At Taylor & Francis we champion choice for researchers and offer a range of options for publishing open access (OA). Alongside our fully open access journals, you can also choose to make your research available OA through Open Select (often referred to as “hybrid open access”). Open Select allows you to publish your article OA in a journal which also publishes papers only available to subscribers, so you can continue to publish in your favorite journals but do so on an open access basis.
Below you’ll find the steps to follow to publish open access in an Open Select journal.
Open Select gives you the option to make your paper open access in one of our 2,300+ subscription journals. These span across subject areas and include both Taylor & Francis and Routledge journals.
To find out if a journal is Open Select, look out for this indicator at the top of the journal homepage on Taylor & Francis Online:
Or, you can use our open access options finder.
Whether in an Open Select or fully open access journal, there are many benefits to publishing your research open access with us. You can benefit from:
With Open Select, there’s also the added benefit that you can continue to publish in your favorite journals but do so on an open access basis. And, your article will appear in the print journal (as well as online) for many Open Select journals.
Learn more about the benefits of publishing open access.
You can publish your work OA in an Open Select journal by following these 5 steps:
We also answer some of the most common questions we get asked below.
Yes, if you choose to publish open access in an Open Select journal you will be asked to pay an APC (Article Publishing Charge) after the article has been accepted by the journal. You can request a quote upon acceptance, or check beforehand using our APC Finder.
You’ll be asked who will cover the APC (e.g. you, your funder or institution) once you’ve chosen the open access option. You may be eligible for a reduced or fully-waivered APC if your institution has an agreement with Taylor & Francis, so check if you’re eligible for this support.
You can of course choose not to make your article open access. This means that you won’t be asked to pay an APC and your article will be available to all subscribers of the journal (instead of openly available to everyone).
Once you’ve selected the open access option you will be offered a choice of Creative Commons license. These ensure you retain copyright and give you control over how readers can use your work in the future. Your readers must give you full credit whenever and however they use your article.
Many funders require that you use the CC-BY Creative Commons license. Find out more about copyright and Creative Commons licenses.
Choose open access and you can share your work however you want to. Here are some ideas to get you started:
You may wish to have your manuscript reviewed by a native speaker and the language polished before submission. This can make it easier for editors and peer reviewers to assess your work before they make a decision on your paper. Find out more about our Editing Services.
Visit our open access hub for more more guidance and support on publishing your research open access. You can also sign up to our Open Access Bulletin for the latest news from the Taylor & Francis open research program.