Moving through production - Author Services

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Moving through production

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Once your article has been accepted for publication, the next step is production. Copy editing begins, and your proofs are created. You'll sign a publishing agreement, and if you submitted to an Open Select journal, you’ll now choose whether to publish your article open access.

Checking your proofs

Once your article has been accepted and sent to our production department, it is entered into our Central Article Tracking System (CATS). You’ll receive an email notification when your proof is ready for review.

When you receive your email notification, please read the instructions carefully as some journals use CATS for proofing and others use an online correction tool (OCT).

Read through what to look for when you’re checking your proofs and watch our helpful video below talking you through what to expect during the production process. Use our guide if you’re correcting your proofs using Adobe.

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Publishing rights

To publish an article and make it available, we need publishing rights from you for that work. It is important to make sure that you fully understand your copyright options.

Subscription articles

There are two main options for authors publishing a (non open access) article in a subscription journal:

  • Copyright assignment: You transfer or “assign” copyright to us as the owner and publisher of the journal (or, in the case of a society-owned journal, to that learned society).
  • Exclusive license to publish: You grant us (or the learned society) an exclusive license to publish your paper rather than assigning copyright. In this arrangement, you as the author retain copyright in your work, but grant us exclusive rights to publish and disseminate it.

Open access articles

When you publish an open access article, you retain the copyright in your work. You’ll sign an author contract which gives us the non-exclusive right to publish the Version of Record of your article. This author contract incorporates the Creative Commons license of your choice, which dictates what others can do with your article once it has been published.

Please thoroughly read through our guidance on copyright to make sure you fully understand your options and their potential implications.

Your article is published

You can access information about your article in the Authored works section of your account on Taylor & Francis Online. You can download the PDF or view the HTML of your article and check the latest download figures. This is also where you can access your free eprint link.

Video abstracts are a great way to introduce your article and are easy to share via social media, include in an email, or link to from a web page. A quick and easy way to tell others your research story, you can send us yours as soon as your paper has been accepted for publication.

All authors can purchase article reprints once it reaches production. Find out how to order print copies of your article.

Now that your article is live online, there are many things that you can do to promote it, read our advice on promoting your research article to help increase your impact as a researcher, such as using social media, writing blog posts, using your institution network, and read tips on presenting your findings at academic conferences.

Making changes to published articles

Sometimes after an article has been published it may be necessary to make changes.

If you believe a correction or retraction is necessary for your article, you’ll need to contact us as soon as possible. Read more about what to do if any corrections to published articles are needed.

If you’d like to translate a published article into another language read our guidance on translating an article.

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