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Journal/Publisher Policies on depositing in institutional archives


This table is a list of journals with information on the publishers' policies on depositing copies of papers in institutional eprint archives. The list is not exhaustive; if you would like a title added, please e-mail us with your suggestions, nmbl@mba.ac.uk  

The information has been summarised from the Sherpa/Romeo Publishers' Copyright Listings which you should refer to for details of the conditions which apply to depositing pre-prints or post-prints. 

In this table, and on the Sherpa/Romeo listing pre-prints are defined as being the version of the paper before peer review and post-prints as being the version of the paper after peer-review, with revisions having been made. This means that in terms of content, post-prints are the article as published. However, in terms of appearance this might not be the same as the published article, as publishers often reserve for themselves their own arrangement of type-setting and formatting. Typically, this means that the author cannot use the publisher-generated .pdf file, but must make their own .pdf version for submission to a repository. 

The SHERPA/RoMEO listing tries to separate out the differing definitions and conditions implied by the use of the terms within each publisher's copyright transfer agreement and categorises the permissions and conditions accordingly. All information is correct to the best of our knowledge but should not be relied upon for legal advice. 

Journal (Publisher)  Publisher's pdf acceptable Post-print acceptable subject to conditions Pre-print acceptable subject to conditions  Must include a link to the publisher's version 
AME (Inter Research)  No No No -
Comparative Biochemistry & Physiology A, B & C (Elsevier)  No Yes Yes Yes
Deep Sea Research I & II (Elsevier)  No Yes Yes Yes
Environmental Microbiology (Blackwell)  No Yes Yes -
Fisheries Oceanography (Blackwell)  No Yes Yes -
Hydrobiologia (Kluwer/Springer)  No Yes Yes Yes
JEMBE (Elsevier)  No Yes Yes Yes
JGR C (American Geophysical Union)  No Yes No -
JMBA  Yes Yes Yes -
Journal of Marine Systems (Elsevier)  No Yes Yes Yes
Journal of Phycology (Blackwell)  No Yes Yes -
Journal of Plankton Research (Oxford University Press)  No Yes Yes Yes
Journal of Sea Research (Elsevier)  No Yes Yes Yes
L & O (ASLO)  - Yes Yes -
MEPS (Inter Research)  No No No -
Marine Environmental Research (Elsevier) No Yes Yes Yes
Marine Pollution Bulletin (Elsevier)  No Yes Yes Yes
Nature  No Yes Yes Yes
Plant Cell (American Society of Plant Biologists)  No Yes Yes -
Plant Physiology (American Society of Plant Biologists)  No Yes Yes -
Science  No Yes No Yes
Science of the Total Environment (Elsevier)  No Yes Yes Yes