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Durham University



Most large publishers let authors deposit the final accepted peer-reviewed manuscript version of their journal article in DRO. Few publishers permit the final published version to be used unless an Article Processing Charge (APC) has been paid.

Details of publishers' author self-archiving policies can be found on copyright agreement forms, licences and publishers' websites. These policies should make clear where authors can deposit their papers (eg institutional repository, subject repository, personal web page) and which version can be used (eg final accepted peer-reviewed manuscript). Look for details of embargo periods too - usually between 6 and 24 months.

NOTE: You can deposit your manuscript as sooon as it has been accepted - the DRO Team will apply any publisher-imposed embargo.

Here are summary details of the top 12 publishers used by Durham authors of journal articles and book chapters.

Publisher Version(s) depositable in DRO (embargo) Condition
American Institute of Physics Accepted manuscript (on acceptance) ; Published (12m) Author works at Durham now
American Physical Society Accepted manuscript (on acceptance) ; Published (0) Author worked at Durham when paper published
Cambridge University Press Accepted manuscript* (6m STM journals; 0 HSS) *Correct for majority of journals, but check the specific Copyright Transfer Form for the journal
Elsevier Accepted manuscript (journal- specific embargoes)
Institute of Physics Accepted manuscript (12m)
Oxford University Press Accepted manuscript (journal-specific embargoes)
Palgrave Macmillan Accepted manuscript (12m*)
Royal Society of Chemistry Accepted manuscript (12m)
Sage Accepted manuscript (0) ; but the journals listed right are exceptions to the policy - email for help Administrative Science Quarterly; California Management Review; Foot & Ankle International; Journal of Dental Research; JDR Clinical & Translational Research; Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery
Springer Accepted manuscript (12m)
Taylor & Francis Accepted manuscript (journal-specific embargoes
Wiley-Blackwell Accepted manuscript (12m STM; 24m HSS)
Publisher Version(s) depositable in DRO (embargo) Condition
Berghahn Accepted manuscript (24m)
Brill (Multi-authored book or Encyclopaedia) Accepted manuscript (24m) Permission must be requested for monographs
Cambridge University Press Accepted manuscript (6m) ; Published (6m)
De Gruyter Published (12m)
Edinburgh University Press (chapters and monographs) Accepted manuscript or Proof copy (36m)
Palgrave Macmillan Accepted manuscript (24m)
Peter Lang Accepted manuscript (12m)
Routledge Accepted manuscript (12m STM; 18m HSS)
Policy Press Accepted manuscript (24m) Permission needed
Springer Accepted manuscript (0-24m) No embargo for LNCS series

The Centre for Research Communications (CRC) is located at Nottingham University and hosts three SHERPA services RoMEO, JULIET and FACT.

Summary information about publishers' repository policies, although sometimes the information is not always up-to-date. You are advised to click-through to the publisher's own website for current details or email the DRO Team for help.
Research funders' open access policies.
Combination of RoMEO and JULIET used to check if a particular journal is compliant with the Open Access policies of leading UK research funders.