General terms

  • Listed here are details extracted from standardized policies and copyright agreements that are freely available online. However, we do not assume any liability for this information and generally recommend checking the publishing contracts again with regard to copyrights.
  • In case you have agreed to deviating terms with the publisher please check your copyright agreement and follow the respective terms.  To obtain permission to use a different version, shorten the embargo period, or the like, contact the publisher. Most publishers handle permissions with help of the RightsLink service by the Copyright Clearance Center.
  • You always have to give a proper, full citation and use the DOI to link to the published version.
  • Some (not all) publishers have different policies for self-archiving and re-use depending on the publication type: journal article or book chapter. While this list focuses on policies that cover journal articles some policies for book chapters are also included. Please check carefully whether the described policy applies to your type of contribution.
  • You might be able find information about self-archiving guidelines of publishers not included in the list in the Sherpa Romeo database.
  • If your article was published open access under a Creative Commons Licence, there are a wider re-use options.
  • For an explanation of the terms preprint, postprint etc. go to the page Self-archiving.
  • Prior publication regulation: Many academic publishers nowadays accept articles for publication, even if they have already been published online as part of an open access dissertation. Similar to how preprints are treated, online disssertations often also do not count as "prior publication" according to many publihers's policies. see also: Discussion document on best practice for issues around theses publishing (by the Commitee on Publication Ethics)

Publishers' policies on cumulative doctoral theses

The following table gives an overview of the most important publisher's policies on integrating content into doctoral theses.

Provision of ETH Zurich

According to the valid Doctoral Regulations and the Implementation Regulations of ETH Zurich, the use of the published article version (publisher's version pdf) is not allowed.

Licence & Acknowledgement

The following list is distributed under a Creative Commons Public Domain Dedication (CC0). It was originally retrieved from the Publisher thesis policies list provided by TU Berlin. 


PublisherReuse permitted in doctoral theses for...Special requirementsPrior publication regulation (e.g. will the publisher accept your article even if you have already posted it online as part of your open access theses?)SourceLast checked
AAAS (American Association for the Advancement of Science)
  • All or part of the own article 
  • Preprint = no embargo
  • Postprint (without publisher's templates) = only after official publication by publisher

Include fixed statement: "This is the author’s version of the work. It is posted here by permission of the AAAS for personal use, not for redistribution. The definitive version was published in [Science Journal Title] on [Volume number and date], DOI: [insert DOI number]."




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ACM (Association for Computing Machinery)
  • All or part of the own article (Journal Article, Conference Papers)
  • Preprint, Postprint (without publisher's templates)
  • No embargo

permittedhttps://authors.acm.org/author-resources/author-rights 

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ACS (American Chemical Society)
  • All or part of the own Journal Article
  • Preprint, Postprint, (without publisher's templates)
  • No embargo
  • "Reprinted with permission from [COMPLETE REFERENCE CITATION], Copyright [YEAR] American 
    Chemical Society." Insert the appropriate wording in place of the capitalized words.
  • If the dissertation to be published is in electronic format, a direct link to the Published Work must also be included using the ACS Articles on Request author-directed link. 

Journals have different policies on prior publication, cf. 
http://pubs.acs.org/page/policy/prior/index.html
→ check policy for each journal


https://pubs.acs.org/pb-assets/acspubs/Migrated/dissertation-1632927826810.pdf


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AGU (American Geophysical Union)
  • All or part of the own Article
  • Preprint, Postprint  (without publisher's templates)  
  • No Embargo
  • Please note other criteria for use.

Required information see link to publisher.


Publications Policies | AGU

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AIP (American Institute of Physics)
  • All or part of the own Journal Article
  • Preprint, Postprint, (without publisher's templates)
  • No embargo
  • submitted and accepted articles: include fixed statement "The following article has been submitted to/accepted by [Name of Journal]. After it is published, it will be found at (URL/link to the entry page of the journal)"
  • published articles: include fixed statement "This article may be downloaded for personal use only. Any other use requires prior permission of the author and AIP Publishing. The following article appeared in (citation of published article) and may be found at (URL/link for published article abstract)."
permitted

Author licenses

License to publish agreement for journals

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A.D.

