Routledge (humanities, social sciences and behavioral sciences) and CRC Press (science, technology, engineering, and medical) are the two main imprints in the Taylor & Francis Group. Learn more at http://taylorandfrancisgroup.com.
Taylor & Francis Group publishes books for all levels of academic study and professional development, across a wide range of subjects and disciplines including Humanities, Social Science, Medicine, Behavioral Science, Law, and the Built Environment. This positions us uniquely to cross-promote our content and ensure we are reaching the widest possible audience. Learn more about Routledge's text types on the How to Publish with Us tab and about CRC on their author's FAQ.
Yes, we aim to publish eBooks simultaneously with print books upon initial publication. Our eBook platform contains 55,000 titles, with over 10,000 new titles planned to be added every year until the end of the decade.
The Taylor & Francis Group has offices in Oxford, New York, Boca Raton, Melbourne, Singapore, Beijing, Tokyo, Kuala Lumpur, Stockholm, New Delhi, and Johannesburg. The two main offices are in Oxford and New York.
We publish five main text types: research monographs, textbooks, handbooks and companions, professional books, and short-form (Routledge Focus). Learn more on our How to Publish with Us tab.
We publish monographs based on dissertations. We believe that it's crucial to thoroughly revise dissertations to appeal to a broader audience and to successfully transition the work into a book. Please submit any dissertation-based proposals to the research/monograph editor within your subject area. You may also want to review our tips on how to turn your dissertation into a book here.
We are dedicated to making new research available and we publish monographs across the Humanities, Social Sciences, Behavioral Sciences, Psychology, and other subjects. Many of our monographs find a home within our Routledge Research program: www.routledge.com/books/research.
Yes, much of our work is interdisciplinary and receives careful cross-marketing attention.
Yes, we publish edited collections if it can clearly be demonstrated that the book is of a consistent academic quality and that the chapters are integrated around a coherent central theme. We do not generally publish conference volumes. Our handbooks and companions are excellent examples of our edited volumes; see Routledge Handbooks Online.
Routledge Focus is our program of short form publications. These books are 20,000 to 50,000 words and will be published within three months as eBooks, and in Hardback as print on demand. Find more information here.
Like many academic publishers, the price for an eBook matches our print prices. Discounts are available to institutions when multiple eBook titles are purchased directly from the publisher.
Yes, we have a number of Open Access options in our Journals publishing division. This includes pure Open Access journals (all content is OA) under Cogent OA, as well as Open Access publishing options in other journals. For more information, see www.tandfonline.com/page/openaccess. We also have an Open Access publishing options for books – find more information here.
Your Editor will work with you to ensure that the companion materials prepared alongside the text are compatible with Virtual Learning Environments/Learning Management Systems and of the greatest value to instructors and students. Instructors will be able to assign exercises from your book as practice assessments and share links to your book in their online reading lists.
Yes, we have Companion Websites and host online resources for many books. The specific type of online resources for your book will depend on what type of book it is and the size of the audience. Our Companion Website Showcase highlights examples, explains what kind of features we offer, and provides a guide on how to supply content for your book's site. To gain access, ask your Editorial Assistant or Development Editor.
This depends on the type of book, the market for the book, and the nature of the content. Please consult with your Editor.
This can vary, so consult your Editor once you have begun discussing the peer review process.
We prefer that you submit to one editor at a time. Editors are in communication with one another and will pass your proposal to other editors if it might be a better fit for another list. Visit our editorial contact page for more information on what each editor commissions.
Most editors attend several conferences per year. Please visit our editorial contact page to identify the editor that would be the best fit for your project and send an email to see which conferences he or she will be attending.
Yes, we find that working with a co-author or co-authors can bring various perspectives to the project and often lessens the workload. We suggest picking someone that you have worked well with in the past and/or someone who has expertise in an area beneficial to the book that you may not have. We also recommend not working with too many co-authors – usually 1-3 is a good number. Check out Preparing for Academic Book Publishing for more practical tips.
