In these extraordinary times, we want to support both the drive for research into COVID-19 and all our partners across the world as they face disruption to their professional and personal lives. This includes the global research community and you, in your role as a journal editor.
We therefore hope you find the following links and updates helpful at this time.
Free access to COVID-19 research and support for remote learning
As scholarly publishers, the work we do in partnership with editors and society partners to curate, make discoverable and rapidly disseminate research means we have a critical role to play in the current emergency.
Our CEO, Annie Callanan, outlines how we have been working to provide the research community with free access to COVID-19 research and to give support for remote and distance learning, including free access to ebooks.
We have also launched a resource center to bring together COVID-19 journal and book resources. This is being updated daily, based on keyword checking of journal papers in production to ensure that we are making all COVID-19 research free-to-access at the point of publication.
Supporting you in editing your journal
At Taylor & Francis, we are adjusting to home working across all of our offices. Our teams are well-equipped to work remotely and we are aiming to offer as near to a business-as-usual service for our publication workflows as possible.
We are reorganizing some of our processes so that all research related to COVID-19 is expedited through the production process as soon as it has been peer reviewed.
We understand that many of you will be making adjustments to your professional and personal lives as you switch to working from home and adapt to remote teaching. Please do stay in touch with your Portfolio and Production Managers if you feel that this is likely to impact your role as editor, so that we are aware.
We also expect some contributors and peer reviewers will find it harder to work on articles at this time and we’ll be encouraging them to let the editorial office know if they have difficulties.
As you would expect, we are focusing efforts to ensure that libraries are well-equipped to service off-campus access and do not do not anticipate any issues with Taylor & Francis Online.
We wish all our journal editors the very best as we collectively navigate the coming weeks and months.