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Taylor & Francis responds to open letter from SCONUL

Taylor & Francis responds to open letter from SCONUL

Taylor & Francis has listened and responded to recent feedback from the library and academic community in relation to our new policy to introduce a rolling wall of 20 years' courtesy access to subscribers. Read more about the context of the policy, and how we have now responded to this feedback.

Tune into our latest podcast

Getting published for the first time? Tune into our latest podcast

By now, hopefully you have already heard of our new podcast series for researchers created with Vitae, the international program which champions professional development for researchers. Episodes are free to listen to and only 15 minutes long, packed with practical tips and expert opinion covering a range of topics for researchers looking to develop their careers.

We've just released a new episode on getting published for the first time, an ideal starting point for authors wanting to learn more about the process of writing an article. This episode covers the basics - from the question of why get published, to what goes on during peer review, and understanding the impact of your work post-publication.

Spread the word to researchers at your institution.

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Peer Review Week

It's Peer Review Week, an international celebration of the benefits of scholarly peer review and all those who make it happen. Throughout the week we're taking a 360° view of peer review, exploring the process from the perspective of authors, reviewers and journal editors. Check out our brand-new peer review resources hub to learn from expert voices, personal experiences, and behind-the-scenes insights, and spread the word to the researchers you work with.

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How I'm using my library

The Taylor & Francis Group Library Excellence Award in Research was created to reward a research higher degree student that demonstrated excellent use of the University of Queensland's library resources.

Caitlin Kuempel received the award this year for her outstanding use of the academic content available at her library. We asked Caitlin to share what she is doing, and how she used the various resources she has access to.

Read more here.

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Improved visibility for funder statements

In response to requests from our authors and editors, we’ve made information on where research funding has come from more visible across our journals. These funder statements can now be found in the additional information section on an article’s HTML version. This increased visibility ensures funder information is visible on every applicable article and authors continue to meet all of their funder requirements.

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Mastering metrics: a Taylor & Francis guide

In the world of research, it’s impossible to avoid the multitude of scholarly metrics that are out there…

For librarians, metrics can help you to select journals for your institution, and analyze their usage and impact. They can also help you assess the impact of research published by those in your institution. Confused about how to make scholarly metrics work for you?

Explore our guides and resources to help you master those metrics.

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Taylor & Francis Online: making research more discoverable

If you’ve visited Taylor & Francis Online recently, you may have noticed a few changes. Since the relaunch of our journal platform last year with a refreshed, responsive feel, our digital team has been working hard to make sure research discoverability stays at the forefront of the online experience. Adapting to the needs of our users, we have made some important updates, which will make accessing the latest research even more straightforward.

So what’s changed?

  • Faster location of the most relevant research with a new ‘Advanced Search’ feature.
  • Easier navigation between journal pages with more links added to the journal header.
  • Smarter identification of article and journal performance with improved metric visibility.

Find out more about these changes.

CrossMark Program

CrossMark identification added to all published work

Taylor & Francis is a participant in the CrossMark program – a multi-publisher initiative from CrossRef that provides a standard way for readers to locate the authenticated version of a piece of content. To show that we are committed to maintaining the content we publish, and that we adhere to funder requirements to alert readers to potential changes, we have added CrossMark to the Version of Record for all published articles.

We recognize the importance of the integrity and completeness of the scholarly record to researchers and librarians, and attach the highest importance to maintaining trust in the authority of its electronic archive. The CrossMark logo on the first page of each published article informs the reader of the current status of a document and provides additional publication record information, such as funding information and author ORCiDs (if available), at the click of a button.

Opening up citations

Opening up citations: launch of I40C

Consider what a single database of all scholarly citations, expressed in a common, machine-readable language could tell us. Think new services built on top of this data and graphs that capture the bigger picture – illustrating connections between researchers, trends within subject areas and the development of knowledge over time.

Whatever the future of open citations looks like, we think it presents some exciting opportunities for everyone involved in scholarly research. And we’ve teamed up with other organizations in a step towards making this happen. We’re proud to be a part of I4OC, the initiative for open citations.

Find out more.

Opening up citations

Harnessing the power of peer review: Taylor & Francis announces new trial with Publons

Publons, an online platform that helps reviewers get verified recognition for their contributions is being rolled out across 30 of our journals on our Biological, Earth and Environmental Science and Behavioural Science lists.

The journals included in this trial will benefit from the increased visibility of peer review contributions, enabling reviewers, editors and institutions to keep track of reviewer activity. Reviewers can use Publons to build a profile that shows their peer review activity, using this as evidence of their service to show potential employers and advance their career.

Visit Author Services for more information on the trial.

Taylor and Francis Podcast Series

The role of academic mentoring: listen to our podcast and join in the Twitter discussion using #tfmentoring

Our podcast series provides tips and insights for researchers looking to develop their career. The latest episode focuses on the crucial topic of academic mentoring: what can researchers gain from being mentored, and what are the different mentoring opportunities out there? Listen now and help support the researchers you work with by spreading the word about it.

