Accelerated Publication clarification - Taylor & Francis Newsroom
peter.suber's bookmarks 2022-01-21
"Over the last week, there has been much debate about the Accelerated Publication service offered by Taylor & Francis. This statement is to clarify some of the comments that have been made about this service, and correct any misunderstandings.
Taylor & Francis has offered Accelerated Publication for a small list of Biomedical Journals for over 15 years.
There are no current plans to introduce this service to any other journals.
The service is used primarily for research funded by pharma companies to manage the communication pipeline for drug and therapy development. Often the work that is being conducted by these researchers needs to be delivered in a set timeframe. Sometimes this is also commercially sensitive in relation to patent applications and product development. This means that other options of rapid dissemination (including pre-prints and open peer-review) are not suitable for the publication needs of these researchers...."