Accessing Open Access Books

Explore & discover open access research from Taylor & Francis

Explore all open access books and book chapters published by Taylor & Francis, and discover content available across subject areas including economics, environment & sustainability, geography, history, law, media & cultural studies, politics, sociology and more.

Open Educational Resources (OERs)

Taylor & Francis Open Access Books are pleased to be able to provide Open Textbook content across a wide range of different subjects covered by Routledge, CRC Press and our other leading imprints in the humanities, social sciences, STEM and behavioural sciences.  We publish open textbooks for emerging subject areas as well as the most established and for students at all stages of their studies.
Please visit our dedicated T&F Open Educational Resources hub for full details

Open Access Collaborations

Taylor & Francis is pleased to partner with many different organisations, societies, universities, libraries, funders and other bodies interested in supporting Open Access books publishing. Below are some examples.


Taylor & Francis Open Access Books are delighted to announce their continuing participation in the Sponsoring Consortium for Open Access Publishing in Particle Physics (SCOAP3) books programme which has recently moved from its pilot phase to an established recurring books programme to support the open access publishing of brand-new titles relevant to the field of high energy physics. 
Taylor & Francis previously worked with CERN on the SCOAP3 initiative for books and as a result 19 of its physics titles are now available as open access.
Visit the SCOAP3 collection page to discover the full list of titles.


Knowledge Unlatched Collections
Under the KU crowdfunding model, research libraries around the world unite to support the publication costs of new eBooks and enable access for all to important new research. Since 2016, when Taylor & Francis’ partnership with Knowledge Unlatched began, over 100 books have been published Open Access at no cost to the authors.  Open Access books now available address a wide variety of important issues, including artificial intelligence, terrorism, social media, as well as environmental policy, pandemics, migration, human rights and fake news.
The full range of Taylor & Francis OA books available through KU Select
Taylor & Francis have also collaborated with Knowledge Unlatched to unlock two subject specific collections in Gender Studies and African Studies. These have been financed through libraries coming together to crowd fund to make titles open access and available to all. Find out more on our Knowledge Unlatched projects and how your institution can get involved.  


The Saxon State and University Library Dresden (SLUB) Collection
Discover the growing collection of open access content published by researchers within the Consortium of Saxon University Libraries, represented by The Saxon State and University Library Dresden (SLUB). 


University of Helsinki Collection
Access open access books from researchers based at the University of Helsinki in our new collaboration. This collection showcases publications in the social sciences with topics ranging from educational politics to public participation, science and society.


Kyoto University - Open Access Chapters
Discover the growing collection of open access chapters published by researchers at Kyoto University.
All titles have been written by researchers from Kyoto University and include titles in Behavioural Sciences, Humanities & Media Arts and the Social Sciences.