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Accelerated Publication

If time is critical in your publishing strategy, our accelerated publication options can help you get your research into a high-quality, peer-reviewed journal, fast.

Choose accelerated publication to:

  • coordinate your publishing schedule with conferences, drug approvals, and drug launches,
  • keep competitive advantage by getting your discoveries to market quickly,
  • and speed up the peer review process without sacrificing quality or rigour.

Read on to find out if accelerated publication is the right choice for you.

Our expert editorial team are here to help if you have any questions or would like pre-submission guidance.

How quickly is an article published with accelerated publication?

For many journals there are two options for accelerated publication:

Fast Track takes 3-5 weeks from submission to online publication.

Rapid Track takes 7-9 weeks from submission to online publication.

These timelines rely on authors making revisions and returning required paperwork on schedule.

We can meet these tight turnaround times by putting additional resources into monitoring and administering peer review and production processes.

How does accelerated publication work?

First, you need to select which journal you want to submit your article to.

Browse the full list of journals accepting submissions with accelerated publication. The list includes many journals indexed in the Science Citation Index, Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus, and MEDLINE.

Once you have decided on a journal, visit its homepage on Taylor & Francis Online where you will find the Instructions for Authors, and the specific information about accelerated publication submissions for that journal.

Once you have submitted your manuscript, it will start its journey through either the Fast Track or Rapid Track process.

Fast Track

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Rapid Track

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Ensuring quality

Acceptance of articles in all journals offering accelerated publication is driven entirely by editorial considerations and independent peer review, ensuring the highest standards are maintained no matter the route to publication.

Authors are only charged if their paper is accepted; there is no charge for using the service if the paper is rejected. We reserve the right to a partial charge if the author withdraws their paper.

As a publisher, Taylor & Francis uphold the highest standards of ethical publishing and comply with ICMJE, COPE and GPP-3 guidelines.

Need more information? Contact us.

Most of the journals offering accelerated publication also have an open access publishing option, making the research accessible to the widest possible audience.

Read more about publishing open access in Taylor & Francis journals.

* Rapid Track is not available 

** With the exception of Journal of Medical Economics, all the accelerated publication journals offer a Standard Track route to publish with no charge for the author. For information relating to timelines for this option, please view the Instructions for Authors page on journal homepages.