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Busting 5 common myths about open access

Busting Open Access Myths

In the books industry, there are still questions and concerns about how the open access publishing process works and what it can mean for academics. Myths have appeared which can confuse and complicate the process, so we've created this report to help develop your understanding of open access and guide you through the tricky questions that can arise when deciding how best to publish your work.

Our guide covers 5 common myths around:

  • Copyrighting & Licenses
  • Credibility
  • Peer Review
  • Royalties
  • Funding

Books Data Sharing Policy

Choose Open Data

Do you have a data set associated with your book (or chapter)? Taylor & Francis Books encourages you to share it and our Data Sharing Policy can help you to decide how your data should be shared.

As of April 2021, all new Taylor & Francis publications entering the production process will be encouraged to adhere to the following Data Sharing Policy where appropriate. Learn more about Data Sharing 

Open Access in Theory and Practice

Open Access in Theory and Practice contributes to a better understanding of open access and, as such, should be of great interest to academics, researchers, and students working in the fields of information science, publishing studies, science communication, higher education policy, business, and economics.

The book also makes an important contribution to the debate of the relationship between theory and practice in information science, and more widely across different fields of the social sciences and humanities.

Available to read under Creative Commons,CC BY, licence.

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