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Academic Publishing Division

Informa's Academic Publishing Division produces high quality, peer reviewed books and journals for upper level university students (typically second or third year undergraduates and postgraduates), researchers and academic institutions worldwide.

The Division is recognised as one of the world's leading educational publishers, producing specialist content on Humanities & Social Sciences and Science, Technology & Medicine. It operates as the Taylor & Francis Group and has five main imprints: Taylor & Francis, Routledge, CRC Press, Garland Science and Cogent OA.

We produce books and journals in print and digital formats that are purchased by academic libraries, university departments, specialist institutions and individuals. Some journal content is made available free at the point of use through the open access option. The Academic Publishing Division is global in footprint, authorship and sales. Our largest market is North America, at over 50% of revenue. We generate good revenue in Japan and Australia, and have a growing business in India, Brazil and China. Sales to emerging markets are increasing and stand at around 13% of revenue.

  • c.120,000


  • >2,400


  • 60%

    Humanities & Social Sciences

  • 40%

    Science, Technology & Medicine

  • 24%

    Books revenue is digital

  • 100%

    Journals revenue is digital

  • >5200

    New books published each year

  • 65

    Open Access Journals in T&F and Cogent

  • Revenue by Type %

    • Academic Publishing's Revenue by Type
    •    Subscriptions - 48%

         Unit Sales - 52%

  • Revenue by Region %

    • Academic Publishing's Revenue by Geography
    •    UK - 12%

         North America - 52%

         Continental Europe - 12%

         Rest of World - 24%

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Academic Publishing Division

Academics and researchers create new concepts, prove and disprove theories and develop ground-breaking solutions every day. In Academic Publishing we help develop and promote the latest academic thinking through publication in specialist, high quality books and journals.

High quality journals with cutting-edge thinking

Peer-reviewed journals are vital to the academic value chain, ensuring the best academic thinking is distributed efficiently across the world. Our peer-reviewed journals support the validation, dissemination and promotion of such research.

Research results are summarised in papers and submitted for publication in relevant academic journals. Validation is managed through the peer-review process, where experts in relevant subjects qualify and question the reasoning and results of research. Only the highest quality, relevant and forward thinking research articles are accepted into journals. The majority does not reach the threshold for inclusion. This means publication in a respected journal provides a quality approval stamp, allowing the academic community to rely on it and build on the findings in future research. 

Traditional and Open Access journals

We have a growing portfolio of Open Access Journals within Taylor & Francis and in our dedicated Open Access publishing business, Cogent OA. Our Open Access programme provides flexibility, offering academics and funding bodies an alternative channel to publish and promote their research.

Learn more about Open Access and our Journals business within the Divisions section of the website.

In-depth specialist books

Academic books similarly promote academic thinking, providing a platform for researchers to gain recognition and for the community to access, learn and build on their findings. Some of our books titles expand on the theme of a journal article, providing in-depth analysis of a particular subject area, concept or theory. Other are more instructive or reference based.

We publish specialist titles through a mixture of monographs, reference and textbooks. We cover a wide range of subjects and work across the academic spectrum, from second and third year undergraduate level to post-graduate, professional research and development, teaching and instruction. We are one of the leading Humanities & Social Sciences publishers in the world.

We focus on specialist, niche subject areas, such that there are few alternatives to our books with the same focus and depth of analysis. This means we sell relatively low volumes of some individual titles, catering to small communities of individuals.

A selection of our Books

  • Visible Learning and the Science of How We Learn
  • Visible Learning and the Science of How We Learn

    John Hattie has joined forces with Greg Yates to build on the legacy of the Visible Learning project, showing how it's underlying ideas and the cutting edge of cognitive science can form a powerful framework for shaping learning in the classroom

  • Routledge

  • £26.99

    List price

  • The Molecular Biology of the Cell
  • The Molecular Biology of the Cell

    The Sixth Edition has been extensively revised and updated with the latest research in the field of cell biology, and it provides an exceptional framework for teaching and learning

  • Garland Science

  • £75

    List price

  • CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics
  • CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics

    Proudly serving the scientific community for over a century, this 96th edition of the CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics is an update of a classic reference

  • CRC Press

  • £108

    List price

A selection of our Journals

  • Philosophical Journal
  • Philosophical Magazine

    Publishing 36 times per year and since 1798, this is one of the oldest, most prestigious scientific journals, now focussing on Materials Science and Condensed Matter Physics

  • Taylor & Francis

  • £5,099

    2015 Online List Price

  • CMRO: Current Medical Research & Opinion
  • CMRO: Current Medical Research & Opinion

    This journal is valued by physicians and healthcare professionals for providing clinically relevant information that moves industry breakthrough to point of care

  • Taylor & Francis

  • £2,585

    2015 Online List Price

  • Journal of Peasant Studies
  • Journal of Peasant Studies

    A top-ranking journal in the field of rural politics and development, which provokes and promotes critical thinking about social structures and change in the rural world

  • Routledge

  • £511

    2015 Online List Price


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