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Taylor & Francis
Taylor & Francis logo.svg
Parent company Informa
Status Active
Founded 1852; 164 years ago (1852)
Founder William Francis & Richard Taylor
Country of origin United Kingdom
Headquarters location Milton Park, Abingdon-on-Thames, Oxfordshire United Kingdom
Distribution Worldwide
Key people Roger Horton (CEO);[1][2] Ian Bannerman (MD, Journals);[2]Jeremy North (MD, Books);[2] Christoph Chesher (Group Sales Director).[2]
Publication types Peer-reviewed books & journals
Nonfiction topics Humanities, Social Science, Behavioral Science, Education, Law, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
Fiction genres Non-Fiction. Academic & Scholarly
Imprints Routledge (Humanities, Social science, Education & Law); Taylor & Francis, CRC Press & Garland Science (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)
Revenue £408.9M in 2014.[3]
Official website www.taylorandfrancisgroup.com
Previous Taylor & Francis logo from a 1900 publication

Taylor & Francis Group is an international company originating in the United Kingdom that publishes books and academic journals. It is a division of Informa plc, a United Kingdom-based publisher and conference company.[4]


The company was founded in 1852 when William Francis joined Richard Taylor in his publishing business. Taylor initially founded his company in 1798. Their subjects covered include agriculture, chemistry, education, engineering, geography, law, mathematics, medicine, and social sciences.[5]

Taylor & Francis merged with Informa in 2004 to create a new company called T&F Informa, since renamed back to Informa. Taylor & Francis Group is now the academic publishing arm of Informa.[3]

Taylor & Francis publishes more than 1,800 journals, and approximately 5,000 new books each year, with a backlist of over 70,000 titles. It uses the Routledge imprint for its publishing in humanities, social sciences, behavioral sciences, law and education and the Taylor & Francis, CRC Press and Garland Science imprints for its publishing in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.[3] Its Routledge imprint is claimed to be the largest global academic publisher within humanities and social sciences.[6] The journals and e-books have been delivered through the Taylor & Francis Online website since June 2011. Prior to that they were provided through the Informaworld website.[7] Taylor & Francis offers Open Access publishing options in both its books[8] and journals[9] divisions.

The group has at least eleven offices worldwide. Its head office is based in Milton Park, Abingdon in the United Kingdom, with other offices in Stockholm, New York, Boca Raton, Philadelphia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai, Melbourne, Sydney and New Delhi.[10] 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.

In 2013, the entire board of the Journal of Library Administration resigned in a dispute over author licensing agreements.[11]

Acquired companies & discontinued imprints[edit]

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  1. ^ "Executive Management: Roger Horton". Informa. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Academic Publishing Senior Management Team". Informa. 
  3. ^ a b c "UNDERSTANDING INFORMA Annual Report and Financial Statements 2014" (PDF). 
  4. ^ About Us, Taylor & Francis, UK.
  5. ^ Brock, W.H. & Meadows, A.J. (1998). The Lamp Of Learning: Taylor & Francis And Two Centuries Of Publishing. Taylor & Francis. 
  6. ^ "Publishing With Us - Routledge". Taylor & Francis Group. 2016. 
  7. ^ "Taylor & Francis Online – FAQs" (PDF). Taylor & Francis Group. 2011. Retrieved 23 September 2012. 
  8. ^ "Routledge Books Open Access". 
  9. ^ "Open Access". 
  10. ^ "Routledge Sales Contacts".  https://www.routledge.com/contacts/sales
  11. ^ Dupuis, John. "Journal of Library Administration editorial board resigns over author rights". ScienceBlogs. ScienceBlogs LLC. Retrieved 2013-03-25. 
  12. ^ a b " Swets & Zeitlinger sells Swets & Zeitlinger Publishers", 6 November 2003.
  13. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q Academic Publishing Industry: A Story of Merger and Acquisition - Taylor & Francis.
  14. ^ "Bertoli Mitchell arranges the sale of Acumen Publishing to Taylor & Francis". 
  15. ^ "Welcome to the Criminology & Criminal Justice Textbook Catalog". 
  16. ^ "Routledge Architecture". 
  18. ^ "Informa Pays £20M for Ashgate Publishing". 
  19. ^ "Bellwether Publishing Journals Join Geography Market Leader Routledge/Taylor & Francis for 2013". 
  20. ^ "Bloomsbury Journals Join Routledge". 
  21. ^ Quayle Munro advises shareholders of Cavendish Publishing on sale to Informa
  22. ^ Taylor & Francis Group
  23. ^ "Donhead Publishing". 
  24. ^ "Earthscan acquired by Taylor & Francis". 
  25. ^ Mary H. Munroe (2004). "Taylor & Francis Timeline". The Academic Publishing Industry: A Story of Merger and Acquisition. Archived from the original on October 2014 – via Northern Illinois University. 
  26. ^ Global Publishing Leaders 2013: Informa
  27. ^ "Taylor and Francis announce acquisition of Frank Cass & Co", 28 July 2003.
  28. ^ "Taylor & Francis Group plc acquires Gordon and Breach Publishing Group", 14 February 2001).
  29. ^ "Bertoli Mitchell advises the shareholders of Greengage Press on sale to Taylor & Francis". 
  30. ^ "Thomas Webster leaves Hodder Education following sale of HE and Health Sciences lists". September 2, 2012. Retrieved October 23, 2015. 
  31. ^ "Taylor & Francis Group LLC acquires Landes Bioscience". Taylor & Francis. June 2014. Retrieved 14 November 2014. 
  32. ^ "Informa Pays £20M for Ashgate Publishing". 
  33. ^ Joshua Farrington, "T&F buys Manson Publishing", The Bookseller, 10 April 2013.
  34. ^ "Taylor & Francis acquires Marcel Dekker", 20 November 2003.
  35. ^ "Routledge Welcomes M. E. Sharpe". Archived from the original on 13 July 2015. 
  36. ^ "Routledge Welcomes Paradigm". 
  37. ^ a b News Archive - 2003 News
  38. ^ "Bertoli Mitchell arranges the sale of Pickering and Chatto to Taylor & Francis". bertolimitchell.co.uk. Retrieved 2014-05-01. 
  39. ^ "Bertoli Mitchell arranges the sale of Radcliffe Healthcare to Taylor & Francis". 
  40. ^ "RFF Press". 
  41. ^ "St Jerome is now part of Routledge Books". 
  42. ^ "Bertoli Mitchell arranges the sale of Willan Publishing to Taylor & Francis". 
  43. ^ "Willan Publishing is Now Routledge". 

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