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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.

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.

Our Green OA policy also specifies what content can be shared in social sharing sites. See our social sharing page for more background information about social sharing.

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 – as well as of the published book (see below for restrictions information).

When posting a manuscript or published work, please ensure that 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 the National Information Standards Organization – 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
web page

Department or institutional repository

Non-commercial subject repository

Commercial repository or social media site
(e.g. ResearchGate, Academia.edu, SSRN)

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 minimised.