American Psychological Association

blue Allows pre/post prints


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American Psychological Association

Green open access summary

This is a short summary of the green open access policy of American Psychological Association.

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


  • Authors' pre-print on any website
  • Authors' pre-print must be labeled with date and accompanied with statement that paper has not (yet) been published
  • Authors' post-print on author's web-site, employers server, academic social networks,, ResearchGate, Mendeley or institutional repository, after acceptance
  • Publisher copyright and source must be acknowledged
  • Must link to publisher version with DOI
  • Set statement must accompany deposit
  • Publisher's version/PDF cannot be used
  • APA will submit NIH author articles to PubMed Central, after author completion of form
  • Publisher last reviewed on 02/10/2017

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