Taylor and Francis suspends printing of journals
The IOM3 publishing partner, Taylor & Francis (T&F) announced on 8 April 2020 that they have decided to stop printing journals from 10 April until further notice.
In a statement T&F said, "We are seeing disruption to the distribution supply chain for printed journals as of the first week of April the postal services of 42 countries have stopped accepting inward deliveries. In addition, many air mail services in and out of our major print hubs in the UK, US and Singapore are no longer operating due to reduced air freight capacity. Finally, a significant number of institutions we mail journals to are closed for business and are no longer accepting post.
"We apologise for how this will have affected you and your members, and want to reassure you that online access to our journal content is not affected. Your journals will continue to publish online according to their usual schedules on our journal platform, Taylor & Francis Online."
T&F are planning to resume printing in May and at that point, members will receive the print issues that would have been dispatched during the period in which printing ceased. T&F will keep the situation under close review and update IOM3 of any changes.
IOM3 members can still access a range of journals for free online by logging into our Member Portal and then clicking on "Member benefits" and then on "Online journals via the Taylor & Francis portal."