Article publishing charge discounts and waivers

Taylor & Francis is committed to bringing research by scholars in emerging nations to the attention of the global academic community. We also want to make the option to publish open access available to as many researchers as possible.

To help achieve this we offer waivers and discounts on the Article Publishing Charges (APCs) normally required to publish in a large number of fully open access journals (T&F Open or Routledge Open):

• Corresponding authors with primary affiliations based in countries defined by the World Bank as Low-Income Economies are entitled to apply for a 100% APC waiver, when they publish in a fully open access journal.

• Corresponding authors with primary affiliations based in countries defined by the World Bank as Lower-Middle-Income Economies are entitled to apply for a 50% discount on the normal APC, when they publish in a fully open access journal.

What do I need to do to request an APC discount or waiver?

1. Check that your country is one of those defined by the World Bank as being low-income or lower-middle-income, and that the journal you are submitting to is one of the fully open access journals included in this scheme.

2. Submit through the journal’s online submission system in the usual way, following the Instructions for Authors which can be found on Taylor & Francis Online.

3. During the process of submitting your manuscript online you will be asked whether you wish to request a discount or waiver. Please select the appropriate option at this stage. Our open access team will then ensure the appropriate discount or waiver is applied.

4. Your paper will go through peer review as normal. The fact that you have requested a discount or waiver won’t be revealed to the journal’s editor or reviewers and won’t influence the outcome of your submission.

5. If accepted, your article will be published open access, meaning anyone, anywhere can read your research.

Please note that waiver requests must be made when you first submit your manuscript. It will not normally be possible to process requests made on any subsequent revisions.

If you have any questions please contact us: apc@tandf.co.uk

APC discounts for researchers in EIFL network countries

In addition to the waivers and discounts above, Taylor & Francis also has an agreement with EIFL (Electronic Information for Libraries) to enable researchers in 37 countries publish in many fully open access journals with a greatly reduced or no article publishing charge (APC). Please visit our EIFL page to see whether you could benefit.

Other open access agreements

We’re also partnering with institutions and funders around the world to help researchers publish gold open access in their chosen journals. These agreements can mean that individual authors benefit from much reduced article publishing charges (APCs) or that they are able to publish open access at no cost to themselves. Find out if you’re eligible for this open access publishing support.

Are any discretionary APC waivers available?

We will consider all requests for discretionary APC waivers by researchers who aren’t eligible for the policies above. Please indicate your wish to be considered for a discretionary waiver when you submit your manuscript to a fully open access journal. You will be prompted to do so by the online submission system. Please select ‘I have another waiver to request or a discount code’ and include supporting evidence for why a waiver would be necessary in your circumstances in the space provided. Your request should include details of the affiliation and country of residence of all authors, details of where the research was conducted, and confirmation of all research grant funding received.

Please note that in order to guarantee peer-review integrity, the waiver process is not managed by journal academic editors.