Public Library of Science

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Public Library of Science

Green open access summary

This is a short summary of the green open access policy of Public Library of Science.

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Preprint: archiving allowed
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Postprint: archiving allowed
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Published version: archiving allowed


  • Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0
  • Authors retain copyright
  • Eligible UK authors may deposit in OpenDepot
  • Publisher's version/PDF may be used
  • Published source must be acknowledged with citation
  • Author's pre-prints can be deposited in pre-print servers
  • Publisher will deposit articles in PubMed Central
  • All titles are open access journals

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