Self-Archiving Policies of Major Journals

This is a list of self-archiving policies for major ocean and climate-science journals. This list excludes fully Open Access journals (like Frontiers in Marine Science and PLoS ONE) as you may share Open Access publications anywhere.

This list was compiled in March 2018. For additions and corrections, please contact Nick Wehner at nick@octogroup.org

This list is for informational purposes only! Authors should always ensure they have the proper copyright permissions before sharing work when they are no longer the copyright holder.

Default Policies for Book Chapters

While publisher policies are often transparent for journal articles, for books things are not as clear.

No archiving allowed

Springer does not allow public sharing of book chapters. Though, you can always ask by emailing permissions.springer@spi-global.com.

Archiving allowed after embargo period

Brill allows preprints to be shared at any time. Postprints may be shared after a 24-month embargo (source).

Cambridge University Press allows postprints of chapters to be shared after a 6-month embargo.

Palgrave Macmillan allows for the deposit of a single chapter after a 36-month embargo.

Routledge/Taylor & Francis allow each individual author or contributor to upload one chapter from the "Accepted Manuscript" (the post-contract but pre-production, i.e. not copy–edited, proofread or typeset, Word Document/PDF of the chapter) after an embargo of 18 months for Humanities and Social Sciences books, or 12 months for STEM books.

Sage allows the publisher's PDF of book chapters to be shared on a case-by-case basis. The author must email permissions@sagepub.co.uk to obtain permission.

Wiley allows postprints of book chapters to be shared on a case-by-case basis. The author (not admin staff) must email permissions@wiley.com for permission.

Default Policies for Journals

Brill

You may share the preprint of journal articles and multi-authored books at any time. Postprints may be shared after a 2-year embargo period (source).

Cambridge University Press

Preprints may be shared at any time. Postprints of humanities and social science journals may be shared immediately, but STEM journals are subject to a 6-month embargo period (source).

Papers must not be licensed under a Creative Commons license. Copyright must be held by the copyright holder. The following text must appear with the preprint or postprint when shared:

"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."

Cell Press

Preprints may be shared in MarXiv at any time. Postprints are subject to a 1-year embargo period (source).

CSIRO Publishing

The postprint (Author's Accepted Manuscript) may be shared in MarXiv immediately (source).

Elsevier

All journals published by Elsevier allow preprints to be shared anywhere at anytime. Authors may replace their preprints with postprints (the author's "accepted manuscript"), as MarXiv is treated as an established repository just like arXiv. Postprints must be licensed using a CC-BY-NC-ND license.

Geological Society of America

There is no set policy for sharing preprints of pay-walled journals (e.g. GSA Bulletin and Geology). Postprints may be shared after a 1-year embargo period.

Nature Publishing Group

Preprints may be shared on MarXiv immediately, but "authors should disclose details of preprint posting, including DOI, upon submission of the manuscript to a Nature Research journal."

Nature Communications is "pro-preprint" and is thus encouraging all researchers to share papers under consideration in preprint repositories like MarXiv

Postprints may be shared in MarXiv after a 6-month embargo period. However, "the Author’s Accepted Manuscript may not be released under a Creative Commons license."

Please note that Nature has a strict embargo policy when it comes to communicating your research. If you plan to submit you preprint to Nature, do not talk to anyone in "the media" about your work until it is officially published by the journal.

NRC Research Press

Both preprints and postprints may be shared in MarXiv at any time (source).

Royal Society Publishing

Both preprints and postprints may be shared in MarXiv at any time (source).

SAGE

Preprints may be shared in MarXiv immediately.

Postprints may be shared in MarXiv after a 12-month embargo period (source).

Springer

Preprints may be shared in MarXiv immediately.

Postprints may be shared in MarXiv after a 12-month embargo period (source).

Taylor & Francis

You can share preprints anywhere at anytime. You are encouraged to provide the following information on a cover page:

“This is an Original Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in [JOURNAL TITLE] on [date of publication], available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/[Article DOI].”

Postprints may be shared after an embargo period, usually up to 18-months.

The Oceanography Society

You may share the publisher's final PDF in MarXiv at any time (source).

Wiley

Wiley allows preprints to be shared in MarXiv immediately.

Postprints may be shared after an embargo period: "12 months for scientific, technical, medical, and psychology (STM) journals and 24 months for social science and humanities (SSH) journals following publication of the final article." Additionally, postprints should bear a CC-BY-NC-ND license and state the following on a cover page:

"This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: [FULL CITE], which has been published in final form at [Link to final article using the DOI]. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving."

Please see below for journal-specific policies.

Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems

Preprint may be shared in MarXiv immediately (source).

The postprint (author's "accepted manuscript") may be shared after a 12-month embargo, must be licensed under a CC-BY-NC-ND license, and state the following on a cover page:

"This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: [FULL CITE], which has been published in final form at [Link to final article using the DOI]. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving."

