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The International Institute of Social History and Cambridge University Press are together committed to the development of sustainable open access publishing models that maximise the global impact of published research. To this end we have established an open access policy for the International Review of Social History that balances the principles of broad, uninhibited global accessibility and free publication for authors, alongside a commitment to financially support the continuing work of the journal in reviewing, developing, disseminating and preserving the best international scholarship in this field. The core elements of this policy are outlined below:
- The final PDF of all articles, reviews and bibliographies will be made freely available digitally through Cambridge Journals Online twenty-four months after the original publication of the issue in which they appear. This free availability extends back to all articles published in or after 1998. Enhanced HTML and mobile formats will remain accessible only to subscribers.
- All authors will be permitted to deposit the ‘accepted manuscript’ version of their article, without embargo and from the point of acceptance, in their institutional repository or any non-commercial subject repository. The status of 'accepted manuscript' requires confirmation by the executive editor of the International Review of Social History.
- All authors will be permitted to reproduce their contribution in full, partial or adapted form in any future publication of which they are the author or editor, subject to usual acknowledgment.
The above terms are the general Open Access conditions that will
be applied to every future contribution to the journal under this
policy. No open access publication fees apply in these circumstances.
For those authors who wish to make the final version of their article
freely available through the publisher's website from the day of
publication or who are subject to open access mandates, an alternative
unembargoed ‘gold’ open access option is available which is subject to
payment of an Article Publishing Charge by the author’s funding body or
institution. Authors who are interested in this option or who are liable
to an open access mandate should contact the editorial office for
further details (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Contributors to the International Review of Social History can be assured that these policies comply with all known international open access mandates introduced by research funding bodies. Further details concerning copyright and re-use can found on the Review’s copyright licence form.