(9 Nov 2021) Leading Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS) publisher Routledge- part of Taylor & Francis Group- will launch the world’s first open research publishing platform specifically for the HSS community that combines books, articles, and other research outputs in one interdisciplinary venue.
The publishing platform known as Routledge Open Research, will utilize the publishing model, technology and knowledge pioneered by their open research publishing partner F1000 (which Taylor & Francis Group acquired in 2020) to provide HSS scholars with a rapid, accessible and collaborative venue to publish their work.
Supporting the HSS community’s mission to influence research, policy and practice, and make a real-world impact, Routledge Open Research will enable all research outputs to be published open access and will combine the benefits of pre-printing with mechanisms to assure quality and transparency. These include invited and open peer review, article versioning, archiving and indexing.
The platform will endorse the FAIR Data Principles, allowing authors to share their underlying data and supporting materials, further accelerating the pace of discovery, providing credit and recognition for authors, and ultimately improving public trust in research.
As well as research articles, Routledge Open Research will feature a variety of peer reviewed and non-peer reviewed content such as books (through our new Open Plus Books initiative) data notes, software tools, methods articles, policy briefs, case studies, posters, slides and technical reports. These offerings afford scholars, institutions, departments, funders, and societies the opportunity to publish all research outputs in one dedicated, inter-disciplinary space.
Routledge Open Research will officially launch in the spring of 2022, with books coming onboard in the autumn of 2022. It will be governed by an independent Editorial Advisory Board of researchers from all over the globe, and from different disciplines and at different career stages. Board members will help to support the strategy and provide direction as required.
To find out more about Routledge Open Research, please visit: https://think.f1000.com/routledgeopenresearch/
The press release in full can be found here.