Copyright in Subscription articles
For an article published in a subscription journal, as with an open access article, Taylor & Francis will validate, produce, disseminate, and act as steward in the long-term curation of the article. Taylor & Francis may also handle re-use requests. In the subscription model, the author receives these services for free, and instead Taylor & Francis recoups its investment in the above services by selling access to the content. In order to achieve this, the owner of the applicable journal (e.g. a learned society or Taylor & Francis) typically requires a transfer or “assignment” of the copyright in the article.
As is the case for open access publishing, when publishing in a subscription journal, the author (or copyright owner of the article, if different) signs an author publishing agreement. The agreement incorporates the necessary transfer of copyright.
After assigning copyright, you will still retain the right to:
Be credited as the author of the article.
Own and exercise any trademark or patent rights held by you and addressed in the article.
Make printed copies of the article to use for a lecture or class that you are leading on a non-commercial basis.
Share the article using your free eprints with friends, colleagues and influential people you would like to read the work.
Include the article in your thesis or dissertation.
Present the article at a meeting or conference and distribute printed copies of the article on a non-commercial basis.
Post the Author’s Original Manuscript (AOM)/Accepted Manuscript (AM) on a departmental, personal website or institutional repositories depending on embargo period. To find the embargo period for any Taylor & Francis journal, please use the Open Access Options Finder.
For more information about manuscript versions and how you can use them, please see our guide to sharing your work.
If you choose to publish the article in a Taylor & Francis or Routledge journal, there are many ways you can share different versions of your work with colleagues and peers. Use our article sharing guide to understand manuscript versions and how you can use them.
Taylor & Francis commitments for all articles
Whether publishing on an open access or subscription basis, Taylor & Francis will:
Validate, produce and disseminate the article in accordance with the publication model chosen;
Act as steward in the long-term curation of the article, including managing any updates or changes to the article, and managing any ethics disputes that arise, so that readers can have confidence that the version they are viewing is the latest and most complete version of record
Additionally, where appropriate to do so, Taylor & Francis may also take action to protect the article after publication where it has been infringed or plagiarized, or is the subject of fraudulent activity, or gives rise to other legal concerns.
Other forms of license
Other forms of copyright license may be available depending on your specific circumstances – for example, US government employees may receive a license which acknowledges some limits around rights in the event the article was created in the scope of their employment for the US government. Also, there may be some circumstances where Taylor & Francis will accept a non-exclusive license, in lieu of an assignment, for publication in a subscription journal. These options can be addressed during the production process, where applicable.