This varies depending on the editor. In some cases, editors like to see sample chapters. In other cases, the editor would prefer to begin the process before anything is written to ensure the project takes the right direction. Please take a look at our text types and proposal guidelines, and then visit our editorial contact page to identify the editor that would be the best fit for your project and send an email to see what he or she would prefer.
In many cases the answer is yes – consult with your editor. Keep in mind that for previously published material, proper permission must be secured.
No, but please do include the names of potential contributors along with affiliations and contact information, and indicate whether or not they have committed to the project.
Yes, they do. Each individual contributing work to the publication must sign a contributor agreement and a permission verification form indicating that the work is his/her own or that permission has been sought to use the work, and that he/she agrees to allow us to publish the work.
Reviewers are generally a group of carefully picked academics with significant knowledge in a discipline relevant to the topic of the book. For textbooks, we aim to use reviewers that regularly teach the course relevant to the proposed book. We try to avoid reviewers that have a close connection to the proposed book or its authors, or that have authored a closely competing book.
Your Editor will discuss the terms of your contract with you and be able to answer any questions you might have.
We greatly appreciate the hard work you put into developing your book, and you will receive a royalty on the sale of your books. We offer competitive royalty rates and 24/7 online access to book author and editor royalty accounts. Each book author and editor also receives a complimentary copy of his/her book upon publication.
Please see the How to Publish with Us tab to download proposal guidelines for our different text types.
Questions may include: What do you consider to be the main strengths of the materials you have been asked to review? What do you like about the approach and selection of topics? Does this material intrigue you enough to want to have this book on your shelf? What other books are you aware of in this area, and how do they compare to this book? Are you confident in the materials presented? What is your general overview of this book?
Our editors work closely with the production team to ensure your book's design is appropriate for the audience and looks the best it can! Many of our books have art – figures, tables, and images – but the amount of art and presentation depends on your specific book. This is something you should discuss with your editor at the proposal stage. While preparing your manuscript, for questions about file quality and delivery, placement in manuscript, and so on, contact your Editorial Assistant.
All of our books are professionally copyedited and proofread. For questions about style prior to final manuscript handover, talk to your Editorial Assistant or go to our section of this site called Publishing Guidelines. Once your manuscript is being copyedited, talk to your main production contact.
For questions about formatting your manuscript and file delivery,talk to your Editorial Assistant or go to our section of this site called Publishing Guidelines.
Keep your Editor apprised of progress on your manuscript, especially if you have delays or expect your schedule to change.
When you hand your final manuscript over to your Editor and move into the production process, we ask that you fill out a metadata survey. Check out our Metadata Survey FAQ to learn more about how to fill out the survey, what metadata is, and why it's a critical part of maximizing your book's discoverability.
Your Editorial Assistant can give you information on the permissions process and how and when to secure permissions for text or artwork in your book. If you would like to use content from another Taylor & Francis book, contact email@example.com.
Our production time varies according to text type, but is typically between 6-8 months, with many US monographs produced in just 5 months.
Our books publish simultaneously in print and electronic formats. The format of your print book (hardback or paperback) will depend on the target readership and market size. Please talk to your Editor about your specific project to know for sure.
Yes, via our Routledge Paperbacks Direct program, we are able to make select monographs available in paperback 15-18 months from initial publication.
Taylor & Francis Featured Authors is a unique online initiative designed to enhance the marketing of your book. Author profiles on this dedicated section of our websites allow you to share information about your research and work, aggregate information from your social media networks, share news, and link to your blog or other sites to showcase your work. To learn more about the feature and start creating your profile, download these instructions.
We attend academic and professional conferences globally in key areas, and in most cases we are able to send new books along, depending on the size of the conference and the size of the book display. We generally focus on marketing books at conferences in the first 1-2 years after publication.
Yes. We maintain contact with key journals and conduct research into emerging resources and publications. Our dedicated global conference team ensures that we have presence worldwide at all the major academic and professional conferences throughout the year, with presence at more than 400 conferences.
Yes, Taylor & Francis is uniquely situated to create a global presence for your book, as we have sales teams throughout the world that can promote and sell books to local markets.
