Taylor & Francis have announced that they are waiving Article Publication Charges (APCs) for a number of journals from 21st October until 20th November. This decision celebrates two key events - the 10 year anniversary of one of the milestones in the Open Access Movement, the Berlin Declaration, and Open Access week (October 21st-27th). Papers submitted to selected titles from the start of Open Access Week until the end of the Berlin Convention will be able to publish on an Open Access basis free of charge.
This waiver in APCs will present authors with the opportunity to experiment with OA publishing and in turn contribute to an increase in Open Access (OA) submissions.
“We’re excited to celebrate OA week by extending our regional waiver programme to all articles submitted to these titles. Authors will have the chance to experience the service offered by our Open portfolio, free of charge. We offer a suite of trusted, high quality outlets, with all articles subjected to rigorous peer review standards by independent Editorial teams.” Victoria Gardner, Open Access Publisher at Taylor & Francis.
To see the full list of Routledge and Taylor & Francis Open journals that will be waiving their fee visit: http://explore.tandfonline.com/page/open-access-week-2013
There is a full programme of events planned for Open Access Week: as part of the celebrations, Taylor & Francis will host a series of free webinars to share the results of their Open Access survey that elicited over 14,700 author responses. This will cover everything from licences and peer review to the availability of funding and their expectations of the future. Registration for the free webinars will be open shortly.
This is a significant time in the Open Access Movement; Taylor & Francis recognise the benefits and opportunities in Open Access and support the wide range of choices that Open Access presents to publishers, societies, researchers and librarians. Recent developments at Taylor & Francis Group include the launch of Cogent OA and the announcement by Routledge Books of a new Open Access publishing service for humanities, social and behavioural sciences book authors. Information on the range of Open Access publishing programmes at Taylor & Francis can be found here: