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Publishing agreements: your options

There are a number of different access and use licenses. These include licenses created by Creative Commons, and adopted by Taylor & Francis for open-access publication (authors are asked to sign a license to publish, which links to the Creative Commons license of their choice, depending on how they wish their work to be reused).

Feedback from our authors shows that researchers would like to choose the license option that best suits them, so we currently offer a range of publishing agreements. Below are summaries of each option:

Copyright assignment

You assign copyright in your article to the publisher or society. They manage the intellectual property rights (IPR) in your article, maintain your article as the Version of Record, and can represent your article in cases of copyright infringement.

Copyright assignment is available to all Taylor & Francis authors publishing in a subscription journal.

Exclusive license to publish

You grant the journal owner (e.g., the publisher [Taylor & Francis] or a learned society) the right to publish your paper on an exclusive basis. You (the author) retain copyright, and reuse requests are handled by the publisher or society on your behalf.

This license is available to all Taylor & Francis authors publishing in a subscription journal.

Open access Creative Commons licenses

We ask you to sign a publishing agreement to establish the originality and provenance of your article and to give us the non-exclusive right to publish the Version of Record of your article; you (the author) retain copyright. This agreement incorporates the Creative Commons license of your choice, which will dictate what others can do with your article once it has been published.

Attribution (CC BY)

CC BYOthers can distribute, remix, tweak, and build upon your work, even commercially, as long as they credit you for the original creation.

This license is offered on our full Open and our hybrid Open Select journals (when publishing on a gold OA basis).

Attribution-NonCommercial (CC BY-NC)

CC BY-NCOthers can remix, tweak, and build upon your work non-commercially, and although their new works must also acknowledge you and be non-commercial, they don’t have to license their derivative works on the same terms.

This license is offered on our full Open journals.

Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives (CC BY-NC-ND)

CC BY-NC-NDOthers can download your works and share them with others as long as they credit you, but they can’t change them in any way or use them commercially.

This license is offered on our hybrid Open Select journals (when publishing on a gold OA basis).

Understanding article reuse

Each license offers different reuse rights. The table below gives a quick overview of how others can use your work, based on the relevant license.

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