Taylor & Francis uses the F1000 to pilot a new book publishing concept


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Taylor & Francis uses the F1000 to pilot a new book publishing concept

Taylor & Francis have set up a pilot of a new book publishing concept called Open Plus Books, which “merges the traditional model of print and open access books with F1000’s Open Research publishing model”. The press release continues: “United by their common goals of amplifying and democratizing research, this first joint initiative following the acquisition of F1000 by Taylor & Francis Group in 2020 is another important step in strengthening and l Expanding Taylor & Francis’ Open Search Capabilities. and open access book publishing, while enabling F1000 to expand its innovative open access research publishing offering to books.

With Open Plus Books, authors or publishers can publish an OA book to the open research platform right after submission, with each chapter functioning as a research article and including underlying data and interactive figures. Chapters can be published immediately after submission and updated as needed. The press release notes, “This reduces barriers to collaborative research and helps authors be recognized for their research contributions. Posts to the platform benefit from support for code syntax highlighting, so that the code is fully readable within the body of the topic.

Books can then be published in print and OA formats, with authors continuing to add chapters or information, creating new versions of the work. Then the updates can be used in subsequent editions of the print and OA book.

For more information, read the Press release.

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