Geoscience Journal Policies on Self Archiving

The following chart lists the 20 journals that have published the largest number of articles by authors based at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory during the period from January 2006 through October 2010.

The chart further indicates the terms on which the journal publishers will permit authors to deposit copies of their articles with a university repository. Of the 20 journals, only one requires individual permission from the publisher. Eight allow authors to deposit the final published version of the article, either upon publication or following a delay or embargo of six months. With varying restrictions, 11 permit deposit only of the postprint version of the manuscript; this is the version that was accepted for publication, but not the final publisher’s PDF. One permits deposit only of the author’s pre-publication manuscript, in other words, the version that was submitted to the publisher for review.

Information about journal self-archiving policies is drawn from SHERPA/RoMEO, a database of journal policies on copyright and self-archiving.

Journal
Publisher
Author Can Deposit
Geophysical Research Letters
American Geophysical Union
publisher's version (6 months after publication)
Earth and Planetary Science Letters
Elsevier
postprint version
Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems
American Geophysical Union
publisher's version (6 months after publication)
Journal of Climate
American Meteorological Society
publisher's version (6 months after publication)
Quaternary Science Reviews
Elsevier
postprint version
Journal of Geophysical Research B: Solid Earth
American Geophysical Union
publisher's version (6 months after publication)
Paleoceanography
American Geophysical Union
publisher's version (6 months after publication)
Science
American Association for the Advancement of Science
postprint version
Journal of Geophysical Research C: Oceans
American Geophysical Union
publisher's version (6 months after publication)
Geology
Geological Society of America
postprint (with publisher's permission)
Nature Geoscience
Nature Publishing Group
postprint version (6 months after publication)
Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography
Elsevier
postprint version
Geophysical Journal International
Wiley-Blackwell
postprint version (restrictions vary)
Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America
Seismological Society of America
preprint version
Climate Dynamics
Springer
postprint version
Nature
Nature Publishing Group
postprint version (6 months after publication)
Journal of Geophysical Research D: Atmospheres
American Geophysical Union
publisher's version (6 months after publication)
Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta
Elsevier
postprint version
Journal of Petrology
Oxford University Press
postprint version (12 months after publication)
International Journal of Climatology
Royal Meteorological Society
publisher’s version must be used, no other allowed

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