AMS (American Mathematical Society)
  • All or part of the own Article
  • Preprint, postprint (without publisher's templates)
  • No embargo
  • include fixed statement "First published in [Publication] in [volume/issue number and year], published by the American Mathematical Society"
  • include applicable copyright notice ("© 202x American Mathematical Society."
    or "© 202x by [author(s) name(s)]")
permittedAMS Copyright Policy
Consent to Publish and Copyright Agreement Form

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APA (American Psychological Association)
  • All or part of the own Article
  • Preprint, postprint (without publisher's templates)
  • No embargo
  • Use publisher's citation guidelines.
  • Permission to use the preprint or postprint in a doctoral thesis may be required from the respective journal.

APA Journals® Internet Posting 

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APS (American Physical Society)
  • All or part of the own Journal Article
  • Preprint, postprint (without publisher's templates)
  • No embargo
Include APS copyright credit line ("© [YEAR] American Physical Society") and bibliographic citation
APS Copyright Policies and Frequently Asked Questions

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ASBMB (American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology)
  • All or part of the own Journal Article
  • Preprint, postprint, (without publisher's templates)
  • No embargo

Use publisher's citation guidelines.

n.a.


Editorial Policies (asbmb.org)

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ASCE (American Society of Civil Engineers)
  • ASCE grants permission
  • Postprint (without publisher's templates)
  • No embargo
Citation and link must be includedn.a.

https://ascelibrary.org/author-center/rights-permissions#authors-material

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A.D.

ASM (American Society for Microbiology)
  • Right to reuse the own full article in his/her dissertation or thesis.
  • postprint (without publisher's templates)
  • No embargo
Use publisher's citation guidelines.



https://journals.asm.org/author-self-archiving-permissions

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ASME (American Society of mechanical engineers)
  • author's own article: must obtain publisher's permission 
author must obtain publisher's permissionauthor must obtain publisher's permission

https://www.asme.org/publications-submissions/journals/information-for-authors/journal-guidelines/rights-and-permissions


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Böhlau
  • Author own article or book chapter
  • All or part of the journal article
  • Preprint, Postprint (without publisher's templates)
  • No embargo
n.a.n.a.Self Archiving Policy

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Brill
  • Author own article or book chapter
  • Preprint, postprint (without publisher's templates)
  • no embargo 
n.a.n.a.Self-Archiving Rights 

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Cambridge University Press (Books)
  • Author or co-Author own book chapter 
  • All or part of the book chapter
  • Preprint (without publisher's templates) w/o embargo
  • Postprint (without publisher's templates) w/ 6 months embargo after publication
Include fixed statement:
"Reprinted with permission. This material has been published in [Title] by / edited by [Author / Editor]. This version is free to view and download for personal use only. Not for re-distribution, re-sale or use in derivative works. 
© insert copyright holder.
"
n. a.

Green Open Access Policy for Books


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Cambridge University Press (Journals)
  • Author or co-Author own journal article
  • Preprint, postprint, (without publisher's templates)
  • Some journals may have deviating policies (see Spreadsheet in column 5)
include fixed statement:
"Reprinted with permission. This article has been published in a revised form in [Journal] [http://doi.org/XXX]. This version is free to view and download for private research and study only. Not for re-distribution, re-sale or use in derivative works. © copyright holder."
n.a.

Green Open Access Policy for Journals

Spreadsheet Journal Policies Overview

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Copernicus
  • Open access publisher!
  • All or part of the journal article
  • Preprint, postprint, (without publisher's templates) 
  • No embargo
n.a.permittedLicence and copyright agreement

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De Gruyter
  • Author own journal article or book chapter
  • All or part of the journal article or book chapter
  • preprint, postprint (without publisher's templates)
  • 12 months embargo 
n.a.n.a.

Rights and Permissions


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Edward Elgar
  • Author own journal article or book chapter
  • All or part of own article or book chapter (max. two chapters)
  • preprint, postprint version (without publisher's templates)

Citation: The final version is available in [insert book title] edited by [insert editor(s) or author(s)], published in 20xx by Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd http://dx.doi.org/10.4337/978XXXXXXXXXX.000XX
The material cannot be used for any other purpose without further permission of the publisher, and is for private use only.

n.a.

Reuse of your work

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ECS (Electrochemical Society)
  • Author own article
  • Preprint, postprint (without publisher's templates)
  • 12 months Embargo

n.a.

n.a.