We’re taking to twitter to talk mentoring too, with a live discussion around the importance of mentoring, different ways it can work and how researchers can get the most out of it. Tune in to @tandfauthorserv on 16 March 14.30 – 15.30 GMT, join in the conversation and submit a question using #tfmentoring on or before the day.

Meet our expert panel and find out more.

Taylor and Francis South Asia Archive

South Asia Archive now available to all Indian learners of South Asian Studies through the National Digital Library of India.

Developed in association with the South Asia Research Foundation, this unparalleled digital resource provides instant access to over 5 million pages of culturally and historically significant literary material from across the Indian Subcontinent from the mid-18th to the mid-20th century.

The National Digital Library (NDL) project was launched by NMEICT, MHRD, Govt. of India to develop a portal that provides a single window access to learners for e-contents, address the issue of collaborative learning and facilitate self-paced personalized learning. It is hosted and spearheaded by IIT, Kharagpur.

Read more about the South Asia Archive.

Taylor and Francis User feedback group

Have your say: join a Taylor & Francis user feedback group

Would you like to be involved in improving the latest digital products? We’re committed to continually enhancing our online platform and we’d love to hear what you think about our current developments.

We’d like to invite you to offer your feedback, either by online questionnaires or feedback sessions where you’d have a chance to see some of the latest products and network with peers.

Register your interest now.

Researcher Insights

Supporting researchers at all stages with Insights

Whether you’re based in a library and answering queries from researchers looking to take their first steps to getting published, offering guidance to faculty members who are more experienced, or even publishing your own research, Insights will help you keep up with the latest research news, stories, and tips.

From practical advice to research stories and opinion pieces, get weekly updates that will help you in your daily working life.

Need more convincing? Read 5 reasons to sign up to Insights and register today.

Taylor and Francis Podcast Series

Spread the word, spread the support: our 15-minute podcast series

As a librarian, you’ll encounter researchers at different stages of their careers – some who will be at the very start of their PhD research, and others who are published authors. As a publisher, we want to support researchers at all stages, keeping up to date with the latest trends and research findings, publishing their first paper, developing their research profile or moving beyond their PhD to find a career that’s right for them.

From driving public engagement in research to exploring the many and varied career paths open to researchers, there’s something for everyone in our new podcast series. Created with Vitae, the international program which champions professional development for researchers, the series features interviews from people working in all aspects of research and offers tips and practical advice that you can pass on to the researchers you work with (and you might even glean some valuable insights yourselves.)

Listen to the series now and help support the researchers you work with by spreading the word about it.

Research 4 Lifes Publisher Of the Month

Taylor & Francis Group Featured as Research4Life’s Publisher of the Month

We are pleased to announce that Research4Life, a partnership which provides developing countries with free or low-cost online access to academic and peer-reviewed content, has highlighted Taylor & Francis Group as the Publisher of the Month on the organization’s website.

Through Research4Life, the latest Taylor & Francis Group content is available to researchers in over 100 countries at little or no cost. This is complemented by Taylor & Francis Group’s partnership with INASP, another Research4Life partner, thereby expanding access to cutting-edge research into even more emerging regions of the world. Additionally, the STAR (Special Terms for Researchers) program, developed by Taylor & Francis, provides researchers in emerging regions with 31 days of free access to leading journals in over thirty subject areas, using a flexible voucher scheme.

To learn more about Taylor & Francis Group’s many ongoing initiatives aimed at supporting researchers and authors in developing nations, please visit our corporate website.

Taylor and Francis Online Website

Taylor & Francis Online – Reimagined, redesigned, responsive

Taylor & Francis Online, the home of over 2,400 online journals across Science, Technology and Medicine and Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities, has relaunched in August with a new design, fully responsive interface and significant functional improvements for researchers, readers and learned societies alike. The journals platform has been redesigned in response to user feedback, culminating in a more intuitive, readable and clutter-free interface that displays as-intended on any device.

We are also pleased to inform you that no changes have been made to the Librarians’ Area of Taylor & Francis Online, and your library will continue to have the same administrative and reporting capabilities over its institutional account as before the platform redesign. Journal and article URLs will also remain the same, and you won’t see any changes in linking between Taylor & Francis journal content and your discovery services. For more information including FAQs and training materials, visit our promotional webpage or download the updated Taylor & Francis Online User Guide.

We encourage you to check out the new platform today, and tell us what you think using #tfRefresh on Facebook or Twitter.

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Be Part of Peer Review Week, 19th-25th September

Back for a 2nd year, Peer Review Week is a global event celebrating the essential role that peer review plays in maintaining scientific quality. The event brings together individuals, institutions, and organizations committed to sharing the central message that good peer review, whatever shape or form it might take, is critical to scholarly communications.

From researcher to librarian, research manager to publisher, editor to policy officer, be part of the action at

NASP and Research4Life Launch Research Advocacy Competition

Over two thirds of researchers who have never peer reviewed would like to, new research reveals

Read new research on motivations, training and support in peer review, as the latest supplement to Peer review: a global view is published. Exploring researchers’ views on their motivations behind publishing in peer reviewed journals and in undertaking peer review, and their attitudes and opinions towards support in peer review, the research gathers views from authors, peer reviewers and journal editors from across the globe.

