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Academic Publishing Division

Informa's Academic Publishing Division produces high quality, scholarly research and reference-led content. This includes peer reviewed books and journals in specialist subject areas for upper level university students - typically final year undergraduates and postgraduates - researchers and institutions worldwide.

The Division operates as the Taylor & Francis Group and is recognised as one of the world's leading academic publishers, with its major imprints including Taylor & Francis, Routledge, CRC Press and Cogent OA.

Our books and journals are published in print and digital formats and purchased by university libraries and departments, specialist research institutions and individuals, with certain journal content available for free at the point of use through open access. The Division's largest market is North America, at over 50% of revenue, with strong sales in Japan and Australia, and a growing business in India, Brazil and China. Our author base is equally international, with increasing submissions from Chinese academics in particular. 

  • c.140,000


  • >2,700


  • 60%

    Humanities & Social Sciences

  • 40%

    Science, Technology & Medicine

  • 26%

    Books revenue is digital

  • 100%

    Journals revenue is digital

  • c.7,100

    New books published each year

  • c.300

    Dedicated Open Access Journals

  • Academic Publishing Revenue by Region %

    • Revenue by Region
    • North America North America 51%
      Rest of the world Rest of World 25%
      Cont.Europe Cont. Europe 13%
      UK UK 11%
  • Academic Publishing Revenue by Type %

    • Revenue by Region
    • Subscription Subscription 53%
      Unit Sales Unit Sales 47%

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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

    In his latest book, John Hattie explains the major principles and strategies of learning. Aimed at teachers and students, it features extensive appendices, study guide questions and annotated bibliographic entries

  • Routledge

  • £28.99

    Paperback list price

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

    Now in its 98th edition, the CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics is one of the world's most respected scientific reference points

  • CRC Press

  • £127

    Book + e-Book list price

A selection of our Journals

  • Philosophical Journal
  • Philosophical Magazine

    The Philosophical Magazine is an international peer-reviewed journal and one of the oldest scientific journals, first published in 1798. Today, it focuses on Materials Science and Condensed Matter Physics

  • Taylor & Francis

  • £5,621

    2017 list price for institutional online subscription

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

    This journal is dedicated to the rapid publication of original research on new and existing drugs and therapies, studies and post-marketing investigations, serving the information needs of the clinical medicine community

  • Taylor & Francis

  • £2,850

    2017 list price for institutional online subscription

  • Journal of Peasant Studies
  • Journal of Peasant Studies

    A top-ranking journal in rural politics and development, this journal was founded in 1973 and publishes six issues a year

  • Routledge

  • £564

    2017 list price for institutional online subscription


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