Author rights and article sharing (IOP)

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Elsevier
  • All or part of the own journal article
  • Preprint, postprint, (without publisher's templates) 
  • No embargo
n.a.
  • generally permitted, some journals have deviating rules: check policy for each journal

Permissions 
Copyright

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Emerald
  • Author own journal article or book chapter
  • Preprint, postprint (without publisher's templates)
  • No embargo
n.a.n.a.Emerald author rights

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Frontiers
  • Open access publisher!
  • All or part of the Journal Article
  • Preprint, postprint, (without publisher's templates) 
  • No embargo
n.a.
  • permitted 
  • some journals have different policies for print-only theses: check policy for each journal
Author Guidelines

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GSA (Geological Society of America)
  • All or part of the own journal article
  • Preprint or postprint (without publisher's templates)
  • No embargo
Please provide the bibliographic citation and the GSA copyright credit line on an appropriate page.n.a.

Author Guidelines Copyright Information

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IAEE (International Association for Energy Economics)
  • All or part of the own journal article
  • Preprint, postprint, (without publisher's templates) 
  • No embargo
Please cite and indicate the source properly.n.a.Publishing Agreement 
Green Open Access 
EJ Publishing Agreement

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IEEE
  • All or part of the own article
  • Journal article, Book chapter
  • Preprint, postprint (without publisher's templates) 
  • No embargo
Include fixed statement: "© 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."permitted

Authors Rights and Responsibilities

Post-Publication Policy

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IGI Global
  • All or part of the own article
  • Preprint and postprint (without publisher's templates)

n.a.

  • author must obtain publisher's permission

IGI Global's Fair Use Policy


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IOP (Institute of Physics)
  • All or part of the own journal article
  • Preprint, postprint (without publisher's templates)
  • 12 months embargo for postprint
Include statement: "This is the Accepted Manuscript version of an article accepted for publication in [NAME OF JOURNAL].  IOP Publishing Ltd is not responsible for any errors or omissions in this version of the manuscript or any version derived from it.  The Version of Record is available online at [insert DOI]."n.a.Author Rights Policy

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IWA Publishing
  • All or part of the own journal article
  • Preprint, postprint (without publisher's templates)
  • No embargo
  • Unpublished articles: note that publisher and journal has to be included, recommended to include date of submission
  • Published articles: reference published material, preferably with fixed statement "©IWA Publishing [year of publication]. The definitive peer-reviewed and edited version of this article is published in [name of journal] [volume] [issue] [pages] [year] [DOI] and is available awww.iwapublishing.com."
n.a.IWA Publishing: Rights and Permissions

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Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (Wolters Kluwer)
  • All or part of the own journal article
  • Preprint or Postprint (without publisher's templates): 
  • 12 months embargo for articles published in hybrid journals
  • 6 months embargo for articles published in journals w/o OA option
  • Include statement for postprint: "This is a pre-copyedited, author-produced version of an article accepted for publication in [insert journal title]. The published version of record [insert complete citation information here] is available online at: xxxxxxx [insert URL and DOI of the published article from the Journal website]."
n.a. please contact the responsible editor before submission

Lippincott Journals for Institutions and Funders

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Mary Ann Liebert
  • Preprint or Postprint of own article (without publisher's templates) 
  • No embargo 
  • Please add the following statement: “Final publication is available from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers http://dx.doi.org/[insert DOI]”
n.a.

Author Information Submission Guidelines 

Self-Archiving Policy

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MDPI (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute)
  • Open access publisher!
  • All or part of Journal Article
  • Preprint, postprint,  (without publisher's templates)
  • No embargo
n.a.permittedMDPI Open Access Information and Policy

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Nature portfolio
  • All or part of the own journal article
  • Preprint, postprint  (without publisher's templates)
  • Authors should cite the publication reference and DOI number on the first page of any deposited version, and provide a link from it to the URL of the published article on the journal's website.
permitted

Nature author licence policy
Nature Permissions requests

Nature journals' policy on duplicate publication


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Optica Publishing Group (Optical Society of America, OSA)
 
  • Author own article Postprint (without publisher's templates)
  • No embargo
  • Please add the following statement: "© XXXX [year] Optical Society of America]. One print or electronic copy may be made for personal use only. Systematic reproduction and distribution, duplication of any material in this paper for a fee or for commercial purposes, or modifications of the content of this paper are prohibited."
permittedAuthor Resources: Copyright Transfer and Licensing Information (optica.org)

