With “impact” becoming an increasingly important term for all researchers, being able to talk about and share their article as soon as it is published is incredibly important. To facilitate this, Taylor & Francis give every author publishing in a subscription journal (including co-authors) 50 free eprints, which they can share with their friends, colleagues, or anyone they want to.
Author eprints is a link to their article on Taylor & Francis Online, giving anyone who clicks on it free access and enabling every download to be recorded. We encourage authors to share their eprint link any way they want – some put it at the bottom of their email signature, some email it direct to 50 people in their contacts list, and some post it on social media (e.g. Twitter or Facebook).
So what’s the advantage for editors?
Telling authors about their free eprints, and encouraging them to share them, raises the profile of the journal, directing people toward the journal site on Taylor & Francis Online. And because the eprint link directs people to the article's abstract page even after 50 people have downloaded it, it means people can also explore what’s in that issue and what the journal is about, increasing awareness, and readers.
Find out more about how Taylor & Francis encourages authors to promote their work here.