In these extraordinary times, we want to support both the drive for research into COVID-19 and all our partners across the world as they face disruption in both their professional and personal lives. We have three key updates for you, alongside information that is designed to support your continuing professional development in the coming weeks.
Free access to COVID-19 research and support for remote learning
As scholarly publishers, the work we do in partnership with editors and society partners to curate, make discoverable and rapidly disseminate research means we have a critical role to play in the current emergency.
Our CEO, Annie Callanan, outlines how we have been working to provide the research community with free access to COVID-19 research and to give support for remote and distance learning, including free access to ebooks.
We have also launched a resource center to bring together COVID-19 journal and book resources. This is being updated daily, based on keyword scans of journal papers in production to ensure that we are making all COVID-19 research free-to-access at the point of publication.
We are ensuring institutions around the globe have all necessary support to ensure remote access to our journals platform, Taylor & Francis Online, and Taylor & Francis Ebooks. Our colleagues are on hand to help if users are experiencing any difficulties, and we will ensure that guidance on how to use remote access is kept up-to-date at all times.
Online resources for your continued professional development
During this time, digital tools and resources will be more important than ever as teaching and learning increasingly moves online. What tools and technologies are you using? We’d love to hear your tips on how you’re continuing your professional development or connecting with colleagues online, share them with us by tweeting us at @tandfonline.
In the meantime, here are some resources to get you started:
“To any other researcher located at a distance from their academic peers, I would thoroughly recommend either joining or founding an online reading group. It’s free and simple, and doesn’t need you to move from your kitchen countertop.”
Doctoral researcher Helen Gubbins shares her experience of setting up a successful reading group online.
Today there’s a multitude of digital tools and technologies out there that you can use as a researcher. In our latest podcast we spoke to well-known academic blogger Inger Mewburn about some of the digital tools that she sees researchers embracing today and how to use them effectively.
Each weekly chapter of the How Researchers Changed the World learning programs covers a key aspect of getting your research published and establishing your research profile. Chapters include ‘choosing a journal’, ‘open research’, and ‘understanding your research impact’.
We wish you the very best as we collectively navigate this pandemic in the coming weeks and months.