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One publisher found when searched for: Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press (OUP), United Kingdom
Journals: 426 journals (including journals with special policies) - involving 11 other organisations
RoMEO: This is a RoMEO yellow publisher
Copyright: Policy A - Policy B - publication rights - NIH policy - Other funding agencies
Updated: 02-Sep-2013
These are the publisher's default policies. Individual journals may have special permissions, especially if they involve other organisations or have paid open access options. Always run a journal title or ISSN search to check.
Author's Pre-print: green tick  author can archive pre-print (ie pre-refereeing)
Author's Post-print: grey tick  subject to Restrictions below, author can archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing)
  • 12 months embargo on science, technology, medicine articles
  • 2 years embargo on arts and humanities articles
  • Some titles may have different embargoes
Publisher's Version/PDF: question mark  archiving status unclear
General Conditions:
  • Pre-print can only be posted prior to acceptance
  • Pre-print must be accompanied by set statement (see link)
  • Pre-print must not be replaced with post-print, instead a link to published version with amended set statement should be made
  • Pre-print on author's personal website, employer website, free public server or pre-prints in subject area
  • Post-print in Institutional repositories or Central repositories
  • Publisher version cannot be used except for Nucleic Acids Research articles
  • Published source must be acknowledged
  • Must link to publisher version
  • Set phrase to accompany archived copy (see policy)
  • Articles in some journals can be made Open Access on payment of additional charge
  • Publisher will deposit on behalf of NIH funded authors to PubMed Central, Nucleic Acids Research authors must pay their fee first
  • Some titles may use different policies
Mandated OA: green tickANR (Compliant); green tickARC (Paid OA option - selected journals); green tickFWF (Compliant - see conditions); green tickAutism Speaks (Compliant); crossBrain Tumour Charity (Unacceptable embargo); green tickBreakthrough Breast Cancer (Paid OA option); green tickCancer Research UK (Paid OA option - selected journals); green tickDoH (Paid OA option); green tickDFG (Compliant - see conditions - selected journals); green tickDMT (Paid OA option); green tickESRC (Compliant); green tickEuropean Commission [FP7] (Compliant - see conditions); green tickCERN (Compliant); green tickFondazione Cariplo (Compliant); crossFormas (Unacceptable embargo); green tickFraunhofer-Gesellschaft (Compliant - see conditions - selected journals); green tickHHMI (Compliant); crossInserm (Unacceptable embargo); crossIrish Research Council (Unacceptable embargo); green tickMacArthur Foundation (Compliant); green tickMRC (Paid OA option); green tickMND Association (Paid OA option); green tickNHMRC (Compliant); crossOICR (Unacceptable embargo); green tickOTKA (Compliant - see conditions); green tickParkinson's UK (Paid OA option); green tickSAGW (Compliant); green tickSNF (Compliant); green tickTelethon Foundation (Paid OA option); green tickNIH (Compliant - see conditions - selected journals); green tickWellcome Trust (Paid OA option)
Paid Open Access: Oxford Open - Covers 90 journals
Exceptions to this policy:
  • AJCL - RoMEO Yellow
  • AoB - RoMEO Green
  • ASN - RoMEO Green
  • EJIL - RoMEO Yellow
  • IMA - RoMEO Green
RoMEO Publisher ID: 55 - Suggest an update for this record
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This summary is for the publisher's default policies and changes or exceptions can often be negotiated by authors.
All information is correct to the best of our knowledge but should not be relied upon for legal advice.

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