BMJ Publishing Group

Preprint: archiving allowed.

Postprint: archiving allowed.

Published version: archiving forbidden.

Conditions

  • On author's personal website, institutional website or institutional repository immediately upon online publication
  • Publisher copyright and source must be acknowledged
  • Must link to publisher version
  • Publisher's version/PDF cannot be used
  • Authors retain copyright
  • If funding agency rules apply, authors may post articles in PubMed Central and mirror sites, website, institutional website or institutional repository
  • On PubMed Central after 12 months embargo from print publication, or as required by funding agency
  • If funding agency rules apply, authors may post articles in PubMed Central after 6 months embargo
  • On social networks such as ResearchGate and Mendeley after 6 months embargo from print publication
  • Author's post-print must be released with a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License
  • Publisher last contacted on 08/12/2014
  • Publisher last reviewed on 29/06/2015

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