The Green route to open access is also known as self-archiving. Upon acceptance for publication, the author deposits their accepted author manuscript (AAM) into an Open Access repository. The published version of the paper will be available by the publisher, behind a subscription paywall.
Publishers will have a required embargo period, which must expire before the manuscript can be made publicly available. This embargo period can vary between journals, and is often printed in the Copyright Transfer Agreement, which authors sign over to the publisher at the point of acceptance.
What does this mean to an LSE author?
Upon acceptance, LSE authors can email their AAM and details of the publication to email@example.com
. If possible, please also send a copy of the Copyright Transfer Agreement.
The team will check all the necessary copyright policies and make the paper available in LSE Research Online
after the embargo period expires.