Did you know that researchers based in 45 countries are able to publish open access (OA) in many of our pure OA journals, with greatly reduced and, in many cases, no article publishing charge (APC)?
As part of a growing commitment to support open access publishing in emerging countries, we have been working with EIFL (Electronic Information for Libraries) to introduce a 12 month agreement which enables researchers to publish OA in 66 journals with a partially, or even fully, discounted APC.
This discount or waiver applies to pure OA journals ranging across disciplines, including the sciences, social sciences and humanities, and is open to 45 EIFL network countries, with the aim of making publishing OA accessible for researchers in countries with developing or transition economies.
Who are EIFL and how do I check if my country is included?
EIFL is a not for profit organisation that works with libraries to enable access to knowledge in developing and transition economy countries throughout the world. Working in over 60 countries, they help people access and use information for education, learning, research and sustainable community development.
Founded in 1999, EIFL was one of the original signatories of the Budapest Open Access Initiative and plays a significant role in spreading the principles of open research throughout their network.
What do researchers need to do to ensure the EIFL discount or waiver is applied?
To take advantage of the reduced, or even waived, APC researchers should:
1. Check your country is one of EIFL’s 45 network countries, so we can apply the special discount or waiver to the journal’s APC.
2. Check the list of journals included to find an appropriate journal for your research (this also lists the EIFL discounted APC, or whether the APC is waived).
3. Once selected, submit through the journals online submission system in the usual way, following the relevant journal’s Instructions for Authors (on the journal page on Taylor & Francis Online). To ensure you receive your EIFL discount or waiver please request this when prompted.
4. Your paper will go through peer review as normal. Our open access team will ensure the appropriate discount or waiver is applied.
5. Your article is published OA, meaning anyone, anywhere can read your research.
If you have any other questions please contact us.