Free author access
STAR - Special Terms for Authors & Researchers
What is STAR?
STAR provides online access for individual researchers from emerging regions to support writing and publication.
This Taylor & Francis initiative, undertaken in collaboration with our learned society, professional association, and co-publishing partners, provides one month's FREE access to over 1,500 leading international and regional journals. Coverage spans Arts and Humanities, Social and Behavioural Sciences, Biological and Physical Sciences. STAR aims to:
- enable researchers to enrich findings and update references;
- contribute towards higher levels of article acceptance;
- encourage informed debate in the worldwide academic community;
- foster strong research activity.
STAR provides access to a full range of Taylor & Francis journal titles and imprints, complementing existing initiatives such as Research4Life which targets specific subject areas.
Here are just a few quotes from past registrants on STAR:
“Thank you. This is a great offer for researchers from developing countries.” - Researcher from Bangladesh
“I think that STAR will revolutionize the field of research through its dissemination...where the access facilities are limited. I appreciate these efforts by Taylor & Francis Group very much.” - Researcher from Pakistan
“You have really assisted...” - Student from Kenya
How does STAR work?
STAR is currently available to researchers in Africa, in South Asia, and many parts of South East Asia. It uses an innovative voucher system - once the voucher has been downloaded it can be activated when needed, fitting in with the researcher's requirements to take advantage of FREE access for up to a month.
Seven day access for authors
Trying to find that vital piece of research just when you need it can be frustrating.
Now Taylor & Francis can help. We can give you complimentary access to cutting-edge research from our world-leading journals for 7 days - no strings attached.
How to claim
To claim your free access simply complete the form!
Give us an idea of the article you're writing and we'll send you a voucher that entitles you to free access to all of the journals within that subject area for 7 days. It's as simple as that. Most importantly, you can use the voucher when you need it most – today, tomorrow or in 3 months – it's up to you.