Frequently asked questions

How much is the Open Access article publishing charge (APC)?
APCs vary by journal and are subject to occasional special offers. Please check the instructions for authors on the journal’s web page to confirm the current APC. You can also find the standard APC for any Taylor & Francis journal by visiting our . Please note that these charges are exclusive of tax.

How is the Open Access article publishing charge (APC) paid?
The APC should be paid after an article has been rigorously peer-reviewed and been accepted by the journal editor. Corresponding authors will receive an invoice outlining payment terms. As a member of the , Taylor & Francis subscribe to their code of conduct.

Can the article publishing charge (APC) be discounted or waived?
Authors publishing in many of our fully open access Taylor & Francis or Routledge Open journals are eligible to apply for a full or partial waiver of the APC if they are based in countries classified by the World Bank as ‘Low-Income Economies’ or ‘Lower-Middle-Income Economies’. Please visit our site for details about APC discounts and waivers for more details.

We are also partnering with institutions and funders around the world to help researchers publish gold open access in their chosen journals. These agreements can mean that individual authors benefit from much reduced article publishing charges (APCs) or that they are able to publish open access at no cost to themselves.

Are any taxes applicable?
Authors resident in any of the countries of the European Union have to add U.K. Value-Added Tax (VAT, currently 20%). Institutions outside the U.K. paying the APC on behalf of the author, and who provide their VAT registration number, will not be charged U.K. VAT.

Under what circumstances are refunds made?
Before publication: If Taylor & Francis reasonably considers that the article should not be published, (on the advice of our legal counsel), we may decline to publish the article and would refund the APC.

After publication: If Taylor & Francis reasonably consider that the article should be retracted or removed from our website, for example because of a breach in author warranties, and does so, we would be under no obligation to refund the APC.

What license options are available when publishing OA?
We offer the following Creative Commons licenses (4.0) for researchers choosing to publish OA:

  • Creative Commons (offered on our full Open journals, and our hybrid Open Select journals when publishing Gold OA)
  • Creative Commons (offered on our full Open journals)
  • Creative Commons (offered on our hybrid Open Select journals)


What restrictions on reuse apply?
Please see our Terms & Conditions for more details.

What funding agreements are available to help researchers publish open access?
We’re partnering with groups of institutions around the world to help researchers publish gold OA in their chosen journals. These consortia agreements can mean that authors benefit from reduced APCs, or that they are able to publish OA at no cost to themselves.

If your institution isn’t included in one of our OA agreements, it may have a central fund to support researchers who want to publish open access. Many institutions also hold an open access membership with Taylor & Francis Group. Researchers based at these institutions may be eligible to publish gold open access in Taylor & Francis Group journals at no cost to themselves. View a list of current members.

Is an OA journal list available?
Yes, you can search and download our (including details on current APCs, Green and Gold OA options by journal, license details, and embargo periods for Green OA) from our Author Services website.

What is your policy on data sharing?
Taylor & Francis offers a suite of data sharing policies, which range from encouraging authors to share and cite data to making data open.

For more information please visit .

What is the subscription pricing policy for Taylor & Francis hybrid (Open Select) journals?
When a peer-reviewed article is accepted by a Taylor & Francis subscription journal, the author, their institution and funder, can choose to make that article open access on publication, usually following the payment of an article publishing charge (APC). These open access are published in addition to the subscription content planned for that journal in the current volume year.

This means that subscribers to Taylor & Francis journals pay only for the subscription content and services they receive, irrespective of how many open access are also accepted for publication. Taylor & Francis does not receive both subscription payments and an APC for publishing the same article.

We closely monitor the content of every journal and will adjust subscription prices for those titles where increased demand for OA publication is causing a decline in subscription content. We will also continue to convert hybrid journals to our full OA program (Taylor & Francis Open) when most authors are choosing to publish their open access.

This applies to subscription journals owned by Taylor & Francis. We recommend that our society partners also adopt this as we believe it is the fairest approach.