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URL=HTTPS://INFORMA.COM/DOCUMENTS/INVESTOR%20RELATIONS/2017/20170525%20INFORMA%20AGM%20TRADING%20UPDATE.PDF, ; Jeremy North (MD, Books); Christoph Chesher (Group Sales Director).SENIOR MANAGEMENT TEAM>PUBLISHER=INFORMA,weblink Peer review>Peer-reviewed books & journals| topics = Humanities, Social Science, Behavioural Science, Education, Law, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, Medicine| genre = Non-Fiction. Academic & Scholarly.| imprints = Routledge (Humanities, Social science, Education & Law); Taylor & Francis, CRC Press & Garland Science (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)weblink £490.4M in 2016WEB, Informa PLC Results for 12 Months to 31 December 2016,weblink weblink | nasdaq = weblink}}}}(File:Taylor and Francis logo, (The Ibis, 1900).jpg|thumb|Previous Taylor & Francis logo from a 1900 publication)(File:ASA conference 2008 - 17.JPG|thumb|Routledge/Taylor & Francis at an American academic conference, 2008.)(File:Taylor & Francis at the School of Advanced Study History Day Oct. 2017 03.jpg|thumb|Taylor & Francis at the University of London School of Advanced Study History Day, 2017.)Taylor & Francis Group is an international company originating in England that publishes books and academic journals. It is a division of Informa plc, a United Kingdom-based publisher and conference company.About Us {{Webarchive|url=https://web.archive.org/web/20061118071113weblink |date=2006-11-18 }}, Taylor & Francis, UK.

