Have you published an article in a Taylor & Francis or Routledge journal? If so, you may want to take a look at Taylor & Francis Online today, as your published research just got a whole lot more discoverable (and beautiful).
Our digital team has spent the last year working on redesigning our journal platform, focusing on key users (that’s you as a researcher and author) and how they want, and need, to use Taylor & Francis Online. Building on researcher feedback and analytics data, they’ve put the needs of researchers at the centre of every design decision they’ve made. So whether you’re looking to submit a paper, search and read a piece of research, check your article metrics, or share something interested you’ve found, it’s now easier, quicker, and more attractive.
So what are our favorite features? Here’s our starter for 10:
1. When you search from the home page you’ll now get suggestions appearing as you type, saving you time and helping you easily identify and get to the research you need.
2. Browsing an article to check if it’s relevant? Now the menus, including links to figures and tables, references, article metrics, the PDF version and licensing details (if you’re publishing open access) will move with you as you scroll. And when you get to the end of the article a link to articles that other people read after that one will appear too.
3. The entire site is now fully responsive to any device. But what does that mean? Wherever you are, whether you’re on your laptop, tablet or mobile the screen will adapt to fit that size. So you can scan articles while you’re on your phone, bookmark them for later, then view on a laptop or your tablet. On every screen they’ll be just as readable and with all the same functions.
4. There’s now the option for a very short introduction to the journal on journal home pages, so you can check at a glance if it’s relevant before reading the fuller aims and scope.
5. Hover over the author’s name at the top of the page and their full affiliation and any further details will now appear, making researchers more identifiable with every piece of research they publish in a Taylor & Francis or Routledge journal.
6. Article metrics are now clearly visible at the very top of every article page, including views, citations, and Altmetric data.
7. Every week, we’ll be showcasing trending research on the home page, highlighting what’s in the news, high impact open access research, topical work, and an article our journal editors want to highlight.
8. Every open access article is now easy to identify in your search results, making it more discoverable to readers.
9. You can now search within the relevant subject area and then refine your results using a ‘faceted’ search, displayed in the sidebar. And that ‘refine your search’ menu moves with you as you scroll through the results too.
10. And lastly (but definitely not least), it’s now easy to submit your manuscript with quick links at the top of journal pages. And the link to Author Services is direct from the home page, meaning you can get to tips and guidance in just one click.
If you’re a published author go and take a look at your refreshed research today, share it with your friends and colleagues (with more visible share links for you and others to do this too), and tell us what you think at #tfRefresh.