If you’ve visited Taylor & Francis Online recently, you may have noticed a few changes. Since the relaunch of our journal platform last year with a refreshed, responsive feel, our digital team has been working hard to make sure research discoverability stays at the forefront of the online experience. Adapting to the needs of our users, we have made some important updates, which will make it even more straightforward for people to discover the latest research from your journal.
So what’s changed?
New advanced search feature
We’ve added an ‘Advanced Search’ link to three of the main search pages: the Taylor & Francis Online homepage, every journal homepage, and each article page. With one click, users can expand the parameters of their search, including by subject area, journal, and publication date.
You’ll also see a ‘Modify your search’ feature in the left-hand sidebar of the search results page.
These search improvements will make it much easier for users to quickly locate the most relevant research from your journal.
Enhanced journal page headers
The journal header banner, displayed at the top of your journal information pages, has been altered to make it easier for users to navigate around your journal.
We’ve added some new links to the journal header: ‘Current issue’, and ‘Browse list of issues’. These new links will sit alongside the current ones. What’s more, all of these options will now display in a toolbar at the top of the page while scrolling, so they can be accessed from any point on the page. This will give a smoother reading experience for all users, and will be especially useful on mobile devices, where scrolling up and down the page can be awkward on smaller screens.
In response to your requests, the ‘Submit an article’ button is now constantly visible on journal information pages, so users no longer have to hover the mouse over the journal header to view this link. This ensures authors have easy access to the article submission system for your journal.
Improved metric visibility
We’ve made your article metrics more visible by adding them to each article listing. Whether viewing an issue contents page or the latest articles from your journal, users can see the article views, CrossRef citations, and Altmetric scores without having to click through to the article itself. The figures will be clearly displayed to the top right of each article listing (or underneath each article if viewed on your mobile), making it easier for users to decide whether it is likely to be an article they want to read.
This will also be useful when assessing the performance of articles in a particular issue, allowing you to compare and contrast views, shares, and impact, helping you to identify which topics resonate best with your readers.