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Green Open Access Books Policy

Many authors wish to post or archive copies of their work on their website or in institutional repositories; and in some cases they are encouraged or required to do so by their funders.

If your publishing agreement with Cambridge University Press contains a Green Open Access clause, unless it states otherwise you can post your manuscript in line with our Green OA policy. If your agreement does not contain a Green OA clause, contact us (openaccess@cambridge.org) if you want to check whether your work is covered by our policy.


Policy (Version 1.0)

Our Green OA policy allows you to post a portion of your monographs online. This policy does not apply to textbooks, professional books for practitioners, or works of reference, no part of which may be posted online without our prior approval. The work is contracted under standard publishing terms and therefore any reproduction of the posted text is governed by the usual copyright restrictions.

While your manuscript is under review with us and before it is under contract, you may deposit it as you wish. However, there are restrictions on how much you may post online of the final version that has been accepted at the start of production and of the published book (see below).

When posting a manuscript or published work, please ensure you:

  • Include appropriate wording such as: ‘This material has been published in [Title] by / edited by [Author / Editor]. This version is free to view and download for personal use only. Not for re-distribution, re-sale or use in derivative works. © insert copyright holder.
  • Include a link to the book in cambridge.org. Please also update your post of a submitted manuscript with this wording and links once the book is published.

You can archive different versions of your work, and we use the following definitions (adapted from NISO):

SMUR (Submitted Manuscript Under Review): Any version of the manuscript that is under formal review for publication.

AM (Accepted Manuscript): The version of the manuscript that has been accepted for publication. This version may include revisions resulting from peer review but may be subject to further editorial input by Cambridge University Press.

VoR (Version of Record): The version that is formally published.

 

 

 

Personal
webpage

Department or institutional repository

Non-commercial subject repository

Commercial repository or Social Media site

SMUR

At any time

At any time

At any time

At any time

AM

One chapter six months after publication.

One chapter six months after publication.

One chapter six months after publication.

One chapter six months after publication.

VoR

One chapter six months after publication.

One chapter six months after publication.

One chapter six months after publication.

One chapter six months after publication.

 

For edited collections, each contributor may archive their own single chapter. For co-authored chapters, the number of different chapters that are archived should be minimized.

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