Overview

The company was founded in 1852 when William Francis joined Richard Taylor in his publishing business. Taylor founded his company in 1798. Their subjects covered agriculture, chemistry, education, engineering, geography, law, mathematics, medicine, and social sciences.BOOK, Brock, W.H., Meadows, A.J., yes, The Lamp of Learning: Taylor & Francis and Two Centuries of Publishing, Taylor & Francis, 1998, From 1917 to 1930 Francis' son, Richard Taunton Francis (1883–1930) was sole partner in the firm.BOOK, Biographical Index of Former Fellows of the Royal Society of Edinburgh 1783–2002, July 2006, The Royal Society of Edinburgh, 0 902 198 84 X,weblink In 1965 Taylor & Francis launched Wykeham Publications and began book publishing. In 1988 it acquired Hemisphere Publishing and the company was renamed Taylor & Francis Group to reflect the growing number of imprints. In 1990 Taylor & Francis left the printing business to concentrate on publishing. In 1998 it went public on the London Stock Exchange and in the same year bought its academic publishing rival Routledge for £90 million. Acquisition of other publishers has remained a core part of the group's business strategy. It merged with Informa in 2004 to create a new company called T&F Informa, since renamed back to Informa. Following the merger, T&F closed the historic Routledge books office in New Fetter Lane, London and moved to its current headquarters in Milton Park, Oxfordshire.WEB,weblink T&F and Informa merge, books unit to move, 2 March 2004, Taylor & Francis Group is now the academic publishing arm of Informa and accounted for 30.2% of Group Revenue and 38.1% of Adjusted Profit in 2017.WEB,weblink Results for 12 months to 31 December 2017., December 2017, Informa, 28 February 2018, Taylor & Francis publishes more than 2,700 journals, and about 7,000 new books each year, with a backlist of over 140,000 titles available in print and digital formats. It uses the Routledge imprint for its publishing in humanities, social sciences, behavioural sciences, law and education and the CRC Press imprint for its publishing in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.WEB,weblink Taylor & Francis Announces Imprint Changes, 11 March 2005, In 2017, T&F sold assets from its Garland Science imprint to W. W. Norton & Company and then stopped using that brand.WEB,weblink W.W. Norton & Company Inc. has acquired certain assets of Garland Science from Taylor & Francis Group., December 2017, Broadwater & Associates, 18 January 2018, Although generally considered the smallest of the 'Big Four' STEM publishers (Reed-Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, Springer, and Taylor & Francis),JOURNAL, Larivière, Vincent, Haustein, Stefanie, Mongeon, Philippe, 2015-06-10, The Oligopoly of Academic Publishers in the Digital Era, PLOS ONE, 10, 6, e0127502, 10.1371/journal.pone.0127502, 1932-6203, 4465327, 26061978, its Routledge imprint is claimed to be the largest global academic publisher within humanities and social sciences.WEB,weblink Outsell HSS Market Size Share Forecast, WEB,weblink Publishing With Us - Routledge, 2016, Taylor & Francis Group, The company's journals have been delivered through the Taylor & Francis Online website since June 2011. Before that they were provided through the Informaworld website.WEB,weblink Taylor & Francis Online – FAQs, 2011, Taylor & Francis Group, 23 September 2012, yes,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20130509172503weblink">weblink 9 May 2013, Taylor & Francis ebooks are now available via the TaylorFrancis website.WEB,weblink A world of knowledge and information. Browse our vast collection of over 90,000 eBooks in specialist subjects led by a global network of editors and authors., 2017, Taylor & Francis Group, 2 January 2018, Taylor & Francis operates a number of Web services for its digital content including Routledge Handbooks Online,WEB,weblink Routledge Handbooks Online, www.routledgehandbooks.com, 2016-04-16, the Routledge Performance Archive,WEB,weblink Home, www.routledgeperformancearchive.com, 2016-04-16, Secret Intelligence FilesWEB,weblink Home Page - Secret Intelligence Files, www.secretintelligencefiles.com, 2016-04-16, and Routledge Encyclopedia of Modernism.WEB,weblink Routledge Encyclopedia of Modernism, Routledge, 2018-02-28, Taylor & Francis offers Open Access publishing options in both its booksWEB, Routledge Books Open Access,weblink and journalsWEB, Open Access,weblink divisions and through its Cogent Open Access journals imprint.Taylor & Francis is a member of several professional publishing bodies including the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association,WEB, OASPA Members,weblink the International Association of Scientific, Technical, and Medical Publishers,WEB, STM Members,weblink the Association of Learned & Professional Society PublishersWEB, ALPSP Member Directory,weblink and The Publishers Association.WEB, PA Members and Affiliates,weblink The Publishers Association, 2017, 15 April 2017, In 2017, after collaborating for several years, T&F bought specialist digital resources company Colwiz.WEB, Academic Digital Research Services start-up Colwiz joins Taylor & Francis Group,weblink Taylor & Francis Newsroom, 2017, 31 May 2017, WEB, T&F buys reference-management tool colwiz,weblink The Bookseller, 2017, 31 May 2017, The old Taylor and Francis logo depicts a hand pouring oil into a lit lamp, along with the Latin phrase "alere flammam" - to feed the flame (of knowledge). The modern logo is a stylised oil lamp in a circle.

Company figures

The group has about 1,800 employees in at least 18 offices worldwide. Its head office is in Milton Park, Abingdon in the United Kingdom, with other offices in Stockholm, Leiden, New York, Boca Raton, Philadelphia, Kentucky, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai, Taipei, Melbourne, Sydney, Cape Town, Tokyo and New Delhi.WEB, Informa Office Locator: Company = Taylor & Francis,weblink Taylor & Francis reported a mean 2017 gender pay gap of 24.2 % for its UK workforce, while the median was 8 %. The fact that the average pay for women is significantly worse than the median pay (compared to men's) shows that women are underrepresented in the positions with the highest pay.WEB, 2019-08-11, Four more academic publishers reveal gender pay gaps, The Bookseller,weblink www.thebookseller.com,

