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General terms

  • Listed here are details extracted from standardized policies and copyright agreements that are freely available online. However, we do not assume any liability for this information and generally recommend checking the publishing contracts again with regard to copyrights.
  • In case you have agreed to deviating terms with the publisher please check your copyright agreement and follow the respective terms.  To obtain permission to use a different version, shorten the embargo period, or the like, contact the publisher. Most publishers handle permissions with help of the RightsLink service by the Copyright Clearance Center.
  • You always have to give a proper, full citation and use the DOI to link to the published version.
  • Some (not all) publishers have different policies for self-archiving and re-use depending on the publication type: journal article or book chapter. While this list focuses on policies that cover journal articles some policies for book chapters are also included. Please check carefully whether the described policy applies to your type of contribution.
  • If your article was published open access under a Creative Commons Licence, there are a wider re-use options than described in the table below.
  • For an explanation of the terms preprint, postprint etc. go to the page Self-archiving.
  • Prior publication regulation: Many academic publishers nowadays accept articles for publication, even if they have already been published online as part of an open access dissertation. Similar to how preprints are treated, online disssertations often also do not count as "prior publication" according to many publihers's policies. see also: Discussion document on best practice for issues around theses publishing (by the Commitee on Publication Ethics)

Publishers' policies on cumulative doctoral theses

The following table gives an overview of the most important publisher's policies on integrating content into doctoral theses.

Licence & Acknowledgement

This list is distributed under a Creative Commons Public Domain Dedication (CC0). It was originally retrieved from the Publisher thesis policies list provided by TU Berlin. 

PublisherRe-use permitted in dotoral theses for...Special requirementsPrior publication regulation (e.g. will the publisher accept your article even if you have already posted it online as part of your open access theses?)SourceLast checked
AAAS (American Association for the Advancement of Science)
  • Reuse of the postprint of articles in authors' thesis allowed.
  • No embargo
  • Accepted version of the paper before Science’s copy editing and production of the Work should be used and a link to the Work on the Science website included


Submission of new article by author that first appeared as part of author’s thesis: Allowed. Statement by AAAS: "We do not regard dissertations/theses as prior publications."https://www.sciencemag.org/site/feature/contribinfo/prep/lic_info.pdf https://www.sciencemag.org/authors/science-journals-editorial-policies

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ACM (Association for Computing Machinery)
  • All or part of the article
  • Journal article, Book chapter
  • Preprint, postprint
  • No embargo
Include fixed statement: "© {Owner/Author | ACM} {Year}. This is the author's version of the work. It is posted here for your personal use. Not for redistribution. The definitive Version of Record was published in {Source Publication}, http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/{number}."permittedACM Copyright Policy (cf. § 2.5)

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ACS (American Chemical Society)
  • All or part of the journal article
  • Preprint , postprint, published version
  • No embargo
  • Obtain permission by ACS journal editor (e-mail sufficient)
  • unpublished articles: include fixed statement "Reproduced (or 'Reproduced in part') with permission from [JOURNAL NAME], in press (or 'submitted for publication'). Unpublished work copyright [CURRENT YEAR] American Chemical Society."
  • published articles: include fixed statement "Reproduced (or 'Reproduced in part') with permission from [FULL REFERENCE CITATION.] Copyright [YEAR] American Chemical Society."

Journals have different policies on prior publication, cf. http://pubs.acs.org/page/policy/prior/index.html>> check policy for each journal


American Chemical Society’s Policy on Theses and Dissertations

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AGU (American Geophysical Union)
  • Article
  • Published version
  • Embargo: 6 months
  • Without obtaining further permission parts of the article may only be used under copyright exemption rules (right of quotation)
  • submitted articles: include fixed statements "Submitted for publication in (journal title)."
  • accepted articles: include fixed statements "Accepted for publication in (journal title). Copyright (year) American Geophysical Union. Further reproduction or electronic distribution is not permitted."
permittedUsage Permissions,
Dual Publication Policy

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AIP (American Institute of Physics)
  • All or part of the journal article
  • Preprint, postprint, published version
  • No embargo
  • submitted and accepted articles: include fixed statement "The following article has been submitted to/accepted by [Name of Journal]. After it is published, it will be found at (URL/link to the entry page of the journal)"
  • published articles: include fixed statement "This article may be downloaded for personal use only. Any other use requires prior permission of the author and AIP Publishing. The following article appeared in (citation of published article) and may be found at (URL/link for published article abstract)."
permitted


