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Author Self-Archiving/Public Access policy

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IJE authors have the option to publish their paper under the Oxford Open initiative; whereby, for a charge, their paper will be made freely available online immediately upon publication. After your manuscript is accepted the corresponding author will be required to accept a mandatory licence to publish agreement. As part of the licensing process you will be asked to indicate whether or not you wish to pay for open access. If you do not select the open access option, your paper will be published with standard subscription-based access and you will not be charged.

Oxford Open articles are published under Creative Commons licences.

RCUK/Wellcome Trust funded authors publishing in IJE can use the Creative Commons Attribution licence (CC-BY) for their articles.

All other authors may use the following Creative Commons licences:
• Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial licence (CC-BY-NC)
• Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives licence (CC-BY-NC-ND)

Please click here for more information about the Creative Commons licences.

You can pay Open Access charges using our Author Services site. This will enable you to pay online with a credit/debit card, or request an invoice by email or post. The applicable open access charges vary according to which Creative Commons licence you select. The open access charges are as follows.

Charges for CC-BY
• Regular charge: £2000/ $3200 / €2600
• List B Reduced rate access country charge*: £1000/ $1600 / €1300
• List A Free access rate country charge*: £0 /$0 / €0

Charges for CC-BY-NC/CC-BY-NC-ND:
• Regular charge: £1750/ $2800 / €2275
• List B Reduced rate access country charge*: £875/ $1400 / €1140
• List A Free access country charge*: £0 /$0 / €0

*Visit our developing countries page for details of List A countries (authors entitled to free open access fees) and List B countries (authors entitled to reduced open access fees). Click here for a list of qualifying countries).

Open access charges are in addition to colour charges that may apply.

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