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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 on behalf of the Royal Astronomical Society.

Authors may replace their author’s original version with the accepted manuscript or the version of record when their article is accepted for publication or upon publication in the journal (respectively). However, there is no obligation to do so and authors may continue to post their original version.

Accepted manuscript

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 a PDF of the accepted manuscript to institutional and/or centrally organized repositories and/or in free public servers, upon acceptance for publication in the journal.

When uploading an accepted manuscript, authors should include the following acknowledgment with complete citation information as well as a link to the version of record once these are available. 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”.

Authors may upload the version of record to institutional and/or centrally organized repositories and/or in free public servers, upon publication in the journal.







When uploading the version of record, authors should include a credit line and a link to the article on the OUP website. This will guarantee that the definitive version is readily available to those accessing your article from public repositories, and means that your article is more likely to be cited correctly.







Authors should include the following credit line when depositing the version of record.







This article has been accepted for publication in [Journal Title] ©: [year] [owner as specified on the article] Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Royal Astronomical Society. All rights reserved.

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