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Author Self-Archiving Policy

  • All content published in this journal is made freely available online to all under an Open Access model
  • Under the terms of the journals Open Access licence, authors are entitled to deposit the final published version of their article in institutional and/or centrally organized repositories immediately upon publication, provided that the journal and OUP are attributed as the original place of publication and that correct citation details are given. Authors are also strongly encouraged to deposit the URL of their published article, in addition to the PDF version.
  • NIH, HHMI, UK MRC, and Wellcome Trust grantees should note that Oxford University Press automatically deposits all open access articles in PMC and UKPMC, where they are made freely available immediately upon publication in the journal. This means that articles published in Oxford Journals’ open access publications are fully compliant with the National Institute of Health (NIH) Public Access policy and the HHMI, UK MRC and Wellcome Trust policies on open access; therefore, authors wishing to comply with these policies need not take further action. For example, a separate submission to the NIHMS system is not necessary for authors (see confirmation of this).
  • Authors may also upload their accepted manuscript PDF ("a post-print*") to institutional and/or centrally organized repositories However the journal strongly encourages authors to deposit the final published version of the article instead of the post-print version. This will guarantee that the definitive version is readily available to those accessing your article from such repositories, and means that your article is more likely to be cited correctly.
  • If uploading a post-print to a repository, authors are required to include a credit line (see last bullet point below) and a link to the final published version of the article.
  • Authors should include the following credit line when depositing post-prints.

This is a pre-copy-editing, author-produced PDF of an article accepted for publication in [insert journal title] following peer review. The definitive publisher-authenticated version [insert complete citation information here] is available online at: xxxxxxx [insert URL that the author will receive upon publication here].

* Definition of a post-print: A post-print is the final draft author manuscript, as accepted for publication, including modifications based on referees' suggestions but before it has undergone copyediting and proof correction.

Preprint use of Oxford Journals content

For the majority of Oxford Journals, prior to acceptance for publication, authors retain the right to make a pre-print [A preprint is defined here as un-refereed author version of the article] version of the article available on your own personal website and/or that of your employer and/or in free public servers of preprints and/or articles in your subject area, provided that where possible

  • You acknowledge that the article has been accepted for publication in [Journal Title] ©: [year] [owner as specified on the article] Published by Oxford University Press [on behalf of xxxxxx]. All rights reserved.
  • Once the article has been published, we do not require that preprint versions are removed from where they are available. However, we do ask that these are not updated or replaced with the finally published version. Once an article is published, a link could be provided to the final authoritative version on the Oxford Journals Web site. Where possible, the preprint notice should be amended to:

    This is an electronic version of an article published in [include the complete citation information for the final version of the Article as published in the print edition of the Journal.]

Once an article is accepted for publication, an author may not make a pre-print available as above or replace an existing pre-print with the final published version. NB There are some Oxford Journals such as the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, which do not permit any kind of preprint use. For clarification of the preprint policy for any journal please contact the Rights and New Business Development Department.

In case of query please contact Journals Permissions

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