94% of journals published by Taylor & Francis / Routledge now comply with Research Councils UK (RCUK) and Wellcome Trust mandates

Oxford, UK, April, 2013

The Wellcome Trust and RCUK ’s open access (OA) policies came into effect on 1 April 2013, and Taylor & Francis are pleased to announce that over 1,650 of the journals that we publish now comply with these mandates, over 500 of which are published on behalf of society partners.

We enable funded authors to publish their materials in these quality journals on an open access basis, via either the Gold or Green OA routes to compliance:

  • Gold OA – articles are made OA on publication. An article publishing charge (APC) is applicable and authors are required by Wellcome Trust or RCUK mandate to grant a Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) licence.
  • Green OA – since 2002, Taylor & Francis/Routledge authors have had the right to deposit their Accepted Author Manuscript within 12 months (Science and Technology, Health and Social Care, and Behavioural Sciences) or 18 months (Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities) of publication of their final published article.

A list of all Taylor & Francis and Routledge journals with notes on compliance can be found here: http://journalauthors.tandf.co.uk/permissions/Green-OA-AAM-embargo-periods.pdf . A short author guide is here .

Victoria Gardner, Taylor & Francis Open Access Publisher, comments, “ We believe that authors should be able to choose the best publication venue for their research, whether open access or not. We offer a range of licensing options in our wide and varied publishing programme to facilitate maximum author choice in complying with their funder mandates.

We are also pleased to announce a number of updates to the Open Access section of our Author Services site ( http://journalauthors.tandf.co.uk/preparation/OpenAccess.asp ) and our platform ( http://www.tandfonline.com/page/openaccess ), providing information to help guide researchers through the options available to them, should they wish to publish their work on an open access basis.

Finally, we are pleased to welcome the Universities of Birmingham, Cardiff, Durham, Glasgow, Leeds, Sheffield and Strathclyde as open access partners, meaning that RCUK-funded researchers from these institutions may be eligible to have their article publishing charge (APC) covered by their institution’s pre-payment scheme, or may be entitled to a discount on the APC. To find out more please visit http://www.tandfonline.com/page/openaccess/funders

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Victoria Wright, Communications Manager, Taylor & Francis Group Journals

email: victoria.wright@tandf.co.uk

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Taylor & Francis Group partners with researchers, scholarly societies, universities and libraries worldwide to bring knowledge to life. As one of the world’s leading publishers of scholarly journals, books, ebooks and reference works our content spans all areas of Humanities, Social Sciences, Behavioral Sciences, Science, and Technology and Medicine. From our network of offices in Oxford, New York, Philadelphia, Boca Raton, Boston, Melbourne, Singapore, Beijing, Tokyo, Stockholm, New Delhi and Johannesburg, Taylor & Francis staff provide local expertise and support to our editors, societies and authors and tailored, efficient customer service to our library colleagues.

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