April 7, 2015 | Elaine Devine, Communications Manager (Author Relations) & Marc Gillett, Head of Production Management

Evolving the Taylor & Francis journal article with ‘Interact’


We have been working with journal editors, authors, and librarians over the last six months, listening to your feedback on what you would like us to include in the journal article. With PDF being the format preferred by the majority of people on Taylor & Francis Online, we wanted to explore with all our partners how its reading experience could be improved.

16% of journal editors responded to a survey we sent out on this subject. Some of the things you told us you wanted included:

  • Better on-screen readability
  • A cleaner, more contemporary font
  • Clearer display of author names and affiliations
  • A visual indicator for all open access articles

What was also requested again and again was a “modern look”, more in keeping with the online environment we are all part of today.

We took on board all this feedback, combined it with some of the leading innovations in scholarly publishing, and created ‘Interact’. ‘Interact’ evolves the journal article, reimagining its layout to reflect developments in publishing, enhance the Version of Record, and better meet the expectations of the scholarly community. Its fresh, up-to-date appearance better connects the reader with the author, journal, society, and Taylor & Francis, incorporating all the elements you wanted to see in a journal article.

Interact: new features, new functionality, new design

Customising Interact for your journal

Interact offers a number of on-screen colour options and a choice of fonts, as requested by journal editors. You can see a sample of a complete article in each of the colour options by clicking on the links below.

View Interact article samples in double-column format:

Blue (default option)Light blue | Dark blue | Red | Purple | Orange | Green | Turquoise

View Interact article samples in single column format:

Blue (default option)Light blue | Dark blue | Red | Purple | Orange | Green | Turquoise

Colour use will also default to grey when readers print articles, to ensure legibility, and will be removed in the printed version of the journal.

Plus, read more on the available font options.

What happens next?

You will have received an email from Taylor & Francis, telling you more about this and the customisable features incorporated in ‘Interact’. Please do respond, so we can work with you to ensure your journal benefits from this new article layout.

This is the first in a series of developments for the Taylor & Francis journal article during 2015. You’ll be hearing about these changes throughout this year, all of which will improve the reader experience; better connect the author, editor, journal and society partner; and enhance Taylor & Francis Group journals.  We hope you’ll enjoy seeing the articles on your journal evolve.

Published: April 7, 2015 | Author: Elaine Devine, Communications Manager (Author Relations) & Marc Gillett, Head of Production Management | Category: Front page, News and ideas, Taylor & Francis Online | Tagged with: