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  • your are allowed to publish a preprint (submitted version)
  • you are allowed to publish a postprint (accepted version) in an open acccess repository after an embargo of 12 months or on your homepage without embargo
  • your are not only allowed to publish the publisher's version


  • if you have paid an open access fee to the publisher

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Securing authors' rights

Ideally, you should always make sure whether and to which extent self-archiving in an institutional repository is permitted before signing a publishing contract.