SL.No Publisher Title Embargo Period Publishers Guidelines
1. American Association for the Advancement of Science Science 6 Months  Authors of research articles, reports, brevia, reviews, or technical comments created under grants awarded no earlier than 2 May 2005 who are required by their funding agencies to make their research results publicly available may implement posting to the funding body's archive or designated repository, no sooner than six months after final publication, of the "accepted version" of the paper, provided the posting is linked back to the original AAAS published version and includes the published paper's full reference citation. The "accepted version" is the version of the paper accepted for publication by AAAS after changes resulting from peer review, but before AAAS's editing, image quality control, and production. This policy does not apply to categories of papers other than those identified above. In submitting to archives such as PMC, authors should set the time of public release of the accepted version at six months after final publication by AAAS.
2. American Chemical Society     Author cannot archive pre-print (ie pre-refereeing) 

Author cannot archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing) 

Author cannot archive publisher's version/PDF 

Authors/employers may post the title of the paper, abstract (no other text) tables and figures of their own papers on their websites, and include these items in their scholarly, research papers.

3. American Geophysical Union Geophysical Research Letters,


Journal of Geophysical Research-A

6 Months AGU allows authors to deposit their journal articles if the version is the final published citable version of record, the AGU copyright statement is clearly visible on the posting, and the posting is made 6 months after official publication by the AGU.

1.If the paper has been submitted for publication, but not yet accepted, the author should include the following statement if he/she places the paper on a Web site: “Submitted for publication in (journal title).”

2.If the paper has been accepted for publication and copyright has been transferred to AGU, the author may place the paper on his/her own Web site with the following statement appearing on the first screen of the abstract or article: “Accepted for publication in (journal title). Copyright (year) American Geophysical Union. Further reproduction or electronic distribution is not permitted.”

3.If the paper has been published, or when it  published, the above statement should be changed to the following: “An edited version of this paper was published by AGU. Copyright (year) American Geophysical Union.”

It is recommended that the full citation and a link to the open abstract also be provided: “Author(s), Year of publication (in parentheses), Title of article, Name of journal, Volume number, Citation number, Digital Object Identifier (DOI). To view the published open abstract, go to http://dx.doi.org and enter the DOI.”

Providing the full bibliographic reference helps assure that authors receive full credit through correct citation to their articles, while including the url directs viewers to the published abstract.

4.If an article was placed in the public domain, the following statement should appear on the first screen of the abstract or article: “Not subject to U.S. copyright”. Please substitute “published” for the word “copyright” in the credit line mentioned in items 2 and 3.

4. American Institute of Physics Physics of Fluids / Physics of Plasmas   Author-prepared files only may be used; files prepared and/or formatted by AIP or its vendors (e.g., the PDF, PostScript, or HTML article files published in the online journals and proceedings) may not be used for this purpose.

An appropriate copyright notice must be included along with the full citation for the published paper and a Web link to AIP's official online version of the abstract.

5. American Physical Society Physical Review D   (1) The right to use all or part of the Article, including the APS-prepared version without revision or modification, on the author(s)’ web home page or employer’s website and to make copies of all or part of the Article, including the APS-prepared version without revision or modification, for the author(s)’ and/or the employer’s use for educational or research purposes.

(2) The right to post and update the Article on free-access e-print servers as long as files prepared and/or formatted by APS or its vendors are not used for that purpose. Any such posting made or updated after acceptance of the Article for publication shall include a link to the online abstract in the APS journal or to the entry page of the journal. If the author wishes the APS-prepared version to be used for an online posting other than on the author(s)’ or employer’s website, APS permission is required; if permission is granted, APS will provide the Article as it was published in the journal, and use will be subject to APS terms and conditions.

6. Cambridge University Press   1 Year After Publication 1. The right to post either their own version of their contribution as submitted to the journal(prior to revision arising from peer review and prior to editorial input by Cambridge University Press) or their own final version of their contributions as accepted for publication(subsequent to revision arising from peer review but still prior to editorial input by CUP) 

The right to post the definitive version of the contribution as published at Cambridge Journals Online(in PDF or HTML form) in the Institutional Repository of the institution in which they worked at the time the paper was first submitted, or in a Subject Repository such as PubMedCentral, no sooner than One year after first publication of the paper in the journal, subject to file availability and provided the posting includes a prominent statement of the full bibliographical details.

7. CSIRO Publishing     Place his/her pre-publication version of the work on a pre-print server.

Place his/her pre-publication version of the work on a personal website or institutional repository on condition that there is a link to the definitive version on the CSIRO publishing website.

Not permit digital copies of the work as published by the publisher to systematically networked to external users.

8. Elsevier Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy Radiative Transfer / Journal of Atmospheric and Solar Terrestrial Physics   The Elsevier policy is that the final published version of the article as it appears in the journal can not be uploaded in the repository. However, the current policy permits authors to post original revised personal versions on their own web sites/repositories of the institutions, provided a link to the journal is include.
9. IOP Publishing The Astronomical Journal   Use the Article (all or part) without modification in personal compilations or publications of a Named Author’s own works (provided not created by third party publisher). If possible should display citation information and IOP’s copyright notice, and for electronic use best efforts must be made to include a link to the on-line abstract in the Journal. Author must not use the final published IOP format but the Named Author’s own format (which may include amendments made following peer review).
10. Nature Publishing Nature 6 Months after publication(Personal version) 1. You are welcome to post pre-submission versions or the original submitted version of the manuscript on a personal blog, a collaborative wiki or a preprint server at any time (but not subsequent pre-accept versions that evolve due to the editorial process).

