Public response on behalf of SPARC, SPARC Europe and COAR regarding publishers self-deposit policies
We have recently noted that some journal publishers have sought to negotiate individually with universities and research institutes, seeking to increaseembargo periods for authors depositing their articles (final version or pre-prints) into repositories, and requesting embargo periods that go beyond what is already stated in the publishers’ own policies. We strongly urge institutions not to enter into individual agreements with publishers that supersede the existing policies of the publisher or any previous licensing agreements.
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