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One publisher found when searched for: Publisher: Royal Society, The
Publisher: Royal Society, The, United Kingdom
Journals: 16 journals (including journals with special policies)
RoMEO: This is a RoMEO green publisher
Copyright: Policy
Updated: 22-Aug-2017
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: green tick  author can archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing)
Publisher's Version/PDF: cross  author cannot archive publisher's version/PDF
General Conditions:
  • Author's pre-print on free public servers
  • Author's post-print on author's personal website, institutional website, institutional repository, PubMed Central or not-for-profit open access repository
  • Author's post-print can be deposited on acceptance
  • Publisher's version/PDF cannot be used
  • Published source must be acknowledged with citation close to title of article
  • Must link to publisher version close to title of article
Mandated OA: green tickAHRC (Compliant); green tickBBSRC (Paid OA option); green tickDELNI (Compliant); green tickESRC (Compliant); green tickEPSRC (Paid OA option); green tickEuropean Commission [FP7] (Compliant); green tickCERN (Compliant); green tickHEA (Compliant); green tickHEFCE (Compliant); green tickHEFCW (Compliant); green tickHHMI (Compliant); green tickMacArthur Foundation (Compliant); green tickMRC (Paid OA option); green tickNHMRC (Compliant); green tickNERC (Paid OA option); green tickSTFC (Paid OA option); green tickSFC (Compliant); green tickStroke Association (Compliant); green tickNIH (Compliant - see conditions); green tickWellcome Trust (Paid OA option)
Paid Open Access: open access option
  • Publisher last contacted on 17/08/2017
Exceptions to this policy:
RoMEO Publisher ID: 62 - 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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GreenCan archive pre-print and post-print or publisher's version/PDF
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