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Oxford University Press (Books)
  • Author own Book chapter
    (max. 1 chapter per book/anthology)
  • Preprint, Postprint  (without publisher's templates)
  • Embargo for postprint of 12–24 months
    → varies per discipline, cf. Author Reuse
  • submitted, unpublished books: include fixed statement: "This is a draft of a chapter/article that has been accepted for publication by Oxford University Press in the forthcoming book [title] by/edited by (Author/editor) due for publication in [year]."
  • published books: include fixed statement "[Title] by/edited by [Author/editor], [year of publication], reproduced by permission of Oxford University Press [link to OUP catalogue if available, or OUP website]"
permittedAuthor reuse and self-archiving

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Oxford University Press (Journals)
  • All or part of the journal article
  • Preprint, postprint (without publisher's templates)
  • Embargo: postprint 12–24 months, check per journal: journal list
  • submitted, unpublished articles, include fixed statement: "This article has been accepted for publication in [Journal Title] Published by Oxford University Press."
  • published articles, include fixed statement: "This is a pre-copyedited, author-produced version 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 and DOI of the article on the OUP website]."
generally permitted, managing editor should be informedAuthor self-archiving policy 
Embargo periods per journal
Publication Rights Policies

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PLOS (Public Library of Science)
  • Open access publisher!
  • All or part of the Journal article
  • Preprint, postprint, (without publisher's templates)
  • No embargo
n.a.permitted

Open Access, e.g. PLOS One Criteria for PublicationEthical Publishing Practice | Licenses and Copyright


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PNAS (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the U.S.A.)
  • Preprint or Postprint (without publisher's templates)
  • 6 months embargo
Provide a link to the work on PNAS.org and include a copyright statementn.a. please contact the responsible editor

PNAS Author Center

PNAS Rights and Permissions

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Routledge
  • Book chapter (max. 1 chapter per book)
  • Postprint (without publisher's templates)
  • 12 months embargo for STM; 18 months embargo for humanities and social sciences
  • In some cases, exceptions can be made to the embargo periods to meet funder mandates
  • include fixed statement: "This is an Accepted Manuscript of a book chapter published by Routledge/CRC Press in [BOOK TITLE] on [date of publication]"
  • Postprints can even be included with a Creative Commons license, if applicable



Policy unknown  managing editor should be contactedPublishing Open Access Books: Chapters

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RS (Royal Society)
  • All or part of the journal article
  • Preprint or Postprint (without publisher's templates)
  • No embargo
Citation and link must be included; Postprints (AAM) can even be included with CC-BY  license, if applicablePermitted

Preprints, accepted author manuscripts and embargoes

Misconduct and redundant publication

Licence to publish

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RSC (Royal Society of Chemistry)
  • All or part of the journal article
  • Preprint, postprint, (without publisher's templates)
  • No embargo

Acknowledgement must be included: "Reproduced from Ref. XX with permission from the Royal Society of Chemistry"

PermittedLicences, copyright & permissions, 
Our processes & policies,

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SAGE
  • All or part of the journal article
  • Preprint, postprint, (without publisher's templates)
  • No embargo
  • Some journlas have exceptions, please check SAGE Website
DOI and fixed statement must be included: "Author(s), Article Title, Journal Title (Journal Volume Number and Issue Number) pp. xx-xx. Copyright © [year] (Copyright Holder). Reprinted by permission of SAGE Publications."generally permitted, except for some journals (cf. journal exceptions), follow directions for Prior PublicationJournal Author Archiving Policies and Re-Use, 
Copyright and Permissions

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SIAM (Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics)
  • All or part of the journal article
  • Preprint, postprint, (without publisher's templates)
  • No embargo
  • not before original article has been published
  • include fixed statement "First Published in [Publication] in [volume and number, or year], published by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM)"
  • include copyright notice as stated in article
    (e.g., "Copyright © by SIAM. Unauthorized reproduction of this article is prohibited.")
n.a.

