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Open Access Policy


A preprint is an early version of an article prior to the version accepted for publication in a journal. This journal allows preprints to be posted anywhere at any time, including before submission to the journal. For more information, see our full preprint policy.

Open Access

This journal allows authors to make versions of their article Green Open Access in institutional or non-commercial subject repositories, or on their personal or departmental websites, under certain conditions. This allows authors to comply with the open access mandates of many funders and institutions.

For more information, see Cambridge University Press’s Green Open Access policy. For details about which versions of articles authors can post online, and where and when authors can post them, see the journal’s specific conditions. This journal's Green Open Access policy is not compatible with Plan S.

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Social Sharing

Journals participating in Cambridge Core Share allow a read-only version of a final published PDF (the Version of Record) to be shared and easily accessed by anyone. Core Share links, and Core Share PDFs containing the links, can be freely shared on social media sites and scholarly collaboration networks to enhance both the impact and discoverability of research.

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