Corresponding authors based at participating institutions in Switzerland are now eligible to publish open access (OA) in most Taylor & Francis and Routledge journals at no cost to themselves.
This ‘read & publish’ agreement between Taylor & Francis Group and the Consortium of Swiss Academic Libraries, combines continued access to Taylor & Francis journals with the opportunity to publish an increasing number of open access articles each year until December 2023. It is expected that, in the final year, close to 100% of articles from participating institutions will be made OA.
You don’t need to do anything. All accepted research meeting the requirements below will automatically be considered for open access publication under this agreement. If funding for your article is approved by your institution, you will receive an email asking you to select the Creative Commons license of your choice – find out about Creative Commons licenses.
To be eligible, articles must:
The vast majority of Taylor & Francis and Routledge journals which regularly publish Swiss research are part of this agreement. This includes both fully open access and Open Select (hybrid) journals. Only those titles with the highest article publishing charges and subscription-only journals are excluded. Please speak to your librarian to check whether the journal you are submitting to is covered by this agreement.
Yes, the Swiss Consortium of Academic Libraries and Taylor & Francis have agreed a maximum number of open access articles to be published for each year of this partnership. Please be aware that this limit might therefore be reached before the end of a year, at which point the open access publishing element of the agreement will be paused until the beginning of the following year. However, even if the article allocation is reached, individual institutions may still have funds to continue supporting OA publishing. Please talk to your library for further details.
Read our quick guide to open access publishing definitions for more information.