The new eReader being trialed on Taylor & Francis Online 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.
How to share an article
- 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 being trialed on 22 selected Taylor & Francis journals* and is available for all articles in these journals published since January 2019.
- Click on the EPUB button. This will then open the EPUB version of the article within the eReader.
- Select the ‘Share access’ option. This can be found in the bar at the top of the screen with the following icon:
- Agree to the Terms and Conditions. Please read and agree to the terms and conditions to get the shareable link.
- Copy the sharing link. The eReader will create a unique URL which you can copy to your clipboard.
- 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.
* Journals currently included in the eReader trial:
Access sharing is available on all subscription articles which have an EPUB version. Articles published from January 2019 onwards in the following journals have an EPUB:
The American Statistician
The Black Scholar
Critical Public Health
Disability & Society
Geomatics, Natural Hazards and Risk
Information, Communication & Society
The International Journal of Psychoanalysis
International Journal of Remote Sensing
The Journal of Maternal-Fetal & Neonatal Medicine
Journal of Plant Interactions
Journal of Sports Sciences
Journal of Sustainable Tourism
Research in Drama Education
Slavery & Abolition
Women’s History Review
For more details about EPUB access sharing, please visit the Taylor & Francis Online help page.