Web posting guidelines

https://publishing.aip.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/AIPP-Author-License.pdf

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AMS (American Mathematical Society)
  • All or part of the article
  • Preprint, postprint
  • No embargo
  • include fixed statement "First published in [Publication] in [volume/issue number and year], published by the American Mathematical Society"
  • include applicable copyright notice ("© 2016 American Mathematical Society." or "© 2016 by [author(s) name(s)]")
permittedAMS Copyright Policy,
Consent to Publish and Copyright Agreement Form

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APA (American Psychological Association)
  • All or part of the article
  • Preprint, postprint
  • No embargo
  • submitted articles: reference to publisher and journal, giving the date of submission is recommended (e.g. "Draft version 1.3, 1/5/16. This paper has not been peer reviewed. Please do not copy or cite without author's permission.")
  • published articles: include fixed statement "©American Psychological Association, [Year]. This paper is not the copy of record and may not exactly replicate the authoritative document published in the APA journal. Please do not copy or cite without author's permission. The final article is available, upon publication, at: [ARTICLE DOI]"
permitted for preprintAPA Journals® Internet Posting Guidelines, 
APA Publications Rights Form

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APS (American Physical Society)
  • All or part of the journal article
  • Preprint, postprint
  • No embargo
Include APS copyright credit line ("© [YEAR] American Physical Society") and bibliographic citationgenerally permitted; obtain permission to use any APS prepared versionAPS Copyright Policies and Frequently Asked Questions

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ASBMB (American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology)
  • All or part of the journal article
  • Preprint, postprint, published version
  • 12 months embargo for publisher PDF
Include fixed statement "This research was originally published in Journal Name. Author(s). Title. Journal Name. Year; Vol:pp-pp. © the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology."permittedcf. journal policies, e.g. JBC Copyright Permission Policyand JBC Editorial Policies

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ASCE (American Society of Civil Engineers)
  • ASCE grants permission
  • Postprint
  • Final published version not allowed
  • No embargo
Citation and link must be included
  • ASCE does not consider online publication of theses as prior publication, if the degree-granting institution requires the publication of the theses          
  • Information on prior use must be disclosed during submission process, please provide a link                                     
https://ascelibrary.org/doi/pdf/10.1061/9780784479018

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ASM (American Society for Microbiology)
  • Right to reuse the full article in his/her dissertation or thesis.
  • No embargo
Please give proper credit: “Proper credit” means either the copyright lines shown on the top of the first page of the PDF version, or “Copyright © American Society for Microbiology, [insert journal name, volume number, year, page numbers and DOI]” of the HTML version.Policy unknown >> managing editor should be contactedhttps://journals.asm.org/content/statement-author-rights

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ASME (American Society of mechanical engineers)
  • author must obtain publisher's permission
  • fee might be charged for online re-use
author must obtain publisher's permissionauthor must obtain publisher's permissionASME Copyright Guidelines, 
ASME Publication Permissions, 
policy confirmed by publisher (e-mail, Dec. 2019)

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BMC (BioMed Central)
  • Open access publisher!
  • All or part of the journal article
  • Preprint, postprint, published version
  • No embargo
n.a.permitted

Editorial Policies

Copyright and license

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Böhlau
  • Article, Book chapter
  • Postprint
  • 12 months embargo
n.a.Policy unknown >> managing editor should be contactedRechtseinräumung

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Brill
  • Article, Book chapter
  • Preprint, postprint
  • Postprint: 12 months embargo
  • Without obtaining further permission parts of the article may only be used under copyright exemption rules (right of quotation)
n.a.permittedSelf-Archiving Rights, 
Rights & Permissions

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Cambridge (Books)
  • Book chapter (max. 1 chapter per book)
  • Policy for monographs or edited volumes (does not apply to textbooks, works of reference etc.)
  • Preprint, postprint
  • 6 months embargo
include fixed statement: "Reprinted with permission. This material has been published in [Title] by / edited by [Author / Editor]. This version is free to view and download for personal use only. Not for re-distribution, re-sale or use in derivative works. © insert copyright holder."permittedGreen open access policy for books,

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Cambridge (Journals)General journal policy (cf. list for journals with different policy):
  • Article
  • Preprint, postprint, published version
  • 6 months for STM, no Embargo for SSH
include fixed statement: "Repprinted with permission. This article has been published in a revised form in [Journal] [http://doi.org/XXX]. This version is free to view and download for private research and study only. Not for re-distribution, re-sale or use in derivative works. © copyright holder."permittedGreen open access policy for journals,

