One of the concerns sometimes raised about open access is that journals might be unreliable. There is a fear that peer review, the process which underpins research integrity, might be missing from open access publishing. While you should be aware there are some open access journals which do not follow the highest standards, most open access titles provide a trustworthy service for authors and readers.
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The Taylor & Francis commitment to peer review quality
Taylor & Francis Group journals provide researchers with rigorous, constructive, and timely peer review for all manuscripts. This is regardless of whether they intend to publish open access. Anyone reading or publishing open access with Taylor & Francis can be reassured that the same high standards apply as in subscription publishing models.
Taylor & Francis is a member of the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA) and a publisher member of the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ). Both organizations uphold the highest standards of open access publishing.
Taylor & Francis supports Think. Check. Submit. The campaign empowers authors to evaluate the trustworthiness of a journal or its publisher. By using the simple checklist provided on the Think. Check. Submit. website, authors can make an informed choice before sending their articles for review.
Taylor & Francis apply the same high standards to the open access publishing process, as we do in traditional publishing models.