SIAM Open Access

Consent to Publish (PDF)

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SEG (Society of Exploration Geophysicists)
  • All or part of the journal article
  • Preprint, postprint, (without publisher's templates) 
  • No embargo
n.a.Permitted

SEG Policy on Open-access Publishing

Permissions

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SPIE (Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers)
  • Postprint (without publisher's templates)
  • No embargo but after release of the original article

Must include the following information:

  • Copyright XXXX (year) Society of Photo‑Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE).
  • Citation: Author(s), “Paper, Poster, or Presentation Title,” Proc. SPIE Volume Number, Volume Title, Paper Number (Publication Date). http://dx.doi.org/DOI
n.a.https://www.spiedigitallibrary.org/article-sharing-policies

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Springer 

  • Postprint, (without publisher's templates)
  • No embargo but after release of the original article
  • Permission for re-use of book chapters has to be obtained directly

Copyright Statement (journal article):

  • Accepted version → Include fixed statement: "This version of the article has been accepted for publication, after peer review (when applicable) and is subject to Springer Nature’s AM terms of use, but is not the Version of Record and does not reflect post-acceptance improvements, or any corrections. The Version of Record is available online at: http://dx.doi.org/[insert DOI]"

Please check the Copyright Transfer Statement (CTS) or Licence to Publish (LTP) that you have signed with Springer Nature to find further information about the reuse of your content.

Inclusion of unpublished articles in thesis not permitted.

https://www.springer.com/gp/open-access/publication-policies

https://www.springer.com/gp/rights-permissions/obtaining-permissions/882

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Taylor & Francis
  • All or part of the journal article
  • Preprint, postprint (without publisher's templates)
  • Embargo: journals have varying embargoes → check per journal, cf. Open Acces journal finder

Copyright statements:

  • unpublished articles: preprint may be used only, recommended to include note on journal and submission date (e.g. "This is the original manuscript of an article submitted to Taylor & Francis in [JOURNAL TITLE]")
  • published articles: include fixed statement "This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in [JOURNAL TITLE] on [date of publication], available at: https://doi.org/[Article DOI].”
Permitted for preprintsSharing versions of journal artlices

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Thieme
  • Article
  • Postprint (without publisher's templates)
  • 12 months embargo
  • The archived version must contain a reference to the copyright of the publisher and a link to the Published Journal Article in the e-journals system of Thieme if the article has been published
    online. 
not permitted: Thieme Publishing Group will not accept material for publication in a journal that has previously been published elsewhere.Archiving Policy

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Wiley
  • All or part of the journal article
  • Preprint (without publisher's templates); No embargo
  • Postprint (without publisher's templates) Embargo: 12-24 months. 12 months for (STM) and 24 months for (SSH) journals after publication of the final article. Use Author Compliance Tool to check the embargo period for individual journals.

Copyright statements

  • Preprint: "This is the pre-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 Use of Self-Archived Versions."
  • Postprint: "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 Use of Self-Archived Versions. This article may not be enhanced, enriched or otherwise transformed into a derivative work, without express permission from Wiley or by statutory rights under applicable legislation. Copyright notices must not be removed, obscured or modified. The article must be linked to Wiley’s version of record on Wiley Online Library and any embedding, framing or otherwise making available the article or pages thereof by third parties from platforms, services and websites other than Wiley Online Library must be prohibited."
generally permitted, some journals have deviating rules → check policy for each journalWiley FAQ licensing and copyright, 
Wiley Self-archving policy, 
CTA Sample, 
ELA Sample

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Wiley-VCH
  • All or part of the journal article
  • Preprint (without publisher's templates); No embargo
  • Postprint (without publisher's templates) Embargo: 12-24 months. 12 months for (STM) and 24 months for (SSH) journals after publication of the final article. Use Author Compliance Tool to check the embargo period for individual journals.

Copyright statements

  • Preprint: "This is the pre-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 Use of Self-Archived Versions."
  • Postprint: "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 Use of Self-Archived Versions.
Policy ambiguous
 recommended to contact managing editor
Copyright Transfer Agreement
Author Compliance Tool

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World Scientific
  • All or part of the journal article
  • Preprint, postprint (without publisher's templates)
  • Embargo:
    12 months for postprint

Copyright statements

  • unpublished articles under review (preprint): include fixed statement "Preprint of an article submitted for consideration in [Journal] © [Year] [copyright World Scientific Publishing Company] [Journal URL]"
  • published articles (preprint): include fixed statement "Preprint of an article published in [Journal, Volume, Issue, Year, Pages] [Article DOI] © [copyright World Scientific Publishing Company] [Journal URL]"
  • published articles (postprint): include fixed statement "Electronic version of an article published as [Journal, Volume, Issue, Year, Pages] [Article DOI] © [copyright World Scientific Publishing Company] [Journal URL]"
permitted (include statement)Author Rights

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