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Authors affiliated with the University of Westminster may publish original research articles in any of Taylor & Francis Open Select journals at no further charge to the author.  Open Select gives you the option to make your paper open access in one of 2,300+ subscription journals. These span across subject areas and include both Taylor & Francis and Routledge journals.

To be eligible:

  • You must be the corresponding author who is affiliated with the University of Westminster at the point of acceptance.
  • Your paper must an original research article. Other types of paper, such as Editorials, Announcements, and Book Reviews, are not covered by this agreement.
  • Be accepted for publication after the 1st January 2021.

Please note:

  • If you are no longer affiliated with either Westminster, or another eligible institution, at the point of acceptance of your paper, you do not qualify.
  • Fully gold journals (those that only charge open access publishing fees, and not subscriptions) are not included in this agreement.
  • You are advised to use your institutional email address instead of your private email address, to enable Taylor & Francis to better identify you as eligible under the agreement, also and give the organisation name, University of Westminster, on submission.
  • This agreement covers the period 1 January 2021 – 31 December 2023.

To find out if a journal is Open Select, look out for this indicator at the top of the journal homepage on Taylor & Francis Online:

Publish open access in this journal

You do not need to contact us to gain permission.  Just follow the instructions and see your article fully open.

Further information:

Please see Taylor & Francis’ Open access publishing for researchers in the UK information.

Other publishers with similar agreements:

  • Springer Compact:  We already have a similar agreement for some Springer journals.  Please see the Springer post for more detail, and a link to a list of eligible titles.
  • Sage:  We have a similar agreement for Sage journals.  Please see the Sage post for more detail.
  • Cambridge University Press: We have a similar agreement for CUP journals.  Please see the CUP post for more detail.
  • Wiley: We have a similar agreement for Wiley journals.  Please see the Wiley post for more detail.
  • Public Library of Science (PLOS): an agreement is now in place, allowing Westminster authors to publish in the gold open access journals: PLOS ONE, PLOS Genetics, PLOS Computational Biology, PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, and PLOS Pathogens, without having to pay individual APCs.  More details in the PLOS post.

A very limited fund is available to pay individual APC charges for some articles.  Please see the recent blog post.

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