Global marketing for your book may include conferences, online catalogs, email campaigns, reviews, and help with self-promotion in social media and other avenues. Our international sales team works with retailers, aggregators, and universities.
Talk to your Marketing Rep about opportunities to get your book reviewed, and check out our tips on promoting your book on social media.
You should receive royalty statements on a schedule that was determined in your contract, but if you haven't received yours or want to know about your book prior to the first statement, contact the UK royalties department at firstname.lastname@example.org and the US royalties department at email@example.com. You can also get in touch with your Editor or his/her Editorial Assistant and they can help you.
Yes! Our rights and translation team closely evaluates the sales and geographic reach of our published books to identify translation opportunities, and we have translated books in 40 languages that sell throughout the world.
Our Digital Publishing team focuses on associating meaningful metadata (e.g., key words) with each piece of HSS Books content at the granular level to maximize the discoverability of content, leading to increased usage, impact, and number of citations. This means that individuals are increasingly able to find content at the chapter-level when searching various databases. At present, we are not planning on selling content by the chapter. However, Routledge Handbooks Online makes content from our Handbooks available by chapter for those institutions that purchase subscriptions.
If you need author or contributor copies of your book, contact your Editorial Assistant.
Routledge authors, editors, and contributors are entitled to an author discount when purchasing books directly from us for print books. To obtain your discount code, please contact your Editor. You can purchase through our website, or the methods stated below. If you are interested in purchasing in the ebook format (not print) please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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"Can my reason(s) for needing a final PDF of my published work be satisfied by requesting a gratis copy from my Editorial contact at Taylor & Francis?"
If the answer to this question is "yes," then the correct course of action is to do just that! If you are unsure on any aspect of our gratis policies, or how you should request a gratis copy of your work, speak with your Editorial contact and they'll be happy to assist you further. Likewise, if at any point you are unsure whether your request is valid, get in touch with your Editorial contact and they will be able to provide confirmation either way.
Before submitting a request for a PDF of your own published work, please review the following terms to clarify if your request is valid:
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If your reason for making a request is considered invalid, but a gratis copy is not appropriate, communicate this to your Editorial contact. It may be a PDF can be distributed to you, but through an alternative workflow.
We regularly receive requests by academics at universities and institutions, or from freelance writers around the world, who require PDFs of their published work for a range of reasons. If you need to make such a request, you've come to the right place!
To enable us to process your request, please download, complete and sign a Professional Author Licence Agreement (PALA). Once you have done so, please submit the licence electronically to our dedicated business inbox: AcademicTenureRequests@informa.com.
One of our inbox controllers will then use the details on your licence to process your request and reply to your email with your PDF file held as an attachment. If the PDF is larger than 20MB your file will be dispatched to you via our online file transfer service, ZendTo, which will send a collection link to your inbox.
Importantly, you may only receive a PDF of material you are accredited to having written and/or edited. You may not submit a request on behalf of someone else.
Through this service we are dedicated to processing and distributing files within 1-2 weeks of receiving requests, unless the need for a file is particularly urgent. We understand deadlines can be tight and unforeseen issues may expedite the necessity for a file. As such, we maintain a flexible service to ensure all requests are processed in a timely manner.
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All requests for a PDF of published work must be accompanied by a completed Professional Author Licence Agreement (PALA). The licence can be downloaded from this page and completed electronically using Adobe Reader/Acrobat. Alternatively, you may print the licence, then scan the completed form and save the scan as a PDF.
Please do not save a blank copy of the licence on a personal/institution computer or electronic device. The PALA is periodically updated, so please collect it from this page for each new request you make to ensure you are using the current licence. Any requests made with an out-of-date PALA will need to be resubmitted.
We ask that you fill out and sign a PALA because it allows us to keep an accurate record of the material we have distributed, when it was distributed and to whom. Importantly, the PALA also gives a broad overview of the valid and invalid reasons for requesting PDF material.
However, while the licence provides generalised examples regarding how you may/may not use a PDF of your work, it is important for you to provide details specific to your situation in the space provided on the licence.
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