News Release

Taylor & Francis joins DOAB’s Peer Review Transparency Initiative, PRISM

Business Announcement

Taylor & Francis Group

Taylor & Francis has announced its support for an initiative to boost researcher confidence in open access (OA) books and promote better understanding of the role of peer review. Peer Review Information Service for Monographs (PRISM) provides a standardized way for publishers to present information about the peer review processes for their titles on the Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB) platform.

All Taylor & Francis OA books, including those published under the Routledge and CRC Press imprints, are peer reviewed by experts. PRISM makes information about the peer review process easily available to DOAB users, including details about when the review took place (such as at proposal stage) and the type of peer reviewer (for example, by an external reviewer).

Ronald Snijder, CTO / Head of Research of the OAPEN Foundation, said: “We have set up PRISM to provide transparency about the peer review processes that the publishers participating in DOAB are applying to their titles. This helps build trust in open access academic book publishing. We are very happy that a large publisher like Taylor & Francis is among the first to participate in PRISM.”

Nicola Parkin, Director of Books Editorial Services at Taylor & Francis, added: “Research integrity is an issue of ever-increasing importance and peer review information can play a vital role in addressing concerns about quality standards for OA books. We’re delighted to support the PRISM initiative in its mission to enhance the transparency and trust of OA books and to showcase the high quality of this scholarship.”

Taylor & Francis is a DOAB gold sponsor and the platform’s largest participating publisher, with peer review information attached to almost 3,000 OA books and book chapters.

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