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?
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.
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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