Articles tagged with: Open Access (OA)

October 26, 2017 | Dr Alasdair Rae Co-Editor-in-Chief, 'Regional Studies, Regional Science'

Four years of open access: my experience as editor

Dr Alasdair Rae reflects on his time editing 'Regional Studies, Regional Science'

Dr Alasdair Rae is an urban and regional analyst for the Urban Studies and Planning department at the University of Sheffield, UK. He is also Co-Editor-in-Chief of the T&F journal Regional Studies, Regional Science (RSRS), alongside Dr Stephen Hincks. The journal was launched in 2014 as fully open access (OA), and it has since enjoyed great success, with its most-viewed article having received over 20,000 hits.…

August 17, 2017 | Elaine Devine, Senior Communications Manager

Article sharing: guiding authors

A how to guide for editors

As a journal editor, you may be asked by researchers submitting their work to your journal about article sharing on publication, whether via email, social media, posting to websites or repositories or to scholarly collaboration networks such as Mendeley. Use our visual guide to understand how researchers can share their work when publishing in a Taylor & Francis and Routledge journal, or read on to understand different article versions and how researchers can share them.
March 30, 2017 | Ray Tellis, Open Access Operations and Research Manager & Rebecca Evans, Open Access Coordinator

Open Access for editors

If you’re curious about open access, or finding that you’re getting more queries from authors, or fellow editors, then this introduction to open access will give you the basic information you need to understand open access, and how it applies to your journal.
March 9, 2017 | Alice James, Content Executive

Top 10 Open Access articles of 2016: the editor perspective

We recently revealed the top 10 most read Open Access articles published in 2016 across Taylor & Francis and Routledge journals. In this post we hear from some of the editors of the journals that made the list on why they think this research resonated so widely, the importance of Open Access research, and the implications for their journals.…

February 2, 2017 | Dr. Juan Manuel Guayasamin Editor-in-Chief, Neotropical Biodiversity

Meet the editor: Neotropical Biodiversity

Q&A with Dr. Juan Manuel Guayasamin

Dr. Juan Manuel Guayasamin is a specialist in evolutionary biology, who teaches at the Universidad San Francisco de Quito of Ecuador. He is the Editor-in-Chief of Neotropical Biodiversity, an open access journal published on behalf of SENESCYT, the Ecuadorean Department for Higher Education, Science, Technology and Innovation. We caught up with Dr. Guayasamin about the challenges of launching a journal, his advice to early career researchers and what he sees for the future of the journal.
May 31, 2016 | Becca Bray, OA Marketing Executive

Open access: what are the opportunities for marketing and publicity?

Marketing open access (OA) journals and articles offers a huge amount of opportunities to maximize the visibility of research, not only within academia but also beyond. Becca Bray, OA Marketing Executive at Taylor & Francis, gives an insight into the impact publishing OA can have, with real life examples to inspire and inform.
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.
February 29, 2016 | Kathleen McLaughlin, Publishing Editor

Top takeaways from our 2016 Australian Editor Round Tables

Sydney and Melbourne

Australasian journal editors and representatives from partner societies joined us in Sydney on 15 February and Melbourne on 17 February for a day of informative and lively discussion around a range of publishing hot topics. Key themes included: publishing trends, metrics, open access, and new digital developments in the scholarly publishing arena. Read our top takeaways from the events.
February 17, 2016 | Helen Opara, Communications Officer

What made the top 10 most downloaded OA articles in 2015?

Over the last year, our open access journals have published innovative research across many different disciplines. We’ve been crunching the numbers to reveal the ten most downloaded open access articles published in 2015, and the results are in.
January 7, 2016 | Vicky Gardner Director of Open Access

Public access in the U.S. - Taylor & Francis joins CHORUS

Taylor & Francis has joined CHORUS, a publisher-led initiative aimed at ensuring compliance with U.S. public access mandates. Find out more about what CHORUS is, and how it’s making it easy for U.S. based researchers to comply with public access policies.
December 8, 2015 | Vicky Gardner Director of Open Access

Conversations around open access: the OA Conversazione

This year, the illustrious Cosmos Club (whose members have included Carl Sagan, Theodore Roosevelt, and Rudyard Kipling) was the setting for the Taylor & Francis inaugural Conversazione. Funders, policymakers, society heads, industry figures, and Taylor & Francis representatives gathered together for an evening of discussion around public access and open access. Read what was discussed, and find out what the take-home messages from the event were.
October 1, 2015 | Ray Tellis, Open Access Publishing Editor

Highlights from the 7th Conference on Open Access Scholarly Publishing

On the 15 – 17 September, a very rainy Amsterdam played host to the 7th Conference on Open Access Scholarly Publishing (COASP), organized by the Open Access Scholarly Publisher’s Association (OASPA). It presented an opportunity to hear the latest in open access from speakers in academia, publishing, industry groups, charities, and government research funding.
August 4, 2015 | Zita Balogh Head of Marketing Cogent OA

