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One publisher found when searched for: Publisher: Elsevier
Publisher: Elsevier, United States
Journals: (~2234 journals) (including journals with special policies) - involving 557 other organisations
RoMEO: This is a RoMEO green publisher
Copyright: Unleashing the power of academic sharing - Sharing Policy - Sharing and Hosting Policy FAQ - Green open access - Journal Embargo Period List (pdf) - Journal Embargo List for UK Authors - Attaching a User License (pdf) - Funding Body Agreements
Updated: 01-May-2015
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:
  • Authors pre-print on any website, including arXiv and RePEC
  • Author's post-print on author's personal website immediately
  • Author's post-print on open access repository after an embargo period of between 12 months and 48 months
  • Permitted deposit due to Funding Body, Institutional and Governmental policy or mandate, may be required to comply with embargo periods of 12 months to 48 months
  • Author's post-print may be used to update arXiv and RepEC
  • Publisher's version/PDF cannot be used
  • Must link to publisher version with DOI
  • Author's post-print must be released with a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives License
Mandated OA: green tickAction on Hearing Loss (Compliant - see conditions); green tickANR (Compliant - see conditions); green tickArthritis Research UK (Paid OA option); green tickARC (Paid OA option); green tickFWF (Compliant); green tickAutism Speaks (Compliant - see conditions); green tickBBSRC (Paid OA option); green tickBrain Tumour Charity (Compliant - see conditions); green tickBreakthrough Breast Cancer (Paid OA option); green tickBHF (Paid OA option); green tickCBCRA (Compliant - see conditions); green tickCIHR (Paid OA option); green tickCancer Research UK (Paid OA option); green tickCSO (Paid OA option); green tickCM (Compliant - see conditions); green tickDanish National Research Foundation (Compliant - see conditions); green tickDoH (Paid OA option); green tickDFG (Compliant - see conditions); green tickDMT (Compliant - see conditions); green tickESRC (Paid OA option); green tickEOC (Compliant - see conditions); green tickEuropean Commission [FP7] (Compliant - see conditions); green tickCERN (Compliant); green tickERC (Compliant - see conditions); green tickFight for Sight (Compliant); green tickFondazione Cariplo (Compliant - see conditions); green tickFWO (Compliant - see conditions); green tickFormas (Compliant - see conditions); green tickFraunhofer-Gesellschaft (Compliant - see conditions); green tickDFF (Compliant - see conditions); green tickHSF (Paid OA option); green tickHHMI (Paid OA option); green tickHøjteknologifonden (Compliant - see conditions); green tickInserm (Compliant - see conditions); green tickIRCSET (Compliant - see conditions); green tickKnut och Alice Wallenbergs Stiftelse (Compliant - see conditions); crossMarie Curie (Non-compliant); green tickMRC (Paid OA option); green tickMND Association (Paid OA option); green tickNHMRC (Compliant - see conditions); green tickNRC (Compliant - see conditions); green tickNERC (Paid OA option); green tickNWO (Compliant - see conditions); green tickOICR (Compliant - see conditions); green tickOTKA (Compliant - see conditions); green tickParkinson's UK (Paid OA option); green tickPPARC (Compliant - see conditions); green tickPhelan-McDermid Syndrome Foundation (Compliant - see conditions); green tickRådet for Teknologi og Innovation (Compliant - see conditions); green tickSNF (Compliant - see conditions); green tickSTFC (Paid OA option); green tickStrategiske Forskningsråd (Compliant - see conditions); green tickTelethon Foundation (Paid OA option); green tickNIH (Compliant); green tickWellcome Trust (Paid OA option); green tickWorld Bank (Compliant - see conditions); green tickWHO (Compliant)
Paid Open Access: Open Access
  • Publisher last reviewed on 03/06/2015
Exceptions to this policy:
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GreenCan archive pre-print and post-print or publisher's version/PDF
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