Raising the profile of my journal

July 17, 2017 | Victoria Farrimond Journals Development Coordinator

Top takeaways from our Expert View on Journal Metrics webinar


We were recently joined by a panel of metrics experts for two live webinar sessions designed to provide our editors with an overview of the available usage data, as well offer the chance to answer any burning questions they may have had about the increasing basket of metrics and indexes.…

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July 13, 2017 | Andrew Malekoff Editor, 'Social Work with Groups'

How to build and sustain a healthy readership


Since 1990, Andrew Malekoff has been the Editor of Social Work with Groups, a quarterly journal of community and clinical practice. As well as this, he is the Executive Director of the children’s mental health agency, North Shore Child & Family Guidance Center. …

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June 21, 2017 | Emma Cianchi, Communications Executive

Upcoming webinar: expert view on journal metrics

Join our expert panel for an overview of different journal metrics


Our Expert View webinar series covers a range of key topics that matter to journal editors. In the first episode, we have lined up a panel of experts to help you explore the different kinds of metrics available and discuss how you can use them to develop your journal. Find out how you can join in!
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June 12, 2017 | Dr. Paul Taylor Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Systematic Paleontology

'Quality is not an act; it is a habit': tips for attracting high calibre content


Dr Paul TaylorDr. Paul Taylor is a Merit Researcher at the Natural History Museum and the Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Systematic Paleontology, published by Taylor & Francis on behalf of the Natural History Museum, London. The journal has a 2015 Impact Factor score of 3.143 and is ranked 2nd in the Web of Science’s Paleontology journals list.…

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June 12, 2017 | Claire Doffegnies, Communications Executive

Spread the word, spread the support: our 15-minute podcast series

NEW: overcoming impostor syndrome


From encouraging people outside of academia to read your work, to exploring the many and varied career paths open to researchers, there’s something for everyone in our new podcast series. Created with Vitae – the international program that champions professional development for researchers – the series features interviews from people working in all aspects of research, and offers tips and practical advice that you can pass on to the researchers you work with (and you might even glean some valuable insights yourselves.)
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June 1, 2017 | Helen Opara, Communications Officer

#ShareYourEprints: helping you to help authors increase the reach of their research


Did you know that the authors of articles published in subscription journals get 50 free eprints to share on publication? Sharing them is a great way to highlight their work (and the journal) to their colleagues, peers and friends. Read our five top tips on how to #ShareYourEprints, and point the authors publishing in your journal towards them.
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June 1, 2017 | Emma Cianchi, Communications Executive

Authored Works


All published authors with Taylor & Francis have access to the My Authored Works area of our website. This section of Taylor & Francis Online has recently been redesigned to make it an even more useful resource for authors.
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May 9, 2017 | Nicholas Barclay, SPIB Editor

Publishing a special issue as a book (SPIB)


A SPIB is a special issue of a journal which is republished as a hardback monograph with new preliminary pages and an index. Do you have a special issue that could be published as a book? Find out what the requirements are and how to submit a proposal.
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May 3, 2017 | Claire Sewell, Social Media Editor, New Review of Academic Librarianship

My role as a social media editor: one year on

Q&A with Claire Sewell, Social Media Editor, New Review of Academic Librarianship


Claire SewellLast May we interviewed Claire Sewell, who had just been appointed as a Social Media Editor (SME) for the journal New Review of Academic Librarianship, to find out about her new role and her hopes of creating an effective social media presence.…

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March 30, 2017 | Victoria Farrimond Journals Development Coordinator

How to optimize your community links


Strengthening and enhancing links to the community around your journal is of immense benefit. Building author loyalty to the journal is crucial to long term success, as authors are more likely to submit to a journal that is familiar and known to them.…

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March 28, 2017 | Dr. Stephen Childe, Editor, Production Planning & Control

Making the most of Special Issues


Dr Stephen ChildeDr. Stephen Childe is an Associate Professor in Operations Management at Plymouth Business School, and the Editor of Taylor & Francis journal Production Planning & Control (PPC). In this post, Dr. Childe reflects on his experience of planning and publishing special issues, and offers tips for fellow Editors.…

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March 20, 2017 | Dr Keyan Tomaselli, Editor, Critical Arts: South-North Cultural and Media Studies

Getting published is just the first step


Keyan Tomaselli-croppedProf. Keyan Tomaselli is a professor and a fellow of the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN). He is the editor of the journal Critical Arts: South-North Cultural and Media Studies, published by Taylor & Francis. In this article, Prof. Tomaselli shares his advice on what to consider, and what actions to take, after your latest issue goes to publication.…

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February 22, 2017 | Chrissy Sihdu, Press & Media Relations Executive

Why use press releases to promote research?


Getting your journal’s articles in the media can help your research make a big impact in academic circles, society and government.

