Author self-archiving policy
Author’s Original Version
The author’s original version is defined here as the un-refereed author version of an article that is considered by the author to be of sufficient quality to be submitted for formal peer review by a second party. The author accepts full responsibility for the article, which may have a version number or date stamp and the content and layout is set out by the author.
Prior to acceptance for publication in the journal, authors retain the right to make their original version of the article available on their own personal website and/or that of their employer and/or in free public servers of original version articles in their subject area, provided that, upon acceptance, they acknowledge that the article has been accepted for publication as follows:
This article has been accepted for publication in [Journal Title] Published by Oxford University Press.
Once an article is accepted for publication, an author may not make the version of record available in this way or replace their original version with the accepted manuscript or version of record.
The accepted manuscript is defined here as the final draft author manuscript, as accepted for publication by a journal, including modifications based on referees’ suggestions, before it has undergone copyediting and proof correction.
Authors may upload their accepted manuscript PDF to an institutional and/or centrally organized repository, provided that public availability is delayed until 6 months after first online publication in the journal.
When uploading an accepted manuscript to a repository, authors should include the following acknowledgment as well as a link to the version of record. This will guarantee that the version of record is readily available to those accessing the article from public repositories, and means that the article is more likely to be cited correctly.
This is a pre-copyedited, author-produced PDF 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 that the author will receive upon publication here].
Version of Record
The version of record is defined here as a fixed version of the journal article that has been made available by OUP by formally and exclusively declaring the article “published”. This includes any “early release” article that is formally identified as being published even before the compilation of a volume issue and assignment of associated metadata, as long as it is citable via some permanent identifier(s). This does not include any “early release” article that has not yet been “fixed” by processes that are still to be applied, such as copy-editing, proof corrections, layout, and typesetting.
A PDF of the version of record as it appears in the journal following copyediting and proof correction may not be deposited by authors in institutional repositories unless the article is published under the Oxford Open model.
Policy for Oxford Open articles only
Authors of Oxford Open articles are entitled to deposit their accepted manuscript or the version of record in institutional and/or centrally organized repositories and can make this publicly available immediately upon publication, provided that the journal and OUP are attributed as the original place of publication and that correct citation details are given. Authors should also deposit the URL of their published article, in addition to the PDF version.
The journal strongly encourages Oxford Open authors to deposit the version of record instead of the accepted manuscript. This will guarantee that the definitive version is readily available to those accessing your article from such repositories, and means that your article is more likely to be cited correctly.
Oxford Journals automatically deposits open access articles in PMC for the majority of journals participating in Oxford Open. For a list of journals involved and for the latest information on the status of PMC deposits for individual journals please see journals which offer an open access model.
In case of query please contact Journals Permissions