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Last Updated: Feb 01, 2018     Views: 30

  • You submit your article to the journal of your choice (you own all the copyrights until you transfer these to the publisher)
  • After the peer review process is finished and the paper accepted, you sign the copyright transfer agreement (under the Dartmouth Open Access policy, you have already retained rights to your final peer reviewed version)
    • In the rare cases where the publisher asks that the rights held under this policy be waived for the article, you can opt out of the Dartmouth Open Access Policy by sending the article information to You will automatically receive a note that the policy is waived for that article.
    • In the cases where the publisher asks authors to embargo posting their articles for a given period of time, no action is required on your part. 
  • You contribute your final, peer-reviewed, pre-published article to the institutional repository, currently under development.  If that version is already available, it will be gathered directly from that source. 
  • The final peer reviewed version of the article will be made available to the public through the Dartmouth digital infrastructure developed for promoting scholarly work at Dartmouth.