Repository Policy

In line with the Journal's Open Access Policy, authors retain the copyright of their published article and there is no embargo period. Authors are allowed to place the submitted manuscript, author accepted manuscript (peer-reviewed and accepted by the Journal), and the version of record (VOR) in an institutional or other repository/archive. See our policy recorded on Sherpa Romeo website.

The VOR is the final (peer-reviewed, accepted, copyedited, and formatted) version of an article that will have been assigned a DOI and published online on accompanied by a printable PDF of the same.


Sharing Your Published Work

The VOR may be:

  • Placed on the author’s institutional repository or archive—a link using the DOI must be provided
  • Posted on the author's personal website—a link using the DOI must be provided
  • Presented at a meeting or conference
  • Shared for teaching purposes or with a research group
  • Posted on social media

Once self-archived, individual users may view, print, download, and copy self-archived articles for non-commercial/non-promotional research and private study purposes, as well as text and data mine the content under the following conditions:

  • You, the author, must be given appropriate credit (ie, author’s name, copyright notice, license notice), and the work cannot be altered in such a way that your reputation or integrity may be questioned.
  • The user is obligated to ensure that any reuse of third-party content complies with the copyright policies of the owner of that content.