Taylor & Francis: New agreement opens up publishing opportunities for Hungarian researchers

A new ‘read & publish’ agreement, the first of its kind in Hungary, promises to increase the global impact of Hungarian research through open access publishing, as well as securing access to the latest international research.

The agreement between the Hungarian Electronic Information Service National Programme (EISZ), operating at the Library and Information Centre of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, and Taylor & Francis Group gives participating institutions online access to a wide range of leading journals. For the first time, it also enables affiliated Hungarian authors to publish their work open access, without any further direct cost to them, in fully open and hybrid Taylor & Francis journals, including Routledge and Cogent OA titles, under CC-BY or CC-BY-NC-ND licenses.

The consortium member institutions in 2018 are Corvinus University of Budapest, Eötvös Loránd University, Pázmány Péter Catholic University, the University of Szeged, the Central European University, and the Metropolitan Ervin Szabó Library.

István Monok, General Director of the Library and Information Centre of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, and President of the EISZ Programme Board, said,

 “The publishing industry as known today could not have been born without commercial interests. Translations of the Bible, illustrations, table of contents, indexes, title pages made books easier to use, thus driving the profits of publishers. We can see these financial interests operating in the world of electronic publishing as well. But as the Open Access movement shows, the burdens put on the scientific community by the current model of scholarly publishing has started to loose. We are witnessing a historical moment, and we are extremely proud that through this agreement with Taylor & Francis, Hungary became a member of this transition.”

Ian Jones, Journals Sales Director at Taylor & Francis Group, said,

“We were delighted to work with EISZ to design an arrangement which both enables access to the latest published research and meets the open publishing aims of Hungarian authors and their institutions. Our hope is that this will give a further boost to the world-class research taking place in Hungary’s universities. We look forward to partnering with members of the consortium to help researchers take full advantage of the new opportunities presented by this agreement.”   

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Professor István Monok (General Director of the Library and Information Centre of the Hungarian Academy of Science and President of EISZ Programme Board) and Ewa Klorek, Head of Academic Sales, EMEA (Taylor and Francis Group) - Budapest, March 9, 2018

About Taylor & Francis Group

Taylor & Francis Group partners with researchers, scholarly societies, universities and libraries worldwide to bring knowledge to life.  As one of the world’s leading publishers of scholarly journals, books, ebooks and reference works our content spans all areas of Humanities, Social Sciences, Behavioural Sciences, Science, and Technology and Medicine.   From our network of offices in Oxford, New York, Philadelphia, Boca Raton, Boston, Melbourne, Singapore, Beijing, Tokyo, Stockholm, New Delhi and Johannesburg, Taylor & Francis staff provide local expertise and support to our editors, societies and authors and tailored, efficient customer service to our library colleagues.

About Electronic Information Service National Programme

The Electronic Information Service National Programme is the Hungarian National Consortium that provides access to more than 50 scientific journal collections and databases for more than 200 member institutions in Hungary. The National Programme is operated at the Library and Information Centre of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and is supported by the National Research, Development and Innovation Office.