Taylor & Francis

Free publication of a limited number of Open Access articles (using tokens) for corresponding authors from institutions that are members of the CzechELib consortium.

Members of the Taylor & Francis consortium:

  • Brno University of Technology
  • Charles University
  • Comenius National Pedagogical Museum and Library
  • Czech University of Life Sciences Prague
  • Institute of International Relations Prague
  • Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry of the CAS
  • Institute of Mathematics of the CAS
  • Institute of Physics of the CAS
  • Jan Evangelista Purkyně University in Ústí nad Labem
  • Masaryk University
  • Mendel University in Brno
  • National Library of Technology
  • Palacky University Olomouc
  • Prague University of Economics and Business
  • Technical University of Liberec
  • The Extreme Light Infrastructure ERIC (only facility Dolní Břežany, CZ)
  • Tomas Bata University in Zlín
  • Transport Research Centre
  • University Hospital in Ostrava
  • University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague
  • University of Hradec Králové
  • University of Ostrava
  • University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice
  • University of West Bohemia

You can also check your institution’s eligibility to use tokens for free OA publishing on the publisher’s website.

Eligible journals: Open Select journals, a list of which can be found here.

Publication types: Article, Review, Research Article, Review Article, Report, Short Communication, Case Report, Note, Original Article, Guest Editorial

Contract duration: 1 January 2023 - 31 December 2025

How does an author publish an Open Access article?

We recommend contacting your library and enquiring about the possibility of using tokens (the number of tokens for each institution is limited) before submitting the article.

The actions necessary to apply the tokens are performed only after the article is accepted for publication.

We recommend that libraries confirm/reject the eligibility to use a token within five business days of being notified of a newly received article.

Eligibility of an article to use a token for free publication in Open Access mode via the Research Dashboard (RD):

The eligibility of the article to use a token via the RD will be confirmed after the APA is signed (the author signs the APA and selects the OA publication method before confirming eligibility in the RD):

1. You received an email about the receipt of an article before, the article was confirmed in the RD:

2. You receive an email with a link to the APA, which must be filled in:

  • You confirm the correctness of the metadata:

  • Ignore (skip by clicking on NEXT) the question about article funding:

  • Confirm authorship:

  • Select the Open Access publication method:

  • You will be redirected to the Quotation Service, fill in the necessary data and confirm the Request Quote:

  • Fill in the required information and select your institution in the drop-down menu:

  • The system recognises your affiliation, confirm by clicking on NEXT:

  • Preview Your Quote - the displayed discount should be 100% and the Amount Payable EUR 0. Copy the Quote number. Accept:

  • Confirm YES for Gold Open Access and insert the Quote Number/ID in the relevant field:

  • Select a licence (in accordance with Plan S we recommend the less restrictive CC BY):

  • Read and sign the APA - electronically or download the PDF - print it - sign it - scan it - upload it back:

3. You receive an email with confirmation of the request to use a token:

4. The library receives an email requesting confirmation of the eligibility to use a token.

5a. The library confirms the eligibility of the article to use the token:

NOTE: If the library in point 5 rejects the eligibility of the article, you will receive an email about the rejection of the use of a token for free publication and a proposal about other funding possibilities:

5b. You receive an email about the receipt of the article and its eligibility for free publication:

6. The article is published Open Access in the selected title.