Controversies

In 2013, the entire board of the Journal of Library Administration resigned in a dispute over author licensing agreements.WEB, Dupuis, John, Journal of Library Administration editorial board resigns over author rights,weblink ScienceBlogs, ScienceBlogs LLC, 2013-03-25, In 2016 Critical Reviews in Toxicology was accused of being a "broker of junk science" by the Center for Public Integrity.WEB,weblink Brokers of junk science?, publicintegrity.org, Monsanto was found to have worked with an outside consulting firm to induce the journal to publish a biased review of the health effects of its product "Roundup".NEWS, Waldman, Peter, Stecker, Tiffany, Rosenblatt, Joel, Monsanto Was Its Own Ghostwriter for Some Safety Reviews,weblink 2018-11-26, Bloomberg Businessweek, Bloomberg, 2017-08-09, In 2017, Taylor & Francis was strongly criticized for getting rid of the editor-in-chief of International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health, who accepted articles critical of corporate interests. The company replaced the editor with a corporate consultant without consulting the editorial board.WEB, McCook, Alison, Public health journal's editorial board tells publisher they have "grave concerns" over new editor,weblink RetractionWatch, 2017-04-28, The journal Cogent Social Sciences accepted a hoax article, "The conceptual penis as a social construct", that had been rejected by another Taylor & Francis journal, (Norma (journal)|Norma: International Journal for Masculinity Studies).WEB, Mytelka, Andrew, Hoax Article in Social-Science Journal Gets a Rise out of Some Scholars, The Chronicle of Higher Education, 2017-05-20, 2018-11-28,weblink WEB, Jaschik, Scott, Hoax With Multiple Targets, Inside Higher Ed, 2017-05-22, 2018-11-28,weblink When the authors announced the hoax, the article was retracted.JOURNAL, Retracted Article: The conceptual penis as a social construct, 31 May 2017, Cogent Social Sciences, 3, 1, 10.1080/23311886.2017.1336861, In December 2018, the journal Dynamical Systems accepted the paper Saturation of Generalized Partially Hyperbolic Attractors only to have it retracted after publication due to the Iranian nationality of the authors. The European Mathematical Society condemned the retraction and later announced that Taylor & Francis had agreed to reverse the decision.WEB,weblink The EMS condemns Taylor & Francis's attack on freedom of science, European Mathematical Society, 2018-12-12, 2018-12-25, Previous instances of Taylor & Francis journals discriminating against Iranian authors were reported in 2013.WEB,weblink Scientific sanctions: A catastrophe for the civilized world, Behnam, Baghianimoghadam, Indian Journal of Medical Ethics, 2014-02-09, 2018-12-25, WEB,weblink Taylor & Francis group bans publication of articles by Iranian authors, Fars News, 2013-11-05, 2018-12-25,