Biological Conservation

Preprint and postprint may be shared in MarXiv immediately (source).

The postprint (author's "accepted manuscript") must be licensed under a CC-BY-NC-ND license.

Biology Letters

Both preprints and postprints may be shared in MarXiv immediately (source).

Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences

Both preprints and postprints may be shared in MarXiv immediately (source).

Climate Dynamics

Preprint may be shared in MarXiv immediately (source).

Postprint may be shared after a 12-month embargo period (source).

Both preprints and postprints must contain a cover page with the following sentence:

"The final publication is available at link.springer.com via http://dx.doi.org/[insert DOI]"

Climatic Change

Preprints may be shared in MarXiv immediately.

Postprint may be shared after a 12-month embargo period (source).

Both preprints and postprints must contain a cover page with the following sentence:

"The final publication is available at link.springer.com via http://dx.doi.org/[insert DOI]"

Coastal Management

Preprints may be shared on MarXiv immediately (source). You are encouraged to provide the following information on a cover page:

“This is an Original Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Coastal Management on [date of publication], available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/[Article DOI].”

Postprints may be shared after a 12-month embargo period (source).

Conservation Biology

Preprint may be shared in MarXiv immediately (source).

The postprint (author's "accepted manuscript") may be shared after a 12-month embargo, must be licensed under a CC-BY-NC-ND license, and state the following on a cover page:

"This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: [FULL CITE], which has been published in final form at [Link to final article using the DOI]. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving."

Current Biology

Preprint may be shared in MarXiv immediately.

Postprint may be shared after a 1-year embargo period (source).

Ecological Indicators

Preprint and postprint may be shared in MarXiv immediately (source).

The postprint (author's "accepted manuscript") must be licensed under a CC-BY-NC-ND license.

Ecological Modelling

Preprint and postprint may be shared in MarXiv immediately (source).

The postprint (author's "accepted manuscript") must be licensed under a CC-BY-NC-ND license.

Ecosystem Services

Preprint and postprint may be shared in MarXiv immediately (source).

The postprint (author's "accepted manuscript") must be licensed under a CC-BY-NC-ND license.

Environmental Pollution

Preprint and postprint may be shared in MarXiv immediately (source).

The postprint (author's "accepted manuscript") must be licensed under a CC-BY-NC-ND license.

Environmental Science & Policy

Preprint and postprint may be shared in MarXiv immediately (source).

The postprint (author's "accepted manuscript") must be licensed under a CC-BY-NC-ND license.

Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science

Preprint and postprint may be shared in MarXiv immediately (source).

The postprint (author's "accepted manuscript") must be licensed under a CC-BY-NC-ND license.

Fish and Fisheries

Preprint may be shared in MarXiv immediately (source).

The postprint (author's "accepted manuscript") may be shared after a 12-month embargo, must be licensed under a CC-BY-NC-ND license, and state the following on a cover page:

"This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: [FULL CITE], which has been published in final form at [Link to final article using the DOI]. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving."

Fisheries Research

Preprint and postprint may be shared in MarXiv immediately (source).

The postprint (author's "accepted manuscript") must be licensed under a CC-BY-NC-ND license.

Geophysical Research Letters

Preprint may be shared in MarXiv immediately (source). Just be sure to inform AGU of the posting.

Postprint may be shared after a 12-month embargo period (source).

Global Change Biology

Preprint may be shared in MarXiv immediately (source).

The postprint (author's "accepted manuscript") may be shared after a 12-month embargo, must be licensed under a CC-BY-NC-ND license, and state the following on a cover page:

"This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: [FULL CITE], which has been published in final form at [Link to final article using the DOI]. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving."

Global Environmental Change

Preprint and postprint may be shared in MarXiv immediately (source).

The postprint (author's "accepted manuscript") must be licensed under a CC-BY-NC-ND license.

ICES Journal of Marine Science

Preprint may be shared in MarXiv immediately, "providing that once the article is accepted [the authors] provide a statement of acknowledgement, and that once the article has been published this acknowledgement is updated to provide details such as the volume and issue number, the DOI, and a link to the published article on the journal’s website:

This article has been accepted for publication in ICES Journal of Marine Science Published by Oxford University Press."

Postprint may be shared after a 1-year embargo period (source).

International Journal of Climatology

Preprint may be shared in MarXiv immediately (source).

The postprint (author's "accepted manuscript") may be shared after a 12-month embargo, must be licensed under a CC-BY-NC-ND license, and state the following on a cover page:

"This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: [FULL CITE], which has been published in final form at [Link to final article using the DOI]. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving."

Journal of Climate

Preprints may be shared in MarXiv, but postprints may not (source). You will need to include the following in a cover page:

Sample of Notice

This document is provided by the contributing author(s) as a means to ensure timely dissemination of scholarly and technical work on a noncommercial basis. Copyright and all rights therein are maintained by the author(s) or by other copyright owners. It is understood that all persons copying this information will adhere to the terms and constraints invoked by each author's copyright. This work may not be reposted without explicit permission of the copyright owner.

