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One publisher found when searched for: Publisher: Springer Verlag
Publisher: Springer Verlag (Germany), Germany
Journals: (~2381 journals) (including journals with special policies) - involving 800 other organisations
RoMEO: This is a RoMEO green publisher
Copyright: Self-archiving policy - Authors Rights - Funder Compliance
Updated: 16-May-2014
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 pre-print servers such as
  • Author's post-print on author's personal website immediately
  • Author's post-print on any open access repository after 12 months after publication
  • Publisher's version/PDF cannot be used
  • Published source must be acknowledged
  • Must link to publisher version
  • Set phrase to accompany link to published version (see policy)
  • Articles in some journals can be made Open Access on payment of additional charge
Mandated OA: (Awaiting information)
Paid Open Access: Open Choice
  • Publisher last reviewed on 26/07/2016
Exceptions to this policy:
RoMEO Publisher ID: 74 - 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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RoMEO ColourArchiving policy
GreenCan archive pre-print and post-print or publisher's version/PDF
BlueCan archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing) or publisher's version/PDF
YellowCan archive pre-print (ie pre-refereeing)
WhiteArchiving not formally supported
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