As part of our commitment to support open access publishing in emerging countries, we have an agreement with EIFL (Electronic Information for Libraries) which enables researchers to publish OA in over 80 journals with a partially, or even fully, discounted APC.
This discount or waiver applies to full OA journals ranging across disciplines, including the sciences, social sciences and humanities, and is open to 35 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 35 EIFL network countries included, and the APC discount or waiver available.
2. Check the list of journals included to find an appropriate journal for your research.
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).
4. During the online submission please select ‘I have another waiver to request or a discount code’ and enter the code ‘EIFL’. (Please make sure you do this when you first submit an article, because the system will not give you this option if you are resubmitting a revision.)
5. You will receive a confirmation of your discount or waiver, and your paper will go through peer review as normal. Our open access team will ensure the appropriate discount or waiver is applied.
6. Your article is published OA, meaning anyone, anywhere can read your research.
If you have any other questions please contact us.