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Copernicus
  • Open access publisher!
  • All or part of the journal article
  • Preprint, postprint, published version
  • No embargo
n.a.permittedLicense and copyright agreement

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De Gruyter
  • Article
  • Journal article, Book chapter
  • Published version
  • 12 months embargo
n.a.usually permitted, but author must obtain publisher‘s permission directlyRepository Policy;

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EDP Science
  • Articles in the publisher's or postprint version
  • no embargo period
  • Individual journals may have special permissions, please check on the respective journal's webpage
n.a.https://www.edpsciences.org/en/publishing-policies-ethics

2019-11-19

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Edward Elgar
  • Book chapter (max. 2 chapter per book)
  • Article
  • Submitted version

The publication date of the thesis must be after the publication date of the Elgar chapter or article and must also fully cite the Elgar book or article.

If the material is downloadable, you must ensure that the following text is prominently displayed:


This is a draft chapter / article. The final version is available in [insert book title] edited by [insert editor(s) or author(s)], published in 20xx by Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd http://dx.doi.org/10.4337/978XXXXXXXXXX.000XX
The material cannot be used for any other purpose without further permission of the publisher, and is for private use only.


Self-Archiving and Personal Use

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ECS (Electrochemical Society)
  • Postprint
  • No embargo
  • Full credit to the original source should be given
  • Shall include a link to the online abstract in the ECS publication of origin or to the entry page of that publication
n.a.http://ecsdl.org/site/ecs/copyright.xhtml https://www.electrochem.org/dl/support/assets/crtf.pdf

2019-11-19

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Elsevier
  • All or part of the journal article
  • Preprint, postprint, published version
  • No embargo
n.a.
  • generally permitted, some journals have deviating rules >> check policy for each journal
  • e.g. Cell Press and Lancet: prior publication prohibited
Article Sharing,
Permissions, 
policy confirmed by publisher (e-mail, Oct. 2019)

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Emerald
  • All or part of the journal article
  • Preprint, postprint in electronic version of thesis
  • published version only in print version of thesis
  • No embargo
n.a.generally permitted, managing editor should be informedEmerald author rights

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Frontiers
  • Open access publisher!
  • All or part of the journal article
  • Preprint, postprint, published version
  • No embargo
n.a.
  • permitted for online theses
  • some journals have different policies for print-only theses >> check policy for each journal
Author Guidelines

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GSA (Geological Society of America)
  • All or part of the journal article
  • Preprint or postprint
  • No embargo
Please provide the bibliographic citation and the GSA copyright credit line on an appropriate page.n.a. please contact the managing editorhttps://www.geosociety.org/GSA/Publications/Info_Services/Copyright/GSA/Pubs/guide/copyright.aspx

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Hanser
  • author must obtain publisher's permission
author must obtain publisher's permissionauthor must obtain publisher's permissionn.a.

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IAEE (International Association for Energy Economics)
  • All or part of the journal article
  • Preprint, postprint, published version
  • No embargo
include fixed statement: "This article first appeared in (journal name), Vol. XX, No. X, pages XXX-XXX, year, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5547/(insertremainder of DOI here) - Reproduced by permission of the International Association for Energy Economics (IAEE)."permittedPublishing Agreement, 
Green Open Access, 
EEEP Publishing Agreement, 
EJ Publishing Agreement

2019-12-20

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IEEE
  • All or part of the article
  • Journal article, Book chapter
  • Preprint, postprint (not published version!)
  • No embargo
include fixed statement: "© 20xx IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted. Permission from IEEE must be obtained for all other uses, in any current or future media, including reprinting/republishing this material for advertising or promotional purposes, creating new collective works, for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or reuse of any copyrighted component of this work in other works."permitted for postprintFrequently Asked Questions Regarding IEEE Permissions, 
8.1.9 Electronic Information Dissemination

2019-12-20

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IGI Global
  • author must obtain publisher's permission
  • author must obtain publisher's permission
  • author must obtain publisher's permission
https://www.igi-global.com/about/rights-permissions/content-reuse/

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IOP (Institute of Physics)
  • All or part of the journal article
  • Preprint, postprint
  • 12 months embargo for postprint
  • Publisher has several open access journals: open access articles may be used in published version
n.a.permittedAuthor Rights,
IOP Publishing open access information,
FAQ

