Self-Archiving Policy

Publishing in Subscription Journals

By signing the copyright transfer statement, authors still retain a set of rights that allow for self-archiving. Authors may archive any version of their author manuscript (both preprint and postprint) after a 12-month embargo. The 12-month embargo period begins when the final published version of the article is published online. Authors may archive in repositories, preprint servers (e.g.,, and research networks (e.g., Research Gate). Acknowledgement must be given to the final publication by inserting the DOI number of the article in the following sentence: “The final published version is available from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers at[insert DOI]”.

The final published article (version of record) can never be archived in a repository, preprint server, or research network.

The views, opinions, findings, conclusions and recommendations set forth in any Journal article are solely those of the authors of those articles and do not necessarily reflect the views, policy or position of the Journal, its Publisher, its editorial staff or any affiliated Societies and should not be attributed to any of them.