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 31 days’ FREE access to around 1,700 leading international and regional journals. One voucher is granted per recipient per year, and can only be redeemed once by the recipient. Coverage spans Arts and Humanities, Social and Behavioral 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 me…” – Student from Kenya
How does STAR work?
STAR is currently available to researchers in many emerging regions. 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 31 days per year.
Claim your STAR voucher
Publishing Initiatives for Development
Taylor & Francis Group is committed to the widest distribution of its journals to non-profit institutions in developing countries.
We’re delighted to be part of such initiatives that aim to increase dissemination opportunities for research produced in emerging nations and to bring this scholarly material to the global academic community.
Through agreements with worldwide organizations, academics and researchers in more than 110 countries can access vital scholarly material, at greatly reduced or no cost.
These initiatives include
- Research 4 Life
- INASP (International Network for Availability of Scientific Publications)
- The Essential Electronic Agricultural Library (TEEAL)
and more. For more information please see our page on Publishing Initiatives.