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Open Access Books

Publishing Open Access Books

Publishing Open Access Books Content

Taylor & Francis is one of the world’s largest publishers of open access research. If you choose to publish with us, there is a wide range of open access options available to you. This means you can comply with any funder requirements and ensure your research makes a difference.

Our Open Access Books program is flexible to author needs, we publish both OA chapters and books across STEM, Humanities and the Social Sciences under a range of licences.
Books can be single-authored or have multiple authors and we offer a range of text types, from monographs to conference proceedings, textbooks to short form titles (titles between 25-50k words). To get a better understanding of where your book will fit, read our text type descriptions and download their proposal guidelines . If you are unsure where your book fits, contact an Editor.

For more information on Copyright Licence Queries, Publication Charges, Peer-Review, Publishing Suitability & Formats and Submission & Content Guidelines for Authors see our FAQ page.

Open Access Chapters

We offer two options for authors or contributors to make individual book chapters available open access. Whilst there are many different definitions of open access, these options correspond to what is normally referred to as ‘gold’ or ‘green’ open access.

Retrospective Open Access

If your work has already been published by Taylor & Francis, then you have the option to convert your previously published book or chapter to open access.

Open Access Books

Like our traditional publishing, the Open Access book proposal will be evaluated initially by the subject editor then peer-reviewed by respected academic specialists who provide independent advice on the content, quality, and potential market for a finished book. If peer reviews are positive, the subject editor will take the book proposal to an internal editorial meeting for consideration.

Icon: Download image Submit Proposal

Select the appropriate Editorial contact from the list on our website who will be experienced in your subject area and ensure that you let them know that it is your intention to publish your book via Taylor & Francis Open Access Books.

Icon:Clipboard Internal Editorial Assessment

The Editor will assess the strengths of your proposal and how well it fits with the subject list.

Icon: Magnifying glass Initial peer review

Your proposal will be sent out for initial peer review to at least two referees(4-6 weeks).

Icon: Speech bubble Discuss Reviews

Potentially revise and resubmit proposal based on reviewer feedback and discussions with your Editor.

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If approved for publication, the contract terms are determined.

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You will be issued with a contract specifically  designed for open access publications. Key parts of the contract include length, royalties, copyright, and the delivery date.

Icon: Page of a manuscript Writing Phase

May include peer reviews or work with a Development Editor. At this stage, your Editor will send you detailed guidelines on formatting, image specs, permissions etc. Talk to your Editor about content issues.

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Submit your final manuscript, working with an Editorial Assistant on formatting and permissions queries. When the final manuscript is submitted and accepted, this is when you will be expected to pay the publication charges.

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Production Editor assigned. Copyediting and typesetting, proofreading and indexing, collating and correction, and cover finalized. Production usually takes 5-6 months.

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Congratulations, your book will now be available to read world wide! Our global marketing team works to ensure your book is promoted to the appropriate target audience. Your Open Access content is available on Taylor & Francis eBooks, and on online repositories such as Google Scholar, DOAB and OAPEN . Our sales & marketing team will also work with retailers, universities and other aggregators to ensure your print book is promoted and sold to the appropriate target audience.