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. Read our quick guide to open access publishing definitions for more information.
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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:
Robust peer review: having been peer reviewed by experts, you and your audience will know your work is a valuable contribution to the field.
Maximized discoverability: our journals are indexed in internationally-recognized citation and abstract databases, including PubMed, the Journal Citation Report (JCR), Scopus and Google Scholar.
Greater impact: no barriers to access means anyone can read, cite and use your research. From policymakers to journalists, your research can inspire and inform. You can check the downloads, citations and Altmetric data for your article at any time to understand the impact your research is having in the world.
Rapid online publication: your paper is available soon after acceptance, freely and permanently accessible to anyone who needs it.
Freedom: your choice of Creative Commons license, so you can comply with any funder mandates and control how others use your work.
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. Explore our portfolio of Open Select journals.
Do I have to pay a fee to publish open access in an Open Select journal?
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 open access cost 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).
How do I retain copyright of my article?
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.
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 Pre-submission Services.
Where can I find out more about open access?
Visit our open access hub for more more guidance and support on publishing your research open access. You can also sign up to our Research Insights to get advice, tips and expert support directly to you.