We’re partnering with institutions and funders around the world to help researchers publish gold open access in their chosen journals. These agreements can mean that individual authors benefit from discounted article publishing charges (APCs) or can publish open access at no cost to themselves.
Transformative open access (OA) agreements are made between libraries and publishers so that authors don’t need to pay APCs to make the final version of their articles open access. Through these partnerships, sometimes called ‘read & publish’ agreements, an increasing proportion of library spend supports open access publishing services, while enabling their users to continue reading subscription content.
Explore our current open access agreements, find out if you’re eligible, and how to access the funds. Transformative agreements are labelled to show where these are in place. New agreements are being made all the time, so don’t forget to check back here each time you are preparing to publish.
Authors based at institutions which are part of the Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN) can get a discount of at least 25% to publish research articles open access in Taylor & Francis and Routledge Open Select (hybrid) journals.
Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences
Corresponding authors affiliated with the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences (CAMS) and Peking Union Medical College (PUMC) can now publish open access in Taylor & Francis journals at a discounted rate. This agreement includes articles published in full open access journals, as well as authors who wish to make their articles open access in Open Select (hybrid) titles. The offer is also available to researchers who would like to retrospectively convert previously published articles to open access.
Corresponding authors affiliated with participating institutions in Colombia can now publish open access research articles in Taylor & Francis and Routledge journals at no cost to themselves. This agreement includes articles published in both full open access and Open Select (hybrid) journals.
Corresponding authors at participating institutions in the Czech Republic can publish open access in most Taylor & Francis and Routledge Open Select (hybrid) journals at no cost, through a two-year ‘read & publish’ agreement with CzechELib.
This transformative agreement enables corresponding authors at 15 Finnish institutions to publish open access in over 2,000 Taylor & Francis and Routledge Open Select (hybrid) journals, without having to pay an article publishing charge. Find out more about this FinELib ‘read & publish’ agreement which runs until the end of 2022.
Friedrich-Althoff-Konsortium (FAK), the regional consortium for Berlin and Brandenburg, offers participating institutions an allocation of discounted APCs for all Taylor & Francis Open Select (hybrid) journals. The Humboldt University of Berlin and University of Potsdam are already part of this agreement, so please speak to your librarian if you’re based at one of those institutions.
Corresponding authors based in one of the participating Leibniz Association institutions can choose to publish open access in a Taylor & Francis or Routledge Open Select (hybrid) or full open journal without paying an article publishing charge. Check if your institution is included, then contact your librarian to discuss whether your article will qualify.
Max Planck Digital Library
Corresponding authors based in Max Planck institutes are now eligible to have their article published open access without having to pay an article publishing charge. This applies to peer-reviewed papers in full open access and Open Select (hybrid) Taylor & Francis and Routledge journals.
More information for Max Planck researchers is available on the MPDL website.
This ‘read & publish’ agreement between Taylor & Francis Group and the IReL consortium combines continued access to Taylor & Francis subscription journals with the opportunity to publish OA in around 2,000 open select titles.
BnL, University of Luxembourg, LIST, LIH
This ‘read & publish’ agreement between Taylor & Francis Group and the Luxembourgish partner institutions combines continued access to Taylor & Francis subscription journals with the opportunity to publish OA in over 2,000 titles. The publishing element includes both full open access and Open Select (hybrid) journals.
VSNU (Association of universities in the Netherlands)
Articles with corresponding authors based at Dutch universities and university medical centers are now published gold OA, at no cost to the researchers, in Taylor & Francis and Routledge Open Select (hybrid) journals. Researchers will automatically receive more details about the VSNU agreement when their peer-reviewed article is accepted for publication.
Our agreements with UNIT, the Norwegian Directorate for ICT and Joint Services in Higher Education and Research, enable researchers at participating institutions to choose open access in most Taylor & Francis and Routledge journals. Find out more about the UNIT agreements.
