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Open access funding options for researchers

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On this page you will find out about common sources of funding for gold open access publishing. 

What is an article publishing charge? 

An article publishing charge (APC) is a charge associated with publishing gold open access. It supports a range of services which help ensure the trust, quality and impact of your published research. 

Open access funding options

1. Your national or international funding body 

Many funders will allow you to use research grants to pay open access APCs for books and journals. See our guide to funder open access policies to see whether your funder could cover your charges.  

2. Open access publishing agreements 

We’re partnering with groups of institutions around the world to help researchers publish gold OA in their chosen journals. These transformative and consortia agreements can benefit authors through reduced APCs, or allowing them publish OA at no cost to themselves. Find out if you’re eligible for this open access support

3. Institutional funds and open access memberships 

If your institution isn’t included in one of our OA agreements, it may have a central fund to support researchers who want to publish open access. These are usually managed by the institutional library, so this is a good place to start to find out what might be available for you.  

Many institutions also have an open access membership with Taylor & Francis Group. Researchers based at these institutions may be eligible to publish gold open access with us at no cost to themselves. View a list of current open access members

4. Discounts and waivers for researchers in developing countries 

Taylor & Francis is committed to bringing research by scholars in emerging nations to the attention of the global academic community. We also want to make the option to publish in open access journals available to as many researchers as possible. 

To help achieve this, we offer waivers and discounts on the APCs required to publish in many full open access journals (Taylor & Francis Open or Routledge Open): 

  • Corresponding authors with primary affiliations based in countries defined by the World Bank as Low-Income Economies can apply for a 100% APC waiver, when they publish in a full open access journal.* 
  • Corresponding authors with primary affiliations based in countries defined by the World Bank as Lower-Middle-Income Economies can apply for a 50% discount on the normal APC, when they publish in a full open access journal.* 

*Please note that changes made to these lists by the World Bank each July can take a short period of time to be reflected in our submission systems. You may find discrepancies until the beginning of August while the update work takes place. 

Discretionary waivers: We will consider all requests for discretionary APC waivers, to publish in full open access journals, by researchers who aren’t eligible for the policies above. 

We are unable to accept payment from people and organisations in some countries where international banking restrictions apply

How to request an APC discount or waiver 

Please note that you must make waiver requests when you first submit your manuscript. It will not be possible to process requests made on any subsequent revisions. Find out how to request an APC discount or waiver for a Taylor & Francis journal. If you have any questions, please contact us: [email protected] 

Learn more about the ways we’re supporting researchers in developing countries 

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