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Taylor & Francis Marks 1,500 Open Access Books Milestone with Essential Read on Technology and Sustainable Development

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Marking a milestone in its role as a leading open access (OA) book publisher, Taylor & Francis has announced Technology and Sustainable Development: The Promise and Pitfalls of Techno-Solutionism as its 1,500th OA book.

Reflecting the crucial role for open access in making relevant research available to readers outside of academia, Technology and Sustainable Development focuses on many of the practical challenges facing our governments and societies today.

The potential of technology to both solve and exacerbate pressing global issues, including gender inequality, the climate crisis, mistreatment of minorities, and the unequal distribution of power, is addressed by a range of experts in the book edited by Henrik Skaug Sætra.

The book explores the implications of new technologies, such as artificial intelligence, social media and big data, as well as considering the need for greater social and political control of such developments.

James Watson, Open Access Books Lead at Taylor & Francis, said: “Our 1,500th OA book, which has human-centered science at its heart, demonstrates why open access publishing is so important. At a time of unprecedented technological change, Technology and Sustainable Development is a vital resource not just for researchers with access to university libraries but also for policymakers, politicians and all those tackling the social, economic and environmental challenges faced by our societies”.

Taylor & Francis marks 10 years of open access book publishing in 2023. With over 1,500 fully OA titles in its portfolio, combined with thousands of individual open chapters, Taylor & Francis is one of the leading open access book publishers. Its OA books program enables authors and their funders to publish open access single- or co-authored books, edited collections and individual chapters. Upon publication, OA content is made available in digital format to read and download freely under a Creative Commons license.

Technology and Sustainable Development is available for everyone to read and download for free from Taylor & Francis eBooks. Open access funding support for the book was provided by Østfold University College.

Explore the full range of Taylor & Francis open access books and chapters.