FinELib and Taylor & Francis open up publishing choices for researchers in Finland
FinELib, the Finnish library consortium, and Taylor & Francis Group, one of the world’s leading academic publishers, have announced a new ‘read & publish’ agreement, which runs until the end of 2022.
Along with continued access to Taylor & Francis and Routledge journals, researchers based at one of the 15 participating Finnish institutions are now able to publish their articles open access in over 2000 Taylor & Francis Open Select (hybrid) journals without needing to pay an article publishing charge. The agreement will cover about 75% of the total article output.
Arja Tuuliniemi, Head of Licensing at FinELib, says: “We are pleased that we found a way to provide access to Taylor & Francis and Routledge journals and to increase open access publishing at the same time. As a country this helps us move closer to our 100% open access goal.”
“This partnership will enable many more researchers in Finland to Choose Open”, says Christoph Chesher, Group Sales Director at Taylor & Francis, “We’re delighted to have worked with the FinELib team to develop a model which secures access to the content Finnish researchers need and helps increase the impact of their own published work.”
In recent years Taylor & Francis has converted over 50 journals to an open access model. In conjunction with this transformative agreement it has been announced that Annals of Medicine, an international journal founded in Finland, will also soon become fully OA. Annals of Medicine will continue to be included in this FinELib agreement after its conversion.