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IWA Publishing
  • All or part of the journal article
  • Preprint, postprint
  • No Embargo
  • Unpublished articles: note on publisher and journal has to be included, recommended to include date of submission
  • Published articles: reference published material, preferably with fixed statement "©IWA Publishing [year of publication]. The definitive peer-reviewed and edited version of this article is published in [name of journal] [volume] [issue] [pages] [year] [DOI] and is available at www.iwapublishing.com."
generally permitted, publisher should be contacted in advanceRights and Permissions

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Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Written permission required
  • Postprint
  • Embargo applies, please refer to Copyright Transfer Agreement of the journal for details
n.a.n.a. please contact the responsible editor before submissionhttp://edmgr.ovid.com/apjo/accounts/copyrightTransfer.pdf https://shop.lww.com/journal-permission

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Mary Ann Liebert
  • Postprint or preprint
  • No embargo according for ETH PhD theses
  • Please add the following statement: “Final publication is available from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers
http://dx.doi.org/[insert DOI]”
n.a.https://home.liebertpub.com/page/self-archiving/51

2019-11-20

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MDPI (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute)
  • Open access publisher!
  • All or part of the article
  • Preprint, postprint, published version
  • no Embargo
n.a.permittedMDPI Open Access Information and Policy

2020-01-13

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NPG (Nature Publishing Group)
  • All or part of the journal article
  • Preprint, postprint
  • Embargo: postprint 6 months
n.a.permittedNPG author licence policy, 
Nature journals' policy on duplicate publication

2020-01-13

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Optical Society of America (OSA)
  • Postprint
  • No embargo
  • Please add the following statement: "© XXXX [year] Optical Society of America]. One print or electronic copy may be made for personal use only. Systematic reproduction and distribution, duplication of any material in this paper for a fee or for commercial purposes, or modifications of the content of this paper are prohibited."
n.a.https://www.osapublishing.org/submit/review/copyright_permissions.cfm

2019-12-10

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Oxford University Press (Books)
  • Book chapter (max. 1 chapter per book/anthology)
  • Preprint, Postprint
  • Embargo: postprint 12–24 months
    >> varies per discipline, cf. Author Reuse,
  • submitted, unpublished books: include fixed statement "This is a draft of a chapter/article that has been accepted for publication by Oxford University Press in the forthcoming book [title] by/edited by (Author/editor) due for publication in [year]."
  • published books: include fixed statement "[Title] by/edited by [Author/editor], [year of publication], reproduced by permission of Oxford University Press [link to OUP catalogue if available, or OUP website]"
zulässigAuthor self-archiving policy,

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Oxford University Press (Journals)
  • All or part of the journal article
  • Preprint, postprint
  • Embargo: postprint 12–24 months
    >> check per journal, cf. Embargo periods
  • submitted, unpublished articles: include fixed statement "This article has been accepted for publication in [Journal Title] Published by Oxford University Press."
  • published articles: include fixed statement "This is a pre-copyedited, author-produced version of an article accepted for publication in [insert journal title] following peer review. The version of record [insert complete citation information here] is available online at: xxxxxxx [insert URL and DOI of the article on the OUP website]"
generally permitted, managing editor should be informedAuthor self-archiving policy, 
Embargo periods per journal, 
Publication Rights Policies,

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PLOS (Public Library of Science)
  • Open access publisher!
  • All or part of the journal article
  • Preprint, postprint, published version
  • No embargo
n.a.permittedOpen Access, 
e.g. PLOS One Criteria for Publication and Ethical Publishing Practice https://journals.plos.org/plosone/s/licenses-and-copyright

2020-01-16

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PNAS (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the U.S.A.)
  • Postprint or preprint
  • No permission needed
  • No embargo
Provide a link to the work on PNAS.org and include a copyright stetementn.a. please contact the responsible editorhttps://www.pnas.org/page/authors/licenses

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Routledge
  • Book chapter (max. 1 chapter per book)
  • Postprint
  • 12 months Embargo for STM, 18 months embargo for humanities and social sciences
include fixed statement: "This is an Accepted Manuscript of a book chapter published by Routledge in [BOOK TITLE] on [date of publication], available online: http://www.routledge.com/[BOOK ISBN URL]."Policy unknown >> managing editor should be contactedPolicies for Open Access Book Chapters, 
About Routledge Books Open Access

