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STAR: supporting authors in emerging regions

Access journals for free

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

Register for STAR today
 Once activated, the offer will be tied to your account and stay valid for remaining allowances any time you log back into your account.

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

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).
  • Register using the button above. Once registered, 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 registration.
  • 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 emerging countries

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, Ghana Technology University College 

Dissemination and access: initiatives for authors wherever they are in the world

Taylor & Francis, a founder member of Publishers for Development, is committed to the widest possible distribution of its journals to non-profit institutions in developing countries.

We’re involved in a number of initiatives that aim to increase the dissemination of research from emerging nations, and to bring these articles to the global academic community.

Through agreements with worldwide organizations, academics and researchers in more than 110 countries can access vital research material, at greatly reduced or no cost. Some of the initiatives we are involved with include: