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Another academic publisher launches free monkeypox hub


Taylor and Francis joins other major publishers in making monkeypox content free to access

Academic publisher Taylor and Francis has launched a monkeypox hub with open-access book chapters and journal articles on the disease.

On 31 August, the publisher also announced it was launching a monkeypox article collection to bring together over 150 papers covering monkeypox and related diseases including smallpox and vaccinia and their associated vaccines.

In early August, science and technology leaders from across the globe called on scholarly publishers to provide open access to papers reporting on monkeypox research. Taylor and Francis is the latest publisher to respond to the call to action after Springer Nature and Elsevier both announced they were making monkeypox content free to access.  

Taylor and Francis said it hoped the monkeypox hub and journal article collection will help scientists, practitioners and members of the public find the research they need to understand the outbreak, which has been declared a public health emergency of international concern by the World Health Organization.

The publisher also said it is working with online repository PubMed Central on plans to deposit journal articles in a dedicated monkeypox section on the site.