STAR: supporting authors in emerging regions

Special Terms for Authors & Researchers (STAR) is a unique Taylor & Francis initiative developed to provide authors and researchers in the Global South with free access to articles from our leading international and regional journals across subject areas.

What you need to know

  • Those in eligible countries can register for one voucher, per person, per year (check if STAR is available in your region).

  • Once you have registered for STAR, your access will be automatically applied to your account – you’ll then be able to start browsing the millions of articles on Taylor & Francis Online for free.

  • Every time you read an article for free, you’ll be shown your remaining allowances.

  • Your free access will expire after the 50th article, or 12 months after you’ve registered.

  • You will be able to request more accesses if you run out.

STAR enables researchers to:

  • Enrich findings and update references.

  • Achieve higher levels of article acceptance.

  • Participate and contribute to debate in the worldwide academic community.

  • Undertake research in the Global South.

Researching and preparing your work for submission can be challenging for authors and researchers who have fewer opportunities, whether financial, technological, or otherwise, to access journals – this is where STAR comes in.

What do researchers say?

“Information on the STAR initiative was displayed on the journal’s website and I curiously read the details. I was very happy because I thought that it was a good opportunity for researchers in developing countries to get free access to articles from Taylor & Francis Online”

Yaw Owusu-Agymeman, researcher at Ghana Technology University College 

From supporting access to research through ‘Research4Life’ to running author workshops tailored to the needs of local researchers, learn more about the ways we’re supporting researchers in developing countries. 

Register for STAR today

Once you have registered, your offer will be tied to your account.

It will stay valid for remaining allowances any time you log back into your account.

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When you go to register, you will be taken to a Taylor & Francis Online login page. Here you need to click the ‘Register’ button to create a new account, or login with your existing Taylor & Francis Online account.

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