January 9, 2015 | Elaine Devine, Communications Manager (Author Relations), Richard Steele, Editorial Director & Vicky Gardner, Open Access Publisher

Helping authors understand their rights and share their work

Introducing clearer information for authors


For all authors, when you’re choosing where and how to publish, understanding what you can do with your published article and what your copyright and licensing options are is critical. As journal editors, you may well have to field questions on copyright from authors, but it can be a confusing area and one where it’s crucial to ensure the information you’re giving is accurate.

To reflect developments in author rights, and the enhanced copyright and licensing options at Taylor & Francis as our open access publishing program continues to grow, we’ve revamped the copyright information we provide to authors on our Author Services website. It explains the choices we offer authors, whether they are publishing on a subscription- or open-access basis. It also clearly explains how authors can share their work, including the green open-access policy at Taylor & Francis (as well as the Author Rights Pilot currently running on our Library and Information Science and Archives and Heritage lists, which enables authors to deposit their Accepted Manuscript in a repository with no embargo period).

We actively encourage authors to share their work, using their 50 free eprints if they publish in a subscription journal, and also encourage all authors to:

  • Make printed copies of their article to use for lecture or classroom purposes
  • Present an article at a meeting or conference and distribute printed copies of the article
  • Republish the article (citing the original article)
  • Adapt and expand the published journal article to make it suitable for a thesis or dissertation.

Find out more about copyright choices and author rights at Taylor & Francis. 

Published: January 9, 2015 | Author: Elaine Devine, Communications Manager (Author Relations), Richard Steele, Editorial Director & Vicky Gardner, Open Access Publisher | Category: Ethics and rights, Front page, News and ideas | Tagged with: