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1st June 2021

Taylor & Francis Group and CzechELib sign first transformative Read and Publish open access agreement

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CzechELib has signed its first Read and Publish agreement with Taylor & Francis Group.  

This deal enables 18 Institutions to publish their work in open access in over 2,000 Taylor & Francis journals, with 50% of their previous output made open access in 2021 and 100% of articles made open access by 2022. Additionally, participating institutions can access content published on a subscription basis in more than 2,000 journals. 

Carolyn Kirby, Open Access Business Development Director at Taylor & Francis Group says: Our first Read and Publish agreement with CzechELib is designed to support research while we work through a transition to an open environment. The ‘Read’ portion of this deal allows researchers and students to access a wide range of journal content. The ‘Publish’ element means that researchers can publish their work open access immediately and in a more streamlined and optimized way.”  

Jiří Jirát, Head of the Licensing and Administrative Unit at CzechELib comments: “Through our Read and Publish deal with Taylor & Francis Group, 18 Institutions now have access to significantly more journal content and our researchers have more publishing options, raising the global visibility of their work without additional financial barriers.” 

National Centre for Electronic Information Resources – CzechELib, aims to ensure the effective purchase of and access to key EIRs for their users in the fields of research, development, and innovation in the Czech Republic.  

Taylor & Francis Group is committed to open access, offering a variety of open access publishing options to meet the needs of each author, with rapid online publication and high visibility and discoverability for published research.