Publisher Open Access Posting Policies

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Most publishers now have standard policies that cover authors options for providing open access to their work AT NO COST by posting in an OA repository like Scholarship at UWindsor.


What Version of my article can I post?

Most publishers permit posting of the accepted manuscript version of the article - though in a few cases the published version may be premitted. The image below illustrates the difference in versions.

Below is a table of quick info on publishers and their article posting policies. If you'd like to see something added for a particular publisher please contact us at ( You can also search for your journal on Sherpa/Romeo.

Embargo requirements: Your article can be posted in Scholarship at UWindsor immediately with an embargo period added if necessary. The full-text will automatically become available for download once the embargo ends. Embargos are typically counted from the first online publication of the article.

Publisher Policy Article Version  OA Embargo Set Statements
American Chemical Society Accepted Manuscript

12 Months

Must link to publisher and acknowledge source.
American Psychological Association Accepted Manuscript


The posted article must carry an APA copyright notice and include a link to the APA journal home page, and the posted article must include the following statement: "This article may not exactly replicate the final version published in the APA journal. It is not the copy of record."
Cambridge Accepted Manuscript

6 Months STM

0 Months

Elsevier Accepted Manuscript 12 Months

link to the formal publication via its DOI

CC-BY-NC-ND license

IEEE Accepted Manuscript Immediate © 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.
Oxford (OUP) Accepted Manuscript 12 Months This is a pre-copyedited, author-produced PDF 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 that the author will receive upon publication here]
Royal Chemistry Society Accepted Manuscript 12 Months Must include a link to the Royal Society of Chemistry’s version of record
Sage Accepted Manuscript 12  months N/A
Springer Accepted Manuscript 12 Months

link is inserted to the published article on Springer's website.

The link must be provided by inserting the DOI number of the article in the following sentence: “The final publication is available at Springer via[insert DOI]

Taylor and Francis Accepted Manuscript 12 Months This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in [JOURNAL TITLE] on [date of publication], available online:[Article DOI]
Wiley Accepted Manuscript

12 months (STM)

24 months (SSH)

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.