2. The accepted version of the manuscript, following the review process, may only be posted 6 months after the paper is published in a Nature journal. A publication reference and URL to the published version on the journal website must be provided on the first page of the postprint. 

3. The published version — copyedited and in Nature journal format — may not be posted on any website or preprint server.

11. Optical Society of America Applied optics   (1) The right, after publication by OSA, to use all or part of the Work without revision or modification, including the OSA-formatted version, in personal compilations or other publications consisting solely of the Author(s’) own works, including the Author(s’) personal web home page, and to make copies of all or part of the Work for the Author(s’) use for lecture or classroom purposes;  

(2) The right to post and update his or her Work on any internet site (other than the Author(s’) personal web home page) provided that all of the following conditions are met: (i) access to the server does not depend on payment for access, subscription or membership fees; and (ii) any such posting made or updated after acceptance of the Work for publication includes and prominently displays the correct bibliographic data and an OSA copyright notice (e.g. "© 2007 Optical Society of America, Inc.").

12. Sage Publications   12 Months After Publication(Author Version) 1.You may circulate or post on any repository or website the version of the article that you submitted to the journal (i.e. the version before peer–review) – ‘version 1’.  

2. You may post on any non–commercial* repository or website* the version of your article that was accepted for publication – ‘version 2’. The article may not be made available earlier than 12 months after publication in the Journal issue and may not incorporate the changes made by SAGE after acceptance. 

3. You may not post the final version of the article as published by SAGE or the SAGE–created PDF – ‘version 3’.

13. Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics(SIAM) SIAM Journal on Applied Mathematics   The right to post an electronic version of the final SIAM file of the work on the author's current institutional

Internet server for limited noncommercial distribution, provided that proper notice of SIAM's copyright is

included and that no separate or additional fees are collected for access to or distribution of the work apart

from Internet access fees which may be paid to an Internet access provider.

14. Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers(SPIE) Journal and Proceedings Optical Engineering, Journal of Biomedical Optics   SPIE grants to authors of papers published in an SPIE journal the right to post an author-prepared version or an official version (preferred version) of the published paper on an internal or external server controlled exclusively by the author/employer, provided that (a) such posting is noncommercial in nature and the paper is made available to users without charge; (b) an appropriate copyright notice and full citation appear with the paper, and (c) a link to SPIE's official online version of the abstract is provided using the DOI (Document Object Identifier) link.
15. Springer   12 Months After Publication(Author Version) An author may self-archive an author-created version of his/her article on his/her own website and/or on his/her institutional repository. He/she may also deposit this version on his/her funder’s or funder’s designated repository at the funder’s request or as a result of a legal obligation, provided it is not made publicly available until 12 months after official publication. He/she may not use the publisher’s PDF version which is posted on www.springerlink.com for the purpose of self-archiving or deposit. Furthermore, the author may only post his/her version provided acknowledgement is given to the original source of publication and a link is inserted to the published article on Springer’s website. The link must be accompanied by the following text: “The original publication is available at springerlink.com.”
16. Taylor & Francis   12 Months After Publication for STM Journals(Science,Technology,Medicine) 18 Months  After Publication for SSH Journals(Social Science, Arts, Humanities) can archive (POST-PRINT Only) 1.Always providing that the editorial policy of the journal concerned allows this within its policies on prior publication, the right to post such a ‘preprint’ on your own website, or on your institution’s intranet, but only with the following acknowledgement or such other acknowledgement as we or Taylor & Francis may notify to you:

This is a preprint of an article submitted for consideration in the [JOURNAL TITLE] [year of publication] [copyright Taylor & Francis]; [JOURNAL TITLE] is available online at: http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/ with the open URL of your article; 

2. the right to post your revised text version of the ‘postprint’ of the Article (i.e., the Article in the form accepted for publication in a Taylor & Francis journal following the process of peer review), as an electronic file on your own website for personal or professional use, or on your institution's network or intranet or website, but not for commercial sale or for any systematic external distribution by a third party (for example a listserv or database connected to a public access server) provided that you do not use the PDF version of the Article prepared by us and you include any amendments or deletions or warnings relating to the Article issued or published by us or Taylor & Francis and only with the following acknowledgement or such other acknowledgement as Taylor & Francis may notify to you:

‘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]. [JOURNAL TITLE] is available online at:

http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/ with the open URL of your article.

17. University of Chicago Press Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific 3 Years after Publication The Published article may be made publicly available in a non-commercial data repository after the appropriate embargo period has been observed.
18. Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society   Author can post preprints of their articles

Author can post personal version of the final PDF of the article on their own personal website, on their employer’s  website/repository and on free public servers in their subject area

When posting on the web, authors must give fill bibliographic details plus a link to the published version of the article as follow: the definitive version is available at www3.interscience.wiley.com

19. World Scientific Publishing International Journal of Modern Physics D, Modern Physics Letters A   (1) You may not post the publisher-created electronic version (or reproduction thereof).

(2) You may post the preprint on your personal website or your institution's repository, provided it is accompanied by the following acknowledgement:

Preprint of an article submitted for consideration in [Journal] ©  [Year] [copyright World Scientific Publishing Company] [Journal URL]

(3) You may post the postprint on your personal website or your institution's repository, provided it is accompanied by the following acknowledgement:

Electronic version of an article published as [Journal, Volume, Issue, Year, Pages] [Article DOI] © [copyright World Scientific Publishing Company] [Journal URL]

Last updated on: March 25, 2019