TU Delft is in the midst of all the initiatives to help out anywhere we can. Among others, we are studying the possibility to sterilize protective face masks, together with multiple hosptitals in the Netherlands. We are building up experience but already obtaining positive results. We are sharing the sterilization protocol and our early results as much as possible.
These are already some results. A short paper on our results and in the attachement more details about the sterilization protocol.
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A message from the Managing Director of Researcher Services at Taylor & Francis
To editors and society partners
I hope this finds you all well. I appreciate at the moment that many of you will be facing disruption in both your professional and personal lives. I’m writing to outline how we are currently helping the research community broadly, as well as to underscore that we’re here to help you in your role.
Free access to COVID-19 research and support for remote learning
As scholarly publishers the work we do in partnership with editors and society partners to curate, make discoverable and rapidly disseminate research means we have a critical role to play in the current emergency.
Our CEO, Annie Callanan outlines how we have been working to provide the research community with free access to COVID-19 research and to give support for remote and distance learning, including free access to ebooks here.
We have also launched a microsite at www.taylorandfrancis.com/coronavirus to consolidate journal and book resources on this topic. This is currently being updated based on daily keyword scans of articles in production to ensure that we are making all COVID-19 research free at the point of publication.
Supporting you to edit your journal
At Taylor & Francis, we are currently adjusting to home working across all of our offices. Our teams are well-equipped to work remotely and we hope to offer as near to a business as usual service for our publication workflows as possible. We are reorganising some of our processes so that all research related to COVID-19 is expedited through the production process as soon as it has been peer reviewed.
We understand that many of you will be making adjustments to your professional and personal lives as you switch to working from home and adapt to remote teaching. If you feel that this is likely to impact your role as editor, please do stay in touch with your Portfolio and Production Managers so that we are aware.
We also expect some contributors and peer reviewers will find it harder to work on articles at this time and we’ll be encouraging them to let the editorial office know if they have difficulties.
We are anticipating some issues with distributing print copies of journals, and our manufacturing teams are doing all they can to mitigate this. However, we do not anticipate any issues with www.tandfonline.com and are focusing efforts to ensure that libraries are well-equipped to service off-campus access.
Please stay well, and stay in contact.
With kind regards,
Leon Heward Mills
MD Researcher Services, Taylor & Francis Group