Acquired companies and discontinued imprints

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  • A.A.Balkema (acquired in 2003)
  • Accelerated Developments Inc. (acquired in 1994)
  • Acumen Publishing (acquired in 2014)WEB, Bertoli Mitchell arranges the sale of Acumen Publishing to Taylor & Francis,weblink
  • Adam Hilger (acquired in 2005 as part of IOP Publishing books division)
  • AK Peters (acquired in 2010)
  • The Analytic Press (acquired with Lawrence Erlbaum and Associates in 2006)
  • Anderson Publishing (acquired in 2014 from Elsevier)WEB, Welcome to the Criminology & Criminal Justice Textbook Catalog,weblink
  • Architectural PressWEB, Routledge Architecture,weblink
  • Arnold (acquired in 2012)"Trillium Partners extends its educational and academic publishing M&A sector experience" {{Webarchive|url=https://web.archive.org/web/20140220150532weblink |date=2014-02-20 }},
  • Ashgate (acquired in July 2015)WEB, Informa Pays £20M for Ashgate Publishing,weblink
  • Auerbach PublicationsWEB, New Books from Auerbach Publications,weblink
  • Baywood Publishing (acquired in 2016)WEB,weblink Baywood Publishing is now a part of Routledge, an imprint of Taylor and Francis, routledge.com, 2016-07-08,
  • Bellwether Publishing (acquired in 2013)JOURNAL, Bellwether Publishing Journals Join Geography Market Leader Routledge/Taylor & Francis for 2013, Editors' Bulletin, 8, 2–3, 93–94, 10.1080/17521742.2012.807061, 2012, Wright, Victoria,
  • Bibliomotion (acquired in 2016)WEB, Bibliomotion Acquired by Taylor & Francis,weblink Publishers Weekly, 2016, 31 December 2016,
  • BIOS Scientific Publishers (acquired in 2003)
  • Bloomsbury Journals (acquired in 2015)WEB, Bloomsbury Journals Join Routledge,weblink
  • Brunner-Mazel
  • Brunner-Routledge (acquired in 1998)
  • Carfax (acquired with Routledge in 1998)Academic Publishing Industry: A Story of Merger and Acquisition {{Webarchive|url=https://www.webcitation.org/67OtiNRT5?url=http://www.ulib.niu.edu/publishers/TaylorFrancis.htm |date=2012-05-04 }} - Taylor & Francis.
  • Cavendish (acquired in 2006)WEB,weblink Quayle Munro advises shareholders of Cavendish Publishing on sale to Informa, 11 March 2018, yes,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20140322211758weblink">weblink 22 March 2014,
  • Colwiz
  • CRC Press (acquired in 2003) This imprint is still used.
  • Curzon (acquired in 2001)
  • David Fulton PressWEB,weblink Expertise Legal Services, Fladgate LLP, 11 March 2018,
  • Dove Medical Press (acquired in 2017)WEB, Informa in deal to buy Dove Medical Press,weblink
  • Donhead Publishing (acquired in 2013)WEB, Donhead Publishing,weblink
  • Earthscan (acquired in 2011)WEB, Earthscan acquired by Taylor & Francis,weblink
  • Europa Publications (acquired in 1999)WEB, Taylor & Francis Timeline,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20141020152138weblink">weblink yes, October 2014,weblink The Academic Publishing Industry: A Story of Merger and Acquisition, Mary H. Munroe, 2004, Northern Illinois University,
  • Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers (acquired in 2002)
  • Focal Press (acquired in 2012)WEB,weblink Global Publishing Leaders 2013: Informa, 11 March 2018,
  • Frank Cass (acquired in 2003)"Taylor and Francis announce acquisition of Frank Cass & Co", 28 July 2003.
  • Garland Science (acquired in 1996)
  • Gordon & Breach (acquired in 2001)"Taylor & Francis Group plc acquires Gordon and Breach Publishing Group", 14 February 2001.
  • Gower (acquired with Ashgate in 2015)WEB, Routledge Welcomes Ashgate,weblink
  • Greengage Press (acquired in 2013)WEB, Bertoli Mitchell advises the shareholders of Greengage Press on sale to Taylor & Francis,weblink
  • Greenleaf Publishing/GSE Research (acquired in 2017)WEB, Greenleaf Publishing and GSE Research, based at Salts Mills in Saltaire, moving to Oxford after joining Informa Group,weblink Bradford Telegraph & Argus, 2017, 31 May 2017, WEB, Bertoli Mitchell advises Taylor & Francis on its acquisition of Greenleaf Publishing,weblink Bertoli Mitchell, 2017, 31 May 2017,
  • Harwood Academic (acquired with Gordon & Breach in 2001)
  • Haworth Press (acquired in 2007)
  • Heldref Publications (except World Affairs) (acquired in 2009)WEB, Our History Taylor & Francis,weblink
  • Hemisphere Publishing (acquired in 1988)
