Taylor & Francis Books Open Archive (FAQ)

What is Taylor & Francis Books Open Archive?

Taylor & Francis is passionate about scholarship and also very keen to engage with Open Access. Taylor & Francis Books Open Archive is a new initiative using digital technology, discoverability and accessibility to increase the readership, engagement with, and citations of a selection of our backlist titles.

Which books are included in Taylor & Francis Books Open Archive?

We have chosen an initial selection of 250 titles from the Taylor & Francis backlist that first published over ten years ago. We will add more titles on an annual basis.

How are the Taylor & Francis Books Open Archive digital titles made available?

Your book will be discoverable via key search engines such as Google Scholar and be accessible via the Taylor & Francis eBooks platform and we will also deposit a copy in the OAPEN (Open Access Publishing in European Networks) online library.

What are the advantages to authors of including their book in the Taylor & Francis
Books Open Archive programme?

There is considerable evidence that making content available Open Access allows more scholars and readers to discover and engage with your work and makes it more likely to be downloaded, read and cited.

What license are the books published under?

Taylor & Francis Books Open Archive titles are published under a Creative Commons license. Our preferred license is Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs (CC BY-NC-ND) license.Under this license, others may download your work and share it as long as they credit you, but they can't change it in any way or use it commercially. The license also allows for text- and data-mining of your works. The full legal code is available here.

Will the print version still be available?

We will continue to sell the print version(s) of the book.

What about author royalties?

We will continue to pay royalties on any print sales. As we no longer charge for the eBook there will no longer be royalties from this.

Can authors nominate other books to be included in Taylor & Francis Books
Open Archive?

Yes, but we cannot guarantee that we will include them in the programme. All titles must be at least 5 years old to be considered. Please contact your editor for more information.

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