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Member of Parliament visits Taylor & Francis

Published on 7 November 2022

Member of Parliament for Wantage and Didcot Discusses the Impact of Research and the Role of UK Publishers with Leading Knowledge Services Provider

David Johnston OBE, Member of Parliament for Wantage and Didcot, visited Taylor & Francis based at Milton Park, to explore how published research can inform policy in key areas such as education, climate change and infrastructure.

International academic publisher Taylor & Francis employs over 2,000 staff worldwide, publishing more than 2,700 journals and 7,000 new books each year, across all research fields.

Johnston met representatives from a range of different departments during his visit, including a colleague from the Open Access team who joined through the Taylor & Francis apprenticeship scheme. Staff introduced the local MP to the aims of the organisation, its digital-first strategy and its work to help disseminate research, support communities, and drive research impact, both locally and globally.

David Johnston commented on his visit, “It was a pleasure to visit Taylor & Francis, discuss the issues facing their sector, and see first-hand the great work they and all their staff do. I am very pleased to have their headquarters in my constituency.”

Victoria Gardner, Director of Policy who coordinated the visit said: “Mr Johnston’s visit provided an excellent opportunity for Taylor & Francis to showcase the work of its dedicated and expert colleagues to validate, share, and curate research and to foster human progress through knowledge.”

The visit was facilitated by the Publishers Association as part of its ongoing efforts to connect its members to key parliamentarians, highlighting the important contribution made by the UK’s publishing industry.

About the Publishers Association

The Publishers Association are the organisation for UK publishing, representing companies of all sizes and specialisms. Their members produce digital and print books, research journals and educational resources across genres and subjects.

They exist to champion publishing to the wider world and to provide their members with everything they need to thrive. They have helped change laws, improved business conditions and inspired people to become publishers.

They are passionate about the capacity for books and reading to make life better for people.

About Taylor & Francis

Taylor & Francis partners with researchers, scholarly societies, universities, and libraries worldwide to bring knowledge to life. As one of the world’s leading publishers of scholarly journals, books, eBooks and reference works, its content spans all areas of Humanities, Social Sciences, Behavioral Sciences, Science, Technology, and Medicine.

From their network of offices in Oxford, New York, Philadelphia, Boca Raton, Melbourne, Singapore, Beijing, Tokyo, Cape Town, and New Delhi, Taylor & Francis staff provide local expertise and support to our editors, societies and authors and tailored, efficient customer service to their library colleagues.

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