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Press Release: Taylor and Francis [May 1, 2024]

United Arab Emirates University and Taylor & Francis announce open access partnership

United Arab Emirates University (UAEU), the first and foremost comprehensive university in UAE, and international research publisher Taylor & Francis have announced a new three-year transformative agreement. Researchers at UAEU can now choose open access (OA) in over 2,500 journals, boosting the potential reach and impact of their work.

The new read and publish agreement, Taylor & Francis' first in UAE, will support the University's mission to provide impactful societal and research contributions, by ensuring everyone everywhere can access the latest UAEU research outcomes. Corresponding UAEU authors will be supported to publish open access articles in all Taylor & Francis and Routledge journals, both hybrid and full OA.

In addition, UAEU researchers and students will also have access to read the latest research published in every Taylor & Francis journal.

Carolyn Kirby, VP Commercial Lead EMEA at Taylor & Francis, outlined the impact this agreement will make: "UAEU is one of the top research institutions in the Middle East, with leading academic programs across a wide range of fields tackling today's challenges. We're therefore delighted that this open access partnership will enable everyone to read and apply the work of UAEU's world-class researchers."

Dr Naeema Alhosani, Acting Library Director at UAEU, said: "We are proud to partner with Taylor & Francis in this transformative open access agreement. As a leading research institution in the region, UAEU is dedicated to enhancing the reach and impact of our scholarly work. This partnership not only aligns with our mission to foster research excellence but also substantially enhances the accessibility of our research outputs worldwide. This agreement highlighted the strategic partnerships and the benefits derived from collaborative efforts involving publishers, library and research services, and facilitating agents like Knowledge E."

Amina Itani, E Resources and Research Services Library Expert at UAEU Libraries, added: "Our partnership with Taylor & Francis represents a major milestone in our ongoing efforts to cultivate a flourishing ecosystem for academic research and scholarly communication. The read and publish, transformative agreement enables us to significantly improve the accessibility and dissemination of research produced at UAEU, as we actively navigate the landscape of open access. We are honored to be pioneers in the region, leading the charge towards greater academic openness and collaboration."

About United Arab Emirates University

United Arab Emirates University (UAEU) - the first and foremost comprehensive national university in the United Arab Emirates. Founded in 1976 by the late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, UAEU aspires to become a comprehensive, research-intensive university and currently enrolls approximately 16,000+ Emirati and international students. As the UAE's flagship university, UAEU offers a full range of accredited, high-quality graduate and undergraduate programs through nine Colleges: Business and Economics; Education; Engineering; Agriculture & Veterinary Medicine; Humanities and Social Sciences; Information Technology; Law; Medicine and Health Sciences; and Science. With a distinguished international faculty, state-of-the art new campus and laboratories facilities, and full range of student support services, UAEU offers a living-learning environment that is unmatched in the UAE.

In its drive to achieve international research stature, UAEU works with its partners in industry to provide research solutions to challenges faced by the nation, the region, and the world. The University has established research centers of strategic importance to the country and the region which are advancing knowledge in critical areas ranging from water resources to cancer treatments. UAEU is currently ranked #6 in the Arab World and #290 worldwide.

About Taylor & Francis

Taylor & Francis supports diverse communities of experts, researchers and knowledge makers around the world to accelerate and maximize the impact of their work. We are a leader in our field, publish across all disciplines and have one of the largest Humanities and Social Sciences portfolios. Our expertise, built on an academic publishing heritage of over 200 years, advances trusted knowledge that fosters human progress.

Our 2,500+ people, based in a global network of offices in more than 15 countries, use their skills and the latest technology to curate, validate and share impactful advanced, emergent and applied knowledge. Under the Taylor & Francis, Routledge and F1000 imprints, we publish 2,700 journals, 8,000 new books each year and partner with more than 700 scholarly societies.

Taylor & Francis is proud to be a Global Certified Accessible publisher and to have achieved CarbonNeutral certification for our operations and print publications in accordance with The CarbonNeutral Protocol.


Summary: United Arab Emirates University, the first and foremost comprehensive university in UAE, and international research publisher Taylor & Francis announced a new three-year transformative agreement. Researchers at UAEU can now choose open access in over 2,500 journals, boosting the potential reach and impact of their work. The new read and publish agreement, Taylor & Francis' first in UAE, will support the University's mission to provide impactful societal and research contributions, by ensuring everyone everywhere can access the latest UAEU research outcomes. Corresponding UAEU authors will be supported to publish open access articles in all Taylor & Francis and Routledge journals, both hybrid and full OA. In addition, UAEU researchers and students will also have access to read the latest research published in every Taylor & Francis journal.
Publication Year:2024
Type of Material:Press Release
LanguageEnglish
Date Issued:May 1, 2024
Publisher:Taylor and Francis
Company: Taylor and Francis
Libraries: United Arab Emirates University
Permalink: https://librarytechnology.org/pr/30037/united-arab-emirates-university-and-taylor-and-francis-announce-open-access-partnership

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