  • Hodder Education Group (acquired 2012)WEB, Thomas Webster leaves Hodder Education following sale of HE and Health Sciences lists,weblink September 2, 2012, October 23, 2015,
  • Holcomb Hathaway (acquired in 2016)WEB,weblink Holcomb Hathaway is now part of Routledge, an imprint of Taylor & Francis, routledge.com, 2016-02-11,
  • Karnac Publishing (acquired in 2017)WEB,weblink Karnac Publishing transfers to Taylor & Francis
date=September 2017 date=January 2018, 18 January 2018,
  • Landes Bioscience (acquired in 2014)WEB,weblink Taylor & Francis Group LLC acquires Landes Bioscience, Taylor & Francis, June 2014, 14 November 2014,
  • Lawrence Erlbaum and Associates (acquired in 2006)
  • Left Coast Press Inc. (acquired in 2016)WEB, Routledge Welcomes Left Coast Press,weblink
  • Maney Publishing (acquired in 2015)
  • Manson Publishing (acquired in 2014)Joshua Farrington, "T&F buys Manson Publishing", The Bookseller, 10 April 2013.
  • Marcel Dekker (acquired in 2003)"Taylor & Francis acquires Marcel Dekker", 20 November 2003.
  • Martin Dunitz (acquired in 1999)
  • M.E. Sharpe, Inc. (acquired in 2014)WEB,weblinkweblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20150713145408weblink">weblink 13 July 2015, Routledge Welcomes M. E. Sharpe,
  • Paradigm Publishers (acquired in 2014)WEB,weblink Routledge Welcomes Paradigm,
  • Parthenon Publishing (acquired with CRC Press in 2003)WEB,weblink Blog - Librarian Resources, Librarian Resources, 11 March 2018,
  • Pickering & Chatto Publishers (acquired in 2015)WEB,weblink Bertoli Mitchell arranges the sale of Pickering and Chatto to Taylor & Francis, bertolimitchell.co.uk, 2014-05-01,
  • Planners Press (acquired in 2017 from the American Planning Association)WEB,weblink Recent Transactions, Broadwater LLC, 2017, 2 January 2018, WEB,weblink Planners Press Is Now Part of Taylor & Francis Group, American Planning Association, 2017, 2 January 2018,
  • Productivity Press (acquired in 2007)WEB,weblink Productivity Press: About Us, productivitypress.com, 2016, 2016-02-01,
  • Psychology PressWEB,weblink Firms out of Business, Harry Ransom Center, University of Reading Library, University of Texas at Austin, Information about vanished publishing concerns, literary agencies, and similar firms, June 8, 2017,
  • Pyrczak Publishing (acquired in 2016)WEB,weblink Taylor & Francis Group Acquires Pyrczak Publishing, routledge.com, 2016, 2016-07-08,
  • Radcliffe Healthcare (acquired in 2015)WEB, Bertoli Mitchell arranges the sale of Radcliffe Healthcare to Taylor & Francis,weblink
  • RFF Press (acquired with Earthscan in 2011)WEB, RFF Press,weblink
  • Routledge (acquired in 1998) This imprint is still used.
  • Scandinavian University Press Journals (acquired in 2000)
  • Speechmark Publishing (acquired in 2016)WEB, Bertoli Mitchell advises Electric Word in the sale of Speechmark Publishing,weblink WEB, Electric Word sells Speechmark Publis to Informa,weblink
  • Spon Press (acquired with Routledge in 1998)
  • St Jerome Publishing (acquired in 2013)WEB,weblink St Jerome is now part of Routledge Books,
  • Swets & Zeitlinger Publishers (acquired in 2003)" Swets & Zeitlinger sells Swets & Zeitlinger Publishers", 6 November 2003.
  • Taylor Graham Journals (acquired in 2003)
  • Transaction Publishers (acquired in 2016)WEB, Recent Transactions,weblink Broadwater LLC, 2017, 31 May 2017, WEB, We are delighted to welcome Transaction Publishers into the Taylor & Francis Group.,weblink Routledge, 2017, 31 May 2017,
  • Westview Press (acquired in 2017)WEB, We are delighted to welcome Westview Publishing into the Taylor & Francis Group.,weblink
  • Willan Publishing (acquired in 2010)WEB, Bertoli Mitchell arranges the sale of Willan Publishing to Taylor & Francis,weblink WEB, Willan Publishing is Now Routledge,weblink }}

See also

  • (:Category:Taylor & Francis academic journals|Taylor & Francis academic journals)
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References

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Further reading

  • WEB, Munroe, Mary H., 2007, Taylor & Francis (Informa Group plc),weblink The Academic Publishing Industry: A Story of Merger and Acquisition, Northern Illinois University Libraries, 2008-06-20, yes,weblink 2012-05-04,
  • BOOK, Brock, W.H., Meadows, A.J., yes, The Lamp Of Learning: Taylor & Francis And Two Centuries Of Publishing, Taylor & Francis, 1998,

External links

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