Watch a snapshot of the findings and read the supplement now.

NASP and Research4Life Launch Research Advocacy Competition

INASP and Research4Life Launch Research Advocacy Competition

INASP and Research4Life have announced a competition to recognize the critical role that professionals play in advocating their leaders to support research in their institutions and countries. The competition is open to all researchers, practitioners, librarians and policymakers whose institution is a registered user of one of the Research4Life programmes – Hinari, AGORA, OARE and ARDI or has access to research through an agreement mediated by INASP.

The winner – announced in November – will be invited to present their work at the annual Publishers for Development conference and Research4Life General Partners Meeting in the UK in July 2017. Taylor & Francis will provide an honourable mention award. For more information and to submit your entry, visit

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#ShareYourEprints – highlighting and sharing authors’ research

Did you know when an author publishes in a subscription-based Taylor & Francis or Routledge journal they receive a link to 50 free downloads of their article? An e-print link enables free access to the journal article and is a great way for researchers to encourage others to read their article as soon as it is published.

With every author included on an article receiving 50 free eprints each, it can be shared across a variety of networks: social media accounts, your institutional webpage or on professional sites such as LinkedIn. Encourage your institution’s researchers to find out how they can highlight their research with #ShareYourEprints

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Library Lantern Special Issue: Information Literacy around the Globe

We’ve just launched our latest Library Lantern newsletter! In this special issue, we focus on information literacy issues and developments in Europe, the Americas, and the Middle East.

We also introduce you to newly launched digital resource Secret Files from World Wars to Cold War, and our new Taylor & Francis China website, and give you an update on the Library Voices project and free access Library & Information Science articles.

Explore this special issue today.

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Q&A: Approaching Digital Research

What are some of the biggest challenges facing researchers as they approach digital research? How can they manage their research online effectively?

Our latest Q&A on the topic of researcher user experience (UX) is with Gareth Cole, Research Data Manager at the University of Loughborough Library, about his involvement in the UX project including the discoveries he has made so far and how these might be applied to library services.

Find out more.

Library Voices & Information literacy

Library Voices

Information literacy, a student run journal and looking at data usage: all this is discussed in the latest Library Voices post. Recorded by librarians at the Jane Bancroft Library, it offers an interesting insight into a unique project that they are developing with their students.

Join the conversation with Library Voices by listening today.

Vitae’s 2016 UK Three Minute Thesis competition

Public engagement in research: Taylor & Francis sponsor Vitae's 2016 UK Three Minute Thesis competition

Taylor & Francis will be the headline sponsor for this year's Vitae national Three Minute Thesis competition (3MT®), the largest national 3MT® competition in the world.

Originally developed by The University of Queensland, Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) is a celebration of the dynamic and exciting work conducted by doctoral researchers across the UK. The competition challenges participants to explain their research in just three minutes, and in a way that can be understood by a non-specialist audience.

Find out more about our sponsorship and how institutions can register their interest in entering their own 3MT® winner in the 2016 Vitae national competition until the end of June 2016.

The evolving role of librarians in India

ORCiD: a primer for librarians

As a librarian, you may be compiling and tracking the research output at your institution. ORCiD, the digital identifier that links a researcher to their work, can help you by ensuring research activities can be easily distinguished and identified.

At Taylor & Francis, ORCiDs can be added to a manuscript as researchers make their online submission, with some of our journals now requesting that lead authors include these as standard.

But what is the role for librarians in promoting the use of ORCiD and how (and why) should you be raising awareness and encouraging their uptake in your institution? Recently published in Medical Reference Services Quarterly is a primer for librarians on ORCiD.

Read the article now and our advice for authors on registering for and including an ORCiD in their online submission.

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HEFCE Open Access policy: guidance for researchers publishing with us

April 1st saw the implementation of the Higher Education Funding Council for England's (HEFCE) Open Access policy. To ensure published research from UK-based authors is eligible for the next Research Excellence Framework in 2020, journal articles now need to be deposited in an institutional or subject repository as soon after acceptance as possible (and within three months of receiving the acceptance notice from the editorial office).

To ensure researchers who publish in our journals are clear on what action they need to take, we have created a visual guide for you to share. Whether you're publishing in a subscription journal or open access with Taylor & Francis, Routledge or Cogent OA, you can check what you need to do, with which version of your article, and when, using the guide.

The evolving role of librarians in India

Agents of value: the evolving role of librarians in India

Academia is experiencing significant change in technology and research methodology. The role of the librarian in India is transforming to keep up with this digital change.

In a new series of interviews, librarians at several academic libraries in India, including South Asian University, Delhi Technological University; Jawaharlal Nehru University and National Institute of Technology (NIT) Patna have spoken to Taylor & Francis about the multi-faceted role of the librarian in India and how this role is undergoing essential changes to continue to meet the needs of library users.

We found it fascinating to hear how the librarian roles are getting redefined to better understand the needs of the millennial library customer while embracing the potential of technology with more diverse - even ‘unconventional’ - skills than before. We are pleased to be able to showcase these as part of the Taylor & Francis Library Voices project, demonstrating the huge contribution libraries in India are adding to global library services.

Read the full article in Research Information.

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