Open Access & Self Archiving

Self-archiving (green open access)

Authors of accepted articles are encouraged to submit the author's version of the accepted paper (the unedited manuscript) to a repository to be made openly available after the self-archiving embargo period has elapsed.

Publishing open access (gold open access)

Upon acceptance and publication, authors are permitted to post the final, published PDF of their article on a website, institutional repository, or other free public server.

Open access articles are published under Creative Commons licenses, which allow authors to retain copyright to their work while making it open to readers.

Compliance with open access mandates

The Journal's publishing policies ensure that authors can comply with the public access requirements of many major funding bodies worldwide. Authors may need to take specific actions to achieve compliance with funder and institutional open access mandates.