Journal of Environmental Economics and Management

Preprint and postprint may be shared in MarXiv immediately (source).

The postprint (author's "accepted manuscript") must be licensed under a CC-BY-NC-ND license.

Journal of Environmental Management

Preprint and postprint may be shared in MarXiv immediately (source).

The postprint (author's "accepted manuscript") must be licensed under a CC-BY-NC-ND license.

Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology

Preprint and postprint may be shared in MarXiv immediately (source).

The postprint (author's "accepted manuscript") must be licensed under a CC-BY-NC-ND license.

Marine Ecology Progress Series (MEPS)

Preprints may be shared in MarXiv immediately (source).

Postprints may be shared in MarXiv after a 12-month embargo period (source).

The final, publisher's PDF may be shared in MarXiv after a 5-year embargo period (source).

Marine Environment Research

Preprint and postprint may be shared in MarXiv immediately (source).

The postprint (author's "accepted manuscript") must be licensed under a CC-BY-NC-ND license.

Marine Policy

Preprint and postprint may be shared in MarXiv immediately (source).

The postprint (author's "accepted manuscript") must be licensed under a CC-BY-NC-ND license.

Marine Pollution Bulletin

Preprint and postprint may be shared in MarXiv immediately (source).

The postprint (author's "accepted manuscript") must be licensed under a CC-BY-NC-ND license.

Maritime Studies

Note: Maritime Studies is no longer an Open Access journal as of 2018.

Preprints may be shared in MarXiv immediately.

Postprints may be shared in MarXiv after a 12-month embargo period (source).

Nature

Preprints may be shared on MarXiv immediately (source). "Authors should disclose details of preprint posting, including DOI, upon submission of the manuscript to a Nature Research journal."

Postprints may be shared in MarXiv after a 6-month embargo period. However, "the Author’s Accepted Manuscript may not be released under a Creative Commons license."

Nature Climate Change

Preprints may be shared on MarXiv immediately (source). "Authors should disclose details of preprint posting, including DOI, upon submission of the manuscript to a Nature Research journal."

Postprints may be shared in MarXiv after a 6-month embargo period. However, "the Author’s Accepted Manuscript may not be released under a Creative Commons license."

Nature Communications

Preprints can (and should!) be shared in MarXiv immediately (source).

"From September 2017, authors can choose to include a link to a preprint of any paper of theirs that is being peer reviewed by the journal on a public list that is freely accessible without registration, provided the preprint has been deposited in a community-recognised preprint server. Authors that haven't already deposited their paper in a preprint server and would like to engage in the trial can post their paper once alerted to formal peer review by Nature Communications."

Nature Ecology and Evolution

Preprints may be shared on MarXiv immediately (source). "Authors should disclose details of preprint posting, including DOI, upon submission of the manuscript to a Nature Research journal."

Postprints may be shared in MarXiv after a 6-month embargo period. However, "the Author’s Accepted Manuscript may not be released under a Creative Commons license."

Ocean and Coastal Management

Preprint and postprint may be shared in MarXiv immediately (source).

The postprint (author's "accepted manuscript") must be licensed under a CC-BY-NC-ND license.

Oceanography

The publisher's final PDF may be deposited in MarXiv at any time (source).

Oryx

Perprint may be shared at any time. Postprints are subject to a 6-month embargo (source).

Papers may not be licensed under a Creative Commons license, rather, copyright must be fully held by the authors. The following text must appear in the shared version:

"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."

Pacific Conservation Biology

The postprint (Author's Accepted Manuscript) may be shared in MarXiv immediately (source).

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS)

Both preprints and postprints may be shared on MarXiv (source), but the authors must offer a link to the publisher's version and acknowledge the publisher's copyright. You may wish to use this template (PDF) for your cover page, provided courtesy of PaleorXiv, to abide by this policy.

Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences

Preprints may be shared in MarXiv immediately: PRSB states, "we encourage authors to deposit early versions of articles in appropriate subject repositories or preprint servers."

Postprints may be shared as soon as the publisher's version is officially published online (source).

Renewable Energy

Preprint and postprint may be shared in MarXiv immediately (source).

The postprint (author's "accepted manuscript") must be licensed under a CC-BY-NC-ND license.

Science

Both preprints and postprints may only be shared in MarXiv after publication (source).

Furthermore:

"Distribution on the Internet may be considered prior publication and may compromise the originality of the paper as a submission to Science, although we do allow posting of research papers on not-for-profit preprint servers such as arxiv.org and bioRxiv."

Science of the Total Environment

Preprint and postprint may be shared in MarXiv immediately (source).

The postprint (author's "accepted manuscript") must be licensed under a CC-BY-NC-ND license.