Taylor & Francis welcomes the new guidance from cOAlition S on transformative arrangements for Journals. cOAlition S have clearly listened to feedback from the community, and we thank them for this. It is encouraging to see more feasible conditions in the revised guidance, particularly that the threshold for converting journals to a full OA model has been increased in line with this feedback. This will certainly assist us as we look to transition journals to a full OA model in line with the cOAlition’s guidance.
We note the cOAlition’s point that funding will only be offered on hybrid journals until the end of 2024, but hope the cOAlition will support those journals that convert to a full OA model after this point. As publishers we cannot commit to annual growth rates because as an industry we do not set demand, rather we serve it. We will however continue to drive the growth of OA in our journals through researcher advocacy and via transformative agreements with libraries and consortia.
Taylor & Francis is committed to opening up research. We have acquired leading OA publishers, Co-action and Dove Medical Press as well as the innovative F1000 Research platform to help us on this journey; we have converted over 50 journals from a subscription to a full OA model; we launched our own full OA imprint Cogent in 2013; we have invested millions in developing article level workflows to support OA, including guiding researchers to compliant options and providing better information to institutions on their faculty’s output. As a result, we have seen significant growth in OA across all of our journals and increasingly across our books portfolio.