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RS (Royal Society)
  • All or part of the journal article
  • Postprint or preprint
  • No permission needed
  • No embargo
Citation and link must be includedPermittedhttps://royalsociety.org/journals/ethics-policies/media-embargo/ https://royalsociety.org/journals/ethics-policies/misconduct/ https://royalsociety.org/-/media/journals/author/Licence-to-Publish-20062019-final.pdf?la=en-GB&hash=D3064B2086460084229A94285803636D

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RSC (Royal Society of Chemistry)
  • All or part of the journal article
  • Preprint, postprint, published version
  • No embargo
n.a.PermittedLicences, copyright & permissions, 
Our processes & policies,

2020-01-16

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SAGE
  • All or part of the journal article
  • Preprint, postprint, published version
  • No embargo
  • Some journlas have exceptions, please check SAGE Website
DOI and fixed statement must be included: "Author(s), Article Title, Journal Title (Journal Volume Number and Issue Number) pp. xx-xx. Copyright © [year] (Copyright Holder). Reprinted by permission of SAGE Publications."PermittedJournal Author Archiving Policies and Re-Use, 
Copyright and Permissions

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SIAM (Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics)
  • All or part of the journal article
  • Preprint, postprint, published version
  • No embargo
  • include fixed statement "First Published in [Publication] in [volume and number, or year], published by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM)"
  • include copyright notice as stated in article (e.g., "Copyright © by SIAM. Unauthorized reproduction of this article is prohibited.")
permittedConsent to Publish (PDF)

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SEG (Society of Exploration Geophysicists)
  • All or part of the journal article
  • Preprint, postprint, published version
  • No embargo
n.a.permitted

SEG Policy on Open-access Publishing

Permissions

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SPIE
  • Postprint or published version
  • No embargo but after release of the original article

Must include the following information:

  • Copyright XXXX (year) Society of Photo‑Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE).
  • Citation: Author(s), “Paper, Poster, or Presentation Title,” Proc. SPIE Volume Number, Volume Title, Paper Number (Publication Date).
http://dx.doi.org/DOI
n.a.https://www.spiedigitallibrary.org/article-sharing-policies

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Springer 

Please note: permission for re-use of book chapters has to be obtained directly!
author must obtain publisher's permission: contact journalpermissions@springernature.comPublished articles: author must obtain publisher's permissionInclusion of unpublished articles in thesis not permitted.
Recommendation: preprint on preprint server, link to preprint in thesis
https://www.springer.com/gp/open-access/publication-policies

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Taylor & Francis
  • All or part of the journal article
  • Preprint, postprint
  • Embargo: journals have varying embargoes >> check per journal, cf. Open Acces journal finder
  • unpublished articles: preprint may be used only, recommended to include note on journal and submission date (e.g. "This is the original manuscript of an article submitted to Taylor & Francis in [JOURNAL TITLE]")
  • published articles: include fixed statement "This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in [JOURNAL TITLE] on [date of publication], available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/[ArticleDOI]."
permitted for preprintSharing your work, 
Open Acces journal finder, 

2020-05-18

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Thieme
  • Article
  • Postprint
  • 12 months embargo
n.a.policy unknownArchiving Policy

2020-07-03

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Wiley
  • All or part of the journal article
  • Preprint, postprint, published version
  • No embargo
n.a.generally permitted, some journals have deviating rules >> check policy for each journalWiley FAQ licensing and copyright, 
Wiley Self-archving policy, 
CTA Sample, 
ELA Sample

2020-01-27

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Wiley-VCH
  • All or part of the journal article
  • Published version
  • No embargo
n.a.Policy ambiguous
>> recommended to contact managing editor
Copyright Transfer Agreement

2020-05-18

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World Scientific
  • All or part of the journal article
  • Preprint, postprint
  • Embargo: 12 months for postprint
  • unpublished articles under review (preprint): include fixed statement "Preprint of an article submitted for consideration in [Journal] © [Year] [copyright World Scientific Publishing Company] [Journal URL]"
  • published articles (preprint): include fixed statement "Preprint of an article published in [Journal, Volume, Issue, Year, Pages] [Article DOI] © [copyright World Scientific Publishing Company] [Journal URL]"
  • published articles (postprint): include fixed statement "Electronic version of an article published as [Journal, Volume, Issue, Year, Pages] [Article DOI] © [copyright World Scientific Publishing Company] [Journal URL]"
permitted (include statement)Author Rights

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