Taylor & Francis

Routledge, CRC Press, F1000, Dovepress
United Kingdom
Educational Resources

Corprate Bias Ratings

Risk Level:

Rating - Caution
Medium Risk

Taylor & Francis, a publisher, vets editors for LGBTQ policies and does not provide viewpoint protections for its employees. However, it has not publicly terminated business relationships based on views or beliefs. Taylor & Francis created a Pride Month collection and promotes LGBTQ books. Routledge, a subsidiary of Taylor & Francis, advocates for and promotes the LGBTQ community on its blog. It also promotes DE&I materials in the classroom. For these reasons, Taylor & Francis receive a Medium Risk rating.

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Rationale
Corporate Weaponization
Criteria

Has denied service to customers, suppliers, or vendors due to their political views or religious beliefs OR corporately boycotts, divests, or sanctions regions, people groups, or industries.

Risk Level
Rationale

Taylor & Francis has a written policy pledging to vet editors for LGBTQ policies. Its Code of Conduct requires editors to not discriminate based on gender identity (1). However, it has not publicly fired customers, suppliers, or vendors based on views or beliefs.

Criteria

Charitable giving (including employee matching programs) policies or practices discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or religious beliefs.

Risk Level
Rationale

Taylor & Francis does not discriminate against religious organizations in its charitable giving. It aims to “to promote literacy and access to books, journals, and learning materials” (1).

Criteria

Employment policies fail to protect against discrimination based on political affiliation/views and/or religion.

Risk Level
Rationale

Taylor & Francis does not have a written policy to protect its employees from viewpoint discrimination (1).

Corporate Governance and Public Policy
Criteria

Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.

Risk Level
Rationale

Taylor & Francis created Pride Month collections and promoted LGBTQ books about “family making” and “gender in sports” (1)(2). Routledge, a company subsidiary, has used its blog and social media to promote the LGBTQ movement and encourage parents to embrace their “child’s gender and sexuality identity”(3). Routledge also promotes DE&I materials in classrooms and advocates for “anti-racist” resources for children (4).

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Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.

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Rationale

Taylor & Francis does not use corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies (1).

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Uses corporate political contributions for ideological, non-business purposes.

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N/A
Rationale

Taylor & Francis does not operate a PAC or engage in lobbying at this time (1)(2).

All links were last accessed and all information was updated on:
December 12, 2023

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