New publishing deal with Taylor & Francis!

We are pleased to announce that the OU Library has recently invested in a new Read and Publish deal with Taylor & Francis which allows OU corresponding authors to publish open access in Taylor & Francis hybrid (Open Select) journals at no cost to themselves. This replaces the previous 75% discount OU authors received when publishing open access with T&F.

To be eligible:

  • The corresponding author must be a current member of research staff or a current research student affiliated to the OU (this excludes visiting researchers);
  • You must be publishing an original research article (other paper types are excluded, such as Editorials, Announcements and Book Reviews);
  • You must be publishing in an Open Select (hybrid) Taylor & Francis or Routledge journal title (all Open Select titles are included);
  • Your article must have been accepted on or after 1st January 2021 (eligible papers published behind a paywall from this date but prior to the signing of this agreement will be eligible for retrospective conversion to open access, which we have already begun processing).

Authors don’t need to do anything to benefit from this deal. All accepted research meeting these requirements will automatically be considered for open access publication under this agreement.

Please be aware that there is a cap on the number of publications that are covered by this deal, so it is operated on a first come, first served basis. Should this cap be reached before the end of the year, the open access publishing element of this agreement will be paused until the beginning of the following year (1st January 2022).

Further details of the agreement can be found on the Research Support Team’s webpages, along with all the Read and Publish deals the Library has invested in with other publishers.

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