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Guide to Open Access: Open Access Policies at Journals frequently published in by CSHL Faculty

An Overview of Our Changing System of Scholarly Communication

SHERPA/ROMEO

SHERPA RoMEO is an online resource that aggregates and analyses publisher open access policies from around the world and provides summaries of self-archiving permissions and conditions of rights given to authors on a journal-by-journal basis. RoMEO is a Jisc service and has collaborative relationships with many international partners, who contribute time and effort to developing and maintaining the service.

SHERPA/RoMEO allows users to search for the policies from journals and publishers they are interested in.

It is possible to search via Journal title/ISSN, Publisher names, and Exact title. You can also search using fragments of each search type.

 

When you search for a journal, the results are returned as below, showing the copyright policies and archiving options for the journal

Open Access policies of Selected Publishers

Understanding the intricacies of Open Access policies at various publishers can be difficult. To assist with that this section will breakdown the Open Access policies of the publishers and journals that are frequently published in by CSHL researchers.

 

National Academy of Sciences

The NAS publishes the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science and employs the following Open Access policy.

  • NAS allows Pre- and Post-Print versions to be deposited by the authors.
  • NAS has a paid open access option that authors can opt into, this means the publication will be available for free from the time of publication.
  • NAS complies with the NIH Public Access Policy and allows publications to be available 6 months after publication.

American Association for the Advancement of Science

AAAS publishes Science and employs the following Open Access policy.

  • AAAS allows Pre- and Post-Print versions to be deposited by the authors.
  • AAAS complies with the NIH Public Access Policy and allows publications to be available 6 months after publication.
  • Research papers are free with registration on Science’s Web site 12 months after publication.

Cell Press (Elsevier)

Cell Press publishes Cell, Neuron, Molecular Cell, and Cell Reports and employs the following Open Access policy.

  • Cell Press has a paid open access option of $5,000 per publication
  • Cell Press allows Post-Print versions to be deposited by the authors but not Pre-Print.
  • Cell Press complies with the NIH Public Access Policy and allows publications to be available 12 months after publication.

CSHL Press

CSHL Press publishes Cold Spring Harbor Protocols, Genes and Development, and Genome Research and employs the following Open Access policy.

  • CSHL Press allows Pre- and Post-Print versions to be deposited by the authors.
  • CSHL Press has a paid open access option of $2,500 per publication
  • CSHL Press complies with the NIH Public Access Policy and allows publications to be available 6 months after publication.

eLife

eLife publishes eLife and employs the following Open Access policy.

  • eLife allows Pre- and Post-Print versions to be deposited by the authors.
  • eLife is full open access

Nature Publishing Group

NPG publishes Nature, Nature Neuroscience, Nature Genetics and Nature Communications and employs the following Open Access policy.

  • For Nature, Nature Neuroscience, and Nature Genetics NPG allows Pre-Print versions to be deposited by the authors.
  • For Nature, Nature Neuroscience, and Nature Genetics NPG allows Post-Print versions to be deposited by the authors 6 months after publication.
  • For Nature, Nature Neuroscience, and Nature Genetics NPG complies with the NIH Public Access Policy and allows publications to be available 6 months after publication.
  • Nature Communications is full open access

Oxford University Press

OUP publishes Nucleic Acid Research and Bioinformatics and employs the following Open Access policy.

  • OUP allows Pre-Print versions to be deposited by the authors.
  • OUP complies with the NIH Public Access Policy and allows publications to be available 12 months after publication.
  • OUP has a paid open access option of $1,000-2,500 per publication

PLoS

PLoS publishes PLoS One and PLoS Genetics and employs the following Open Access policy.

  • PLoS is fully open access

Society for Neuroscience

SfN publishes Society for Neuroscience and employs the following Open Access policy.

  • SfN allows Pre-Print versions to be deposited by the authors.
  • SfN allows Post-Print versions to be deposited by the authors 6 months after publication
  • SfN complies with the NIH Public Access Policy and allows publications to be available 6 months after publication.