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Michigan State University Libraries and Taylor & Francis Announce New Open Access Partnership

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Supporting Michigan State University (MSU) Libraries’ mission to promote equal access to information for all, a new transformative agreement will allow MSU researchers to publish open access (OA) articles at no cost to them in 2,500 Taylor & Francis and Routledge journals.

The three-year read-and-publish agreement ensures faculty and students have continued read-access to all Taylor & Francis journals while also supporting hundreds of researchers to choose open access in both hybrid and full OA titles.

MSU is recognized as one of the top research universities, its thousands of staff pushing the boundaries of discovery and yielding solutions that make daily life better. The new agreement with Taylor & Francis aims to drive even greater global reach and application of that research through the power of open access.

MSU Libraries Dean Neil Romanosky said: “I’m extremely pleased that MSU Libraries is able to partner with Taylor & Francis to provide a means for MSU authors to publish their research open access at no cost to them. This agreement significantly extends MSU’s support for open access with one of the top publishers for MSU. Promoting open access journal publishing promotes community engaged scholarship, which aligns with MSU’s strategic plan and the values of the greater MSU community.”

Jeff Voci, Senior Vice President & Commercial Lead – Americas at Taylor & Francis, added: “It’s been a really positive experience collaborating with our partners at MSU to devise an arrangement that supports their objective of advancing knowledge, a priority we share.”

“Taylor & Francis is a leading publisher of Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS) journals, disciplines that usually have very little funding for open access. MSU’s investment in OA will therefore make a major difference to the global impact of its HSS research.”

Taylor & Francis’ open access program includes over 300 fully OA journals, more than 2,490 Open Select (hybrid) journals, 1,700+ OA books and a range of F1000 open research platforms. It was recently announced that PeerJ, a pioneer in broad-scope OA journals, has joined Taylor & Francis.

MSU joins more than 700 global institutions partnering with Taylor & Francis through a transformative agreement, including 11 others in the Americas. These agreements reflect the diverse priorities of their research communities, as well as a shared vision of fostering open research practices.

More details about the MSU agreement are available on Taylor & Francis Online.