This Read & Publish agreement between Taylor & Francis Group and the COSEC consortium combines continued access to subscription articles with the opportunity to publish OA in over 2,300 Open Select titles.
Corresponding authors at institutions participating in the Bibsam consortium can now publish open access in Taylor & Francis Open Select (hybrid) journals without having to pay an APC. Read more about the Bibsam agreement, including which types of articles qualify and which institutions are covered.
Consortium of Swiss Academic Libraries
Corresponding authors based at participating institutions in Switzerland can publish open access in most Taylor & Francis and Routledge journals at no cost to themselves. This read & publish agreement with the Consortium of Swiss Academic Libraries will see an increasing number of open access articles published each year until December 2023, when close to 100% of articles from these institutions will be made OA.
Corresponding authors affiliated with participating institutions in the UK are now eligible to publish open access (OA) in Taylor & Francis and Routledge Open Select (hybrid) journals at no cost to themselves. Find out more about this transitional agreement with JISC.
EIFL (Electronic Information for Libraries) network countries
Corresponding authors with primary affiliations based in one of the EIFL network countries in Europe, Africa, and Asia may be eligible for a 100% or 50% discount on the normal APC. For more information, including the list of countries and participating journals, please visit our EIFL page.
Open access member organizations
A number of individual institutions partner with Taylor & Francis to make funds available to authors wishing to publish open access. Find out if your institution has an agreement with us on the open access members page on Taylor & Francis Online.
F1000Research powers a range of open research Platforms for various funders and associations. These Platforms all use the innovative F1000Research model, whereby articles are published rapidly and openly, undergoing transparent post-publication peer review. As outlined below, eligible authors can publish at no direct cost to themselves on these Platforms.
Researchers who are formally affiliated with the African Academy of Sciences, or funded by an AESA program, are eligible to publish at no cost to themselves on AAS Open Research. Article Processing Charges (APCs) on this platform are all funded centrally by the Academy, so authors simply need to provide details of their AAS grant or AESA program upon submission. This means Fellows of the African Academy of Sciences, including Affiliate and Honorary Fellows, are eligible to publish, along with recipients of all AESA funding programs.
If you’re funded by any of the participating Association of Medical Research Charity member charities, you can currently publish your research completely free of cost on AMRC Open Research. All APCs on the platform are currently being waived in a limited time offer, so don’t delay! Participating AMRC member charities include Alzheimer’s Research UK, Marie Curie, Stroke Association, MS Society, and more.
Funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation? On Gates Open Research, APCs are funded centrally by the Foundation, meaning researchers partially or wholly Gates-funded can publish on the platform at no direct cost to themselves. Each publication must have at least one author who has been, or still is, a recipient of a Gates Foundation grant. On submission, authors are asked for the relevant grant number.
All content published on HRB Open Research is fully open access immediately on publication, with APCs funded by the Irish Health Research Board. Researchers who held an active HRB grant, or were working on a HRB-funded/co-funded grant on or since 1 January 2017 can publish on this platform at no direct cost to themselves. Authors will need to provide details of their HRB grant at the point of submission.
Open Research Europe is an open access publishing platform for the publication of research stemming from Horizon 2020 funding. All researchers funded by a Horizon 2020 grant can publish original research related to their project at no cost to them. On submission, authors are asked for the details of their Horizon 2020 grant to verify eligibility.
Funded by Wellcome. Publication costs for this platform are covered by Wellcome, meaning eligible researchers can publish open access on Wellcome Open Research at no direct cost to themselves. Each publication must have at least one author who has been, or still is, a recipient of a Wellcome grant. Upon submission, authors are asked for details of their Wellcome grant to confirm eligibility.
Scholarly publishing is rapidly changing, and nowhere more so than in the area of open access. To make sure you have the latest information you need to make your publishing choices, get our Open Access Bulletin.
Find out about new policies, funding news, publishing tips, calls for papers, and the latest OA articles making an impact.