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Open Science Badges

Is your research eligible for one of the Open Science Badges? Researchers submitting to journals that support this Center for Open Science (COS) initiative have the opportunity to apply for one or more of the badges during submission. If accepted, the badge(s) will be displayed within the html and pdf versions of your article on Taylor & Francis Online.

What are Open Science Badges?

The Open Science Badges program was designed by the Center for Open Science to acknowledge open science practices. They are offered as incentives for researchers to share data, materials, or to preregister, and are a signal to the reader that the content of the study has been made available in perpetuity.

Read more about the Open Science Badges program.

How will I know if a journal supports the Open Badges program?

All Taylor & Francis journals that have adopted the Open Science Badges initiative display a notice in the journal’s header on Taylor & Francis Online. Read the journal’s ‘Instructions for Authors’ for more information.

Which badges can I apply for?

COS currently offers three badges in its program:

Articles need to meet the Open Science Badges criteria in order to earn a badge. Journal editors will contact authors to confirm if their application has been successful.

How do I apply for a badge?

If you submit a paper to a participating journal, you will then receive an email upon submission with:

  • Details of the badge(s) offered by the journal
  • Links to additional information
  • An open practices disclosure form
  • The journal editor’s email address

If you decide to proceed with a badge application, please complete the open practices disclosure form and email it back to the journal’s editor. The editor will then assess the submission against the criteria set out by COS.

Can I apply for more than one?

Yes. If the journal offers multiple badges, and providing you have met the criteria for each, you may apply for more than one.

If you have any questions about Open Scholarship at Taylor & Francis, please email datasharing@tandf.co.uk.

Further reading:
Understanding our data sharing policies
Data sharing FAQs
Should you share your data?