Cogent OA is bringing open access to all disciplines

Cogent OA is an open-access publisher that boosts research impact by connecting peer-reviewed academic research across all disciplines. Our Intersections feature highlights relevant articles to audiences in adjacent fields of scientific, medical, and social science research. This makes the article accessible to a much wider audience and helps authors make new collaborations.
April 15, 2015 | Raymond Tellis Open Access Publishing Editor

A REF round-up

Taylor & Francis, open access, and the Research Excellence Framework

Along with the results of the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, HEFCE released a list of articles that were submitted for assessment. Find out more about the articles from Taylor & Francis that were submitted, and how to comply with the open-access requirement in the post-2014 REF.
April 7, 2015 | Claire Redhead OASPA’s Membership and Communications Manager

Perspectives on open access: the view from OASPA

Continuing our occasional series on perspectives on open-access publishing, we invited Claire Redhead from OASPA (Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association) to answer some questions on the organization's role, why standards are so important to researchers, editors, and everyone involved in OA, and the role that OASPA play in this. Find out what she said.
March 19, 2015 | Dr William Riggs Assistant Professor, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, California (@billyriggs)

Perspectives on open access: an early-career researcher’s view

The opportunities and challenges of publishing OA

What are the opportunities and challenges that publishing open access (OA) presents for early-career researchers? Dr. William Riggs is an Assistant Professor at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, in California and was one of the recent winners of the Taylor & Francis Gold Friday competition, winning an article publishing charge waiver. Here he offers his perspective on publishing his work OA, in the first of this occasional series.
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

Are you confused by copyright? Finding yourself being asked about it by researchers submitting to your journal? Not sure how authors can share their published articles? Learn more about the guidance we offer authors on our Author Services website, and why we’ve made it simpler and clearer.
December 1, 2014 | Laird Barrett Senior eProduct Manager

Recent and forthcoming open access platform developments

Cogent OA and discovering open-access articles more easily on Taylor & Francis Online

One of our biggest and most exciting online platform developments this year was the launch of a website for Cogent OA, a new, open-access journals publisher that is part of the Taylor & Francis Group. Meanwhile, on Taylor & Francis Online, the platform for all Taylor & Francis journals content, we’ve embarked on a plan to make open-access articles more easily discoverable for readers.
November 5, 2014 | Wendy Ding Journals Publisher - China

Test each step before taking it

Open Access Week in China

OA Week saw a key meeting on China’s Open Access mandate policy, led by its main lobbyist, Professor Xiaolin Zhang, Head of the National Science Library of the China Academy of Sciences. Read an update from Wendy Ding, Taylor & Francis’ Journals Publisher in China, on 'Gold OA Day'.
October 27, 2014 | Elaine Devine, Communications Manager (Author Relations)

How do I want my work to be used? Talking licenses this Open Access Week

The latest analysis from the 2014 Open Access Survey

Read the latest update from this year’s Open Access Survey, exploring researchers’ preferences on licenses analysed by age, gender, region, career stage, and discipline. Are traditional or more restrictive licenses still the most preferred? Are scientists happy with more liberal options? What about those in the humanities or social sciences? Our Open Access Survey reveals all.
October 21, 2014 | Lindsay Allen, Publisher, Engineering, Computer Science, and Technology & Claire Doffegnies Journals Development Coordinator

“Stay ahead of the curve! – editors, authors, readers.”

U.S. editors’ round tables

Journal editors and Taylor & Francis staff gathered in New York ( September 30) and Chicago ( October 2) to discuss the latest developments in journal publishing at the U.S. editor round tables. The chosen theme was “Stay ahead of the curve! – editors, authors, readers.”
October 15, 2014 | Graham Hobbs, Journals Editorial Director

What do researchers want to know before they submit their paper?

Insights from a “How to get published” workshop

Perplexed about peer review? Stumped by social media? Find out what early-career researchers want to know before they submit their research to an academic journal or book. Journals Editorial Director, Graham Hobbs, reveals the common questions asked in a “How to get published” workshop.
October 13, 2014 | Jenny Ellis Communications Officer

Getting to grips with open access

Analyzing U.K. and U.S. open-access policies

Open access is a global phenomenon, but what does it mean in practice at national level? As part of the 2014 Open Access Survey, we asked researchers what they understand and think about open-access policies in their respective countries. Read on to discover U.K.- and U.S.- based researcher views on Research Councils UK (RCUK) open-access policy, and U.S. public-access policy under the Consolidated Appropriations Act.
October 7, 2014 | Matt Peck Senior Marketing Executive

Join in with the Open October celebrations

This October we’re running a number of great offers in the build-up to, during, and after Open Access Week. If you or any of your peers are interested in submitting a paper OA then October is definitely the month to do it.
September 8, 2014 | Raymond Tellis, Open Access Publishing Editor & Vicky Gardner Open Access Publisher

An overview of HEFCE’s new OA policy

Guidance for editors

A short summary of key points around the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) OA policy for the “post-2014” REF. This post covers points relevant to editors and society partners and includes example timelines for reference.
November 15, 2013 | Lucy Giles, Senior Marketing Manager

Celebrating OA Week 2013

October 21 – October 27 was Open Access Week 2013. Taylor & Francis took the opportunity to get involved and raise awareness of the range of open-access (OA) publishing options offered through a full program of events.