Taylor & Francis Online: Making your research more discoverable

If you’ve visited Taylor & Francis Online recently, you may have noticed a few changes. Since the relaunch of our journal platform last year with a refreshed, responsive feel, our digital team has been working hard to make sure research discoverability stays at the forefront of the online experience. Adapting to the needs of our users, we have made some important updates, which will make accessing the latest research even more straightforward.

So what’s changed?

Advanced Search enhancements

What’s changed?

We’ve added an ‘Advanced Search’ link to three of the main search pages: the Taylor & Francis Online Homepage, every journal homepage, and each article page. With one click, you can now expand the parameters of your search, including by subject area, journal, and publication date.

You’ll also see a ‘Modify your search’ feature in the left-hand sidebar of the search results page.

These search improvements will make it much easier to locate the most relevant research for your study. Less time scrolling through results lists means more time for further searching and discovering.

What does it look like?

Changes to journal page headers

What’s changed?

We’ve made it easier to navigate between journal pages by amending the journal header banner, displayed at the top of all journal information pages.

In response to user feedback, the ‘Submit an article’ button is now constantly visible on journal information pages, so you no longer have to hover the mouse over the journal header to view this link. This ensures you have easy access to the article submission system when ready to submit to a journal.

We’ve also added some new links to the journal header: ‘Current issue’ and ‘Browse list of issues’. These new links will sit alongside the current ones. What’s more, all of these options will now remain fixed in a toolbar at the top of the page, so they can be accessed from any point on the page.

This will give a smoother reading experience for all users, and will be especially useful on mobile devices, where scrolling up and down the page can be awkward on smaller screens.

What does it look like?

Improved metrics visibility 

What’s changed?

We’ve made article metrics more visible by adding them to each article listing. Whether viewing an issue contents page or the latest articles from a journal, you can see article views, CrossRef citations, and Altmetric scores without having to click through to the article itself. The figures will be clearly displayed to the top right of each article listing (or underneath each article if viewed on your mobile), making it easier to decide whether it is likely to be an article you want to read.

As an author, you will also be able to see this data on your ‘Authored Works’ page.

This improved metric visibility will be incredibly useful to authors at all stages of the research process. If you want to identify the best journal for your research, you can get a quick snapshot of article performance in journals of interest by simply viewing issue contents pages. If you’re a published author, this will also allow you to compare the performance of other articles in the same issue you published in.

What does it look like?