Repository Policy

Please also read our Copyright and Licensing and the Archiving notice. The pre-print, post-print and publisher's version/PDF can be archived under the following conditions.

As soon as JRS has published an article, the version of the article that has been submitted, accepted for publication, and the published version can be used for a variety of non-commercial scholarly purposes, subject to full attribution under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0).

Author(s) may deposit and use the document as follows:

  • on personal website
  • on the company or institutional repository
  • on author's preferred subject repositories
  • on Social Collaboration Networks (SCNs) that have signed up to the Voluntary STM Sharing Principles
  • with individuals requesting personal use for teaching and training within the author’s institution, and as part of an author’s grant applications or theses/doctorate submissions.

Exceptions to this policy include:

  • the systematic upload or collation of JRS's articles across repositories,
  • any use of the documents in conjunction with advertising,
  • any use of the documents for promotional purposes by for-profit organizations,
  • any use that would confer monetary reward, commercial gain, or commercial exploitation.

For any specific queries in relation to repositories, please contact