Step 1: What are my rights as an author?

Your article has been accepted for publication: Check the publisher's policy on open access.

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  1. My article has been accepted for publication
  2. Checking my publisher's copyright policy

My article has been accepted for publication

You are free to publish in any journal you choose. Your peer-reviewed article must be deposited in the HAL open access repository, as soon as the paper is accepted for publication and at the latest upon publication. Be sure to check the publisher's copyright policy before depositing.

Checking my publisher's copyright policy

Situation 1 - My article has been / will be published open access: go to step 2.

Situation 2 - My article has not been / will not be published open access:

  1. Search SHERPA/RoMEO
  2. Make sure the publisher allows use of the post-print version, as stated on the SHERPA/RoMEO record.

SHERPA/RoMEO is a regularly updated database of peer-reviewed journal publishers’ agreements or CTA.

Read your publisher's copyright transfer agreement

Read your publishing agreement or licence with great care ("rights retained by authors" section).
If you are in any doubt, contact Laurent Jonchère.

If the publisher allows you to deposit the post-print version: go to step 2.