The Swedish National Library has through the Bibsam consortium (a collaboration between university libraries where Linnaeus University is included) signed an agreement with the scientific publisher Taylor & Francis that allows researchers from the participating institutions to publish their research open access in 2 300 of the publisher's journals. The agreement is valid from January 2018 to December 2020.
The purpose of the agreement is to accelerate the transition to a more comprehensive open access publishing of research results. The agreement includes read-only access to 1 922 of the publisher's journals for staff and students at Linnaeus University, but also allows researchers to publish articles free of charge (without author fees, so-called APC - Author Processing Charge) in journals that offer the option Open Select. The author does not need to pay a fee in order to make articles openly available, since the cost is covered by the agreement.
Note that you must be the corresponding author of the article and be affiliated to Linnaeus University (or any of the other universities included in the agreement) to be able to make your article open access through the Bibsam agreement with Taylor & Francis.
What do I as corresponding author need to do?
When an article has been accepted for publication in one of Taylor & Francis' hybrid journals, the publisher checks if the person listed as corresponding author belongs to an organization participating in the Bibsam agreement. The author is identified by the organizational identity and/or email address provided upon submission of the article.
Contact persons at the University Library will then verify that the author is affiliated to Linnaeus University.
Worth noting is that you as the author retains the copyright to your article via a Creative Commons license if you are publishing through Open Select.
Which journals are covered by the agreement?
The agreement covers all of the Taylor & Francis journals (about 2 300) that offer the publishing model Open Select (hybrid journals). Hybrid journals are subscription-funded but individual articles can be made openly available for a fee paid by the author.
Click here for a list of the journals published by Taylor & Francis. Note that only the journals with "Yes" in the "Open Select" column are covered by the agreement. The ones branded as "Fully Open" are not included.
Self-archiving in DiVA
To give your article increased visibility and greater spread, you can self-archive your article in DiVA. Taylor & Francis permits immediate publication in DiVA of the publisher (final) version of the article for articles included in the agreement.
You can publish your article in DiVA yourself or send your article to the University Library at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will help you with the publication process.
See also the file "Taylor & Francis open access agreement with Bibsam" under "Attachments".
Contact the University Library at email@example.com if you have questions about the agreement with Taylor & Francis.