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One publisher found when searched for: Publisher: American Heart Association
Publisher: American Heart Association, United States
Journals: 13 journals (including journals with special policies) - involving 2 other organisations
RoMEO: This is a RoMEO yellow publisher
Copyright: Pre-print Policy - Public Access Policy
Updated: 08-Jun-2018
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)
  • If required by funding agency or institutional policy
  • 6 months embargo
Publisher's Version/PDF: cross  author cannot archive publisher's version/PDF
General Conditions:
  • Author's pre-print on pre-print server only
  • Must inform publisher of any pre-print deposit
  • Author's pre-print must not be updated with future versions
  • Author's post-print on Institutional repository or funding agency repository
  • On a non-profit server
  • Publisher's version/PDF cannot be used
  • Publisher will automatically deposit authors post-print in PubMed Central for NIH funded authors after 12 months
  • Publisher will automatically deposit authors post-print in PubMed Central for HHMI and Wellcome Trust funded authors after 6 months
  • Authors may place a 'toll-free' link to their article on authors' personal website or institutional website without embargo
  • Must link to publisher version with DOI
Mandated OA: green tickARC (Compliant - see conditions); green tickFWF (Compliant - see conditions); green tickBBSRC (Compliant); green tickBHF (Compliant - see conditions); green tickCSO (Compliant - see conditions); green tickDoH (Compliant - see conditions); green tickDFG (Compliant - see conditions); green tickFWO (Compliant - see conditions); green tickHHMI (Compliant); green tickInserm (Compliant - see conditions); green tickMRC (Compliant); green tickNHMRC (Compliant - see conditions); green tickNIH (Compliant); green tickWellcome Trust (Compliant)
Paid Open Access: Open Access
  • Publisher last contacted on 07/06/2018
Exceptions to this policy:
  • JAHA - RoMEO Green
RoMEO Publisher ID: 209 - 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
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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