Jisc Collections and Taylor & Francis agreement extends access to journal content

Taylor & Francis

Taylor & Francis Group and Jisc Collections – which supports the procurement of digital content for education and research in the UK – have reached agreement to provide UK libraries with extended access to content published in Taylor & Francis journals.

Following extensive discussions between Taylor & Francis, Jisc Collections and RLUK, and in consultation with the wider UK library community, for the first time the deal includes an offsetting agreement for articles published on an Open Access basis in hybrid journals. For articles published under Taylor & Francis’ hybrid open access publishing model, Open Select, the offsetting agreement offers discounted Article Publishing Charges via a voucher system determined by expenditure. This decision recognises the continuing growth in Open Access research, and Taylor & Francis wishes to participate in pilots which explore the potential for transitioning business models.

The other main features of the agreement are as follows: 

  • Three-year agreement
  •  Post-termination access to core-subscribed titles
  •  A substitutions allowance
  • Improved subscriptions reinstatement conditions for new entrants
  • Access fees now entirely Jisc-banded
  • A reduced annual price increase if an institution places its order by 15 December.

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About Taylor & Francis Group

Taylor & Francis Group partners with researchers, scholarly societies, universities and libraries worldwide to bring knowledge to life. As one of the world’s leading publishers of scholarly journals, books, eBooks and reference works our content spans all areas of Humanities, Social Sciences, Science and Technology.

From our network of offices in Oxford, Philadelphia, Melbourne, Singapore, Beijing, Tokyo, Stockholm, New Delhi and Johannesburg, Taylor & Francis staff provide local expertise and support to our editors, societies and authors and tailored, efficient customer service to our library colleagues.

For more information, contact:

Jennifer McMillan, Head of Communications
Taylor & Francis Group Journals

About Jisc

Jisc offers digital services and solutions for UK education and research. The charity does this to achieve its vision for the UK to be the most digitally advanced education and research nation in the world.

Working together across the higher education, further education and skills sectors, Jisc provides trusted advice and support, reduces sector costs across shared network, digital content, IT services and procurement negotiations, ensuring the sector stays ahead of the game with research and development for the future. 

Jisc Collections supports the procurement of digital content for education and research in the UK. It undertakes negotiations with a large number of scholarly and research publishers on behalf of universities and colleges in the area of e-journals, e-books, databases and datasets achieving best pricing and licensing conditions.

Find out more at www.jisc.ac.uk or contact the press team on press@jisc.ac.uk