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Policy K

Postprint use of Oxford Journals Content

This journal does not permit authors to deposit their accepted manuscript ("postprint") or final published version of the article in institutional and/or centrally organized repositories.

A postprint 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.

Preprint use of Oxford Journals content

A preprint is defined here as the un-refereed author version of an article. For the majority of OUP journals, prior to acceptance for publication, authors retain the right to make a preprint version of the article available on their own personal website and/or that of their employer and/or in free public servers of preprints and/or articles in their subject area, provided that where possible they acknowledge that the article has been accepted for publication as follows:

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 xxxxxx]. All rights reserved.

Once the article has been published, we do not require that any preprint versions are removed. However, we do ask that these are not updated or replaced with the final published version. Where possible, the preprint notice should be amended to:

This is an un-refereed author version of an article published in [include the complete citation information for the final version of the Article as published in the print edition of the Journal.]

Once an article is accepted for publication, an author may not make a preprint available in this way or replace an existing preprint with the final published version 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 the post-print version or the final published version of their article 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 final published version of the article instead of the post-print version. 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 review Journals which offer an open access model.

In case of query please contact Journals Permissions