Self Archiving Policy

Authors of articles published in JSSH are permitted to self-archive the submitted (preprint) version of the article at any time, and may self-archive the accepted (peer-reviewed) version after an embargo period. 

Submitted (preprint) Version

The submitted version of an article is the author's version that has not been peer-reviewed, nor had any value added to it by JSSH (such as formatting or copy editing).

The submitted version may be placed on:

  • the author's personal website
  • the author's company/institutional repository or archive
  • not for profit subject-based preprint servers or repositories

Self-archiving of the submitted version is not subject to an embargo period. We recommend including an acknowledgement of acceptance for publication and, following the final publication, authors may wish to include the following notice on the first page:

"This is the pre-peer reviewed version of the following article: [FULL CITE], which has been published in final form at [Link to final article using the DOI]. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with JSSH Terms and Conditions for Use of Self-Archived Versions."

The version posted may not be updated or replaced with the accepted version (except as provided below) or the final published version (the Version of Record).

There is no obligation upon authors to remove preprints posted to not for profit preprint servers prior to submission.

Accepted (peer-reviewed) Version

The accepted version of an article is the version that incorporates all amendments made during the peer review process, but prior to the final published version (the Version of Record, which includes; copy and stylistic edits, online and print formatting, citation and other linking, deposit in abstracting and indexing services, and the addition of bibliographic and other material.

Self-archiving of the accepted version is subject to an embargo period of 24 months. 

The accepted version may be placed on:

  • the author's personal website
  • the author's company/institutional repository or archive
  • not for profit subject-based repositories such as PubMed Central

Articles may be deposited into repositories on acceptance, but access to the article is subject to the embargo period.

The version posted must include the following notice on the first page:

"This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: [FULL CITE], which has been published in final form at [Link to final article using the DOI]. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with JSSH Terms and Conditions for Use of Self-Archived Versions."

The version posted may not be updated or replaced with the final published version (the Version of Record). Authors may transmit, print and share copies of the accepted version with colleagues, provided that there is no systematic distribution, e.g. a posting on a listserve, network or automated delivery.

There is no obligation upon authors to remove preprints posted to not for profit preprint servers prior to submission.