American Psychological Association

Preprint: archiving allowed.

Postprint: archiving allowed.

Published version: archiving forbidden.


  • Authors' pre-print on a web-site
  • Authors' pre-print must be labeled with date and accompanied with statement that paper has not (yet) been published
  • Copy of authors final peer-reviewed manuscript as accepted for publication
  • Authors' post-print on author's web-site, employers server or institutional repository, after acceptance
  • Publisher copyright and source must be acknowledged
  • Must link to APA journal home page or article DOI
  • Article must include the following statement: 'This article may not exactly replicate the final version published in the APA journal. It is not the copy of record.'
  • Publisher's version/PDF cannot be used
  • APA will submit NIH author articles to PubMed Central, after author completion of form

Policy details