Whether your aim is to encourage readership, increase citations or influence policy, a press release can be a key instrument in achieving these aims.…

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February 13, 2017 | James Hardcastle, Research Manager and Tiffany Drake, Product Data Analyst

What is the Emerging Sources Citation Index?


The Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI) was launched in late 2015 as a new database within Clarivate Analytics’ (formerly Thomson Reuters’) Web of Science.  Around 3,000 journals were selected for coverage at launch, spanning the full range of subject areas. As of February 2017, the database contains 5,578 journals, approximately 530 of which are Taylor & Francis journals.…

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February 7, 2017 | Miles Richardson, Multimedia & Social Media Editor of 'Ergonomics'

Creating an online identity: a social media editor’s perspective

Miles Richardson, Multimedia & Social Media Editor of 'Ergonomics' shares his expertise


Dr Miles RichardsonMany journal editors are embracing social media to create an online identity and reach a digital audience to promote their journals more widely. Miles Richardson, Multimedia & Social Media Editor of Ergonomics, shares his tips on getting started, making an impact, and how the data can be used to improve the overall quality and performance of a publication.…

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January 17, 2017 | Jodie Bell, Press & Media Relations Manager

Helping your journal hit the headlines in 2017


To mark the start of the new year, the Taylor & Francis Newsroom has a fresh new look. Find out about some recent developments which will help your journal reach the press in 2017.
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September 12, 2016 | Gabriel Macsweeney

Your journal in the media: how and why


At Taylor & Francis, we aim to work closely with our authors and editors to ensure that cutting-edge research achieves the maximum possible impact in the media. If you are an editor of a Taylor & Francis journal, please take the time to review whether each successfully submitted article meets the criteria for express promotion. If you think an article that has been accepted to your journal might be of interest to either the specialist or generalist press, please fill in our media promotion nomination form for journal editors.
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August 1, 2016 | Imogen Clarke Development Editor

Getting creative with cartoon abstracts

A fun new way of visualizing academic research.


Cartoon Abstracts are an innovative new way to summarize and draw attention to research. Illustrations can aid the understanding of difficult concepts, broaden the appeal of a niche topics, and transcend language barriers. Find out how you can get involved as an editor.
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May 24, 2016 | Becca Bray, OA Marketing Executive

The role of marketing in open access

Applying tactics and channels to journal articles


What is the role of marketing in open access (OA) publishing? How are marketing tactics and channels applied to individual journal articles and on specific journals? With OA meaning an individual piece of research has the potential to be read by anyone, our OA Marketing Executive, Becca Bray, lifts the lid on the many and varied ways the team works to maximize the number of people reading.
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May 6, 2016 | Claire Sewell Social Media Editor, New Review of Academic Librarianship & Research Skills Coordinator in the Office of Scholarly Communication, Cambridge

My new role as a social media editor

Q&A with Claire Sewell, Social Media Editor, New Review of Academic Librarianship


Graham Walton, Editor of New Review of Academic Librarianship, recently appointed a social media editor for the journal. We caught up with Claire Sewell to find out more about her new role. How did she become a social media editor? Why did the journal decide to launch social media pages? And what will she be posting about in her new role?
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July 28, 2015 | Louise Phillips Marketing Executive

Using Search Engine Optimization techniques to increase discoverability of research


Search engines are most people’s first port of call for answering questions. But what about finding academic research? How can you make sure that the research published in your journal is at the top of the results list? Take a look at these SEO techniques that you and your authors can use to help ensure that the research published in your journal is as discoverable and widely read as possible.
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June 16, 2015 | Leila Jones Publishing Manager - Journal Development

Twitter tips for editors


Many journals editors are embracing Twitter in order to reach a digital audience and promote their journal(s) more widely. A well-managed journal Twitter account, as part of a wider marketing strategy, can help build and maintain the brand and reputation of journals and enable editors to connect with authors and readers on a personal level, enhancing key relationships. To help support our editors who are already using Twitter to promote the journals they work on (and those who are keen to give it a try), we have put together some guidelines and tips. Why not share yours with us?
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April 27, 2015 | Leila Jones Publishing Manager – Journal Development

Engaging journal audiences through your Aims & Scope


Who reads a journal’s Aims & Scope? The primary audience might be authors, librarians, and readers but we also need to consider that Aims & Scope statements should address thought leaders in the journal’s field, reviewers, editors, funders, advertisers, the media and even the general public. Over the last year, Taylor & Francis editorial teams have been working hand in hand with academic journal editors to evaluate and refresh the Aims & Scope statements of our journals. The updates have added clarity and focus and maximized the journals’ chance of success. Find out more …
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March 26, 2015 | Dr. Miles Richardson Multimedia and Social Media Editor, Ergonomics (@ergonomics1957)

Creating video abstracts – a view from a Multimedia and Social Media Editor


Miles Richardson has recently been appointed as the first ever Multimedia and Social Media Editor for Ergonomics. Miles outlines his plans for this new role and offers a practical look at the benefits of encouraging authors to record video abstracts for their articles.
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March 9, 2015 | Duncan Nicholas

