Share Taylor & Francis journal articles using an eReader

We use cookies to improve your website experience. To learn about our use of cookies and how you can manage your cookie settings, please see our Cookie Policy. By closing this message, you are consenting to our use of cookies.

Share access to Taylor & Francis journal articles using a new eReader

Read and share articles in EPUB format on Taylor & Francis Online

The new eReader is available on all Taylor & Francis Online journals, and enables you to easily share free access to journal articles with friends and colleagues.

In addition to article sharing, the eReader also supports easy reading in any browser and on any device, online or offline. The responsive nature of the EPUB file format means that it automatically adapts to different screen sizes, which is great for mobile users.

Screenshot of EPUB eReader

How to share an article

  1. Find out whether there’s an EPUB version of the article you’re reading. Look for the green EPUB button (see image above) for articles you have full-text access to. The eReader is currently available for all articles published since January 2019.
  2. Click on the EPUB button. This will then open the EPUB version of the article within the eReader.
  3. Select the ‘Share access’ option. This can be found in the bar at the top of the screen with the following icon: Share access icon
  4. Agree to the Terms and Conditions. Please read and agree to the terms and conditions to get the shareable link.
  5. Copy the sharing link. The eReader will create a unique URL which you can copy to your clipboard.
  6. Share the URL. You can then paste the URL into emails, blogs and on social media to share with your colleagues and friends. The link will grant others free access to a read-only version of the article.

Please note that each sharing link only works for the first 100 clicks and will expire 90 days after it was generated. However, once the access or time limit is reached, you can generate a new sharing link using the same process.

Sharing links will provide read-only access to the EPUB version of an article within the eReader, which means that printing and download options are not available.

A more accessible and interactive experience

The new eReader will also help you to engage with journal articles in ways that weren’t previously possible. For example, you now have the ability to add annotations, navigate between article sections and figures, and view recommended articles.

There are also options for offline reading. You can save the EPUB file to an offline reading library within the eReader or download it as a standalone file. Open these saved files with any EPUB-compatible device or app, such as Apple Books and Google Play Books.

Importantly, the eReader offers improved accessibility and is more compatible with text-to-speech software than PDFs. Font size can also be easily increased at the touch of a button which is particularly useful for those with visual impairments.

For more details about EPUB access sharing, please visit the Taylor & Francis Online help page.