Cochrane Collaboration

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Cochrane Collaboration

Green open access summary

This is a short summary of the green open access policy of Cochrane Collaboration.

White circle
Preprint: policy unclear
Red circle
Postprint: archiving forbidden
Green circle
Published version: archiving allowed


  • Applies to Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
  • On author's personal website or institutional website
  • On institutional repository or funder's designated repository, including PubMed Central after 12 months embargo
  • Publisher's version/PDF must be used
  • Set statement to accompany deposit
  • Authors retain copyright
  • Must link to publisher version
  • Publisher last reviewed on 10/05/2015

Policy details