Publishing special issues


A special issue enables a journal to publish papers focusing on specific themes, often related to a “hot topic” in that particular field of research. A special issue can deliver a number of benefits to the journal …
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January 29, 2015 | Paula Muraca Associate Editor, Journal of Intercultural Studies

Adventures into Twitter


Convinced enough by claims about the benefits of social media for enhancing reach and impact (and perhaps also to satisfy a latent sense of adventure), the editors of the Journal of Intercultural Studies began an official Twitter account for the journal in June last year. In this post Paula Muraca, Associate Editor, shares what she has learnt so far.
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November 26, 2014 | Charles Whalley Publishing Editor, Biological & Food Science Journals

Enhancing supplemental material with Figshare


Since February 2014, Taylor & Francis has been partnering with Figshare to enhance the display and discoverability of supplemental material. To date more than 3,300 pieces of supplemental material have been deposited in Figshare through Taylor & Francis journals. In order to realize the benefits of Figshare for more authors, we’d like to see this number increase.
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November 17, 2014 | Laird Barrett Senior eProduct Manager

Video Abstracts

Engaging readers, driving usage and citations


Authors who publish with Taylor & Francis have the option of creating a video abstract for their article. Video abstracts can help to engage readers and may lead to increased usage and citation. If you know an author who has published with Taylor & Francis Online and might like to create a video abstract, please do share our video abstract guide with them.
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October 21, 2014 | Elaine Roberts, Marketing Executive

Introducing regional free-access months


Taylor & Francis has launched a new initiative which will offer free access to journal content for all researchers in a number of selected countries. As well as providing a great opportunity for scholars, we hope this will help to strengthen partnerships in key regions and increase awareness of our journal brands.
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September 2, 2014 | Matthew Peck Senior Marketing Executive & Becca Bray Marketing Coordinator

Press releases

Put your papers on a pedestal


Some articles have the potential to be of interest to a much wider audience than a journal’s regular readership. Press releases can help us to maximize the coverage of particularly interesting and accessible papers.
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June 9, 2014 | Fiona Counsell, Managing Editor

Visual multimedia

A practical guide


Video content is proving to be a very effective tool for helping to raise the profile of journals. This new guide is full of practical advice about how you can record your own pieces to camera.
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March 24, 2014 | Kate Nuttall Publisher @k8nuttall

The role of #Twinterviews

Learning from the social media successes of the Journal of Sports Sciences (JSS)


We find out how one journal which has embraced the potential of the microblogging site Twitter has gained over 5,000 followers in less than nine months; we learn what a “twinterview” is; and we interview the JSS Social Media Editor who gives us his top tips for running a successful Twitter account.
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February 13, 2014 | Elaine Devine, Communications Manager (Author Relations)

Discoverable supplemental content


Supplemental content on Taylor & Francis Online is now presented in a new format, making it more engaging and discoverable, as well as easier to track usage and to cite. Using technology provided by Figshare, this innovative service benefits researchers, users, and editors.
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February 10, 2014 | Joshua Pitt Publisher

Social media and academic life


In this illuminating video, prepared specifically for Taylor & Francis editors, Professor Andy Miah provides an instructive insight into the platforms, processes, and principles of using social media to generate more impact for a journal and its research articles.
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February 4, 2014 | Leila Jones Publishing Manager – Journal Development

Ten questions on…Kudos


In these bite-size videos, Leila Mills (Publishing Manager – Journal Development) talks to Charlie Rapple, co-founder of Kudos.
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November 22, 2013 | Catriona Hauer Global Marketing and Customer Services Director

Marketing and metrics for maximum impact


Catriona Hauer from the Taylor & Francis Marketing team discusses maximizing the impact of individual articles, whilst also “thinking big.”
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October 31, 2013 | Michelle Phillips, Publisher

Seismic shift

Metrics, media, marketing and the changing world of journals


In this changing world of journal publishing, issues of discoverability, accessibility, and effective impact are becoming more important to both editors and authors. We recently held two Editor Workshops in Oxford and York chaired by Dr David Green, Global Publishing Director of Taylor & Francis Group, to explore the topics of metrics, media, and marketing directly with Taylor & Francis editors.
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June 27, 2013 |

Social media guidelines


There are many forms of social media networks available – Twitter and Facebook are two of the larger, more popular social networking brands, while others include Google+, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and YouTube.
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June 27, 2013 |

How to record a podcast


This is a beginner’s guide for editors wishing to record an audio interview to promote a journal, based upon the experience of Taylor & Francis staff, who have recorded a series of audio interviews with leading editors and academics...
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January 27, 2013 |

Raising the profile of my journal


The contribution of editors and editorial board members to the marketing process is greatly valued and can have a real impact on the continued success of a journal. Board members play a vital role in distributing information and news to the networks they are involved with.…

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