Open Access Policy to achieve full and immediate Open Access. Over the past decade we have invested heavily in OA tools and services, including OA journals, F1000 and transformative agreements which have helped to propel Open Access in the UK. We have concerns about elements of the policy, particularly the emphasis on zero embargo, zero payment OA for the Accepted Manuscript. This is not something that we are able to support, as it removes the ability for publishers to be remunerated for the considerable amount of work that goes into progressing an article to acceptance. [Full Announcement].

January 10, 2020

Taylor and Francis F1000 Research joins Taylor & Francis Group. Taylor & Francis Group, part of Informa plc, has announced the addition of cutting-edge open research publisher F1000 Research Ltd. United by their shared goals of amplifying and democratizing research, the addition is an important further step in strengthening Taylor & Francis’ capabilities in open access and open research and extending its range of innovative publishing services. F1000 Research launched the world’s first open research publishing platform, combining the opportunities offered by technology with a passion for identifying new ways to validate and share research. [Full Announcement].

January 30, 2018

Taylor and Francis Taking the journal article to the next level: Taylor and Francis partner with Code Ocean. Taylor and Francis and Code Ocean announce a new partnership that enables researchers to easily share and run code, making journal articles more robust. Readers will enjoy new interactivity where the Code Ocean widget is embedded within an article. They can run the code instantly within the page to easily reproduce and replicate data findings, so results can be verified and tested, and knowledge improved. [Full Announcement].

September 27, 2017

Taylor and Francis Dove Medical Press joins Taylor and Francis Group. Taylor & Francis Group, a leading publisher of specialist academic books and journals and part of Informa PLC, has acquired the Open Access publisher, Dove Medical Press. This acquisition signals Taylor & Francis Group’s ongoing commitment to developing both its Medical Journal and OA programs. [Full Announcement].

June 1, 2017

Taylor and Francis Academic Digital Research Services start-up colwiz joins Taylor & Francis Group. Taylor and Francis Group, a leading publisher of specialist, upper-level academic books and journals, has acquired colwiz, an innovative, early stage digital research services firm, as part of its ongoing investment in technology and digital capabilities that support the use and discoverability of content. [Full Announcement].

August 9, 2016

Taylor and Francis Reimagined, redesigned, responsive: Taylor and Francis Online re-launches. Taylor and Francis Online, the home of over 2,400 online journals across Science, Technology, Medicine, Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities, relaunches on August 9th with a brand new design, a clean, uncluttered interface and an improved user experience. [Full Announcement].

May 10, 2004

Taylor and Francis Merger of Informa and Taylor & Francis. The boards of Informa and Taylor & Francis are pleased to announce that the Taylor & Francis Scheme of Arrangement required to effect the Merger between Informa and Taylor & Francisbecame effective today and the Merger has completed. [Full Announcement].