Research Funder Compliance
Our open access publishing solutions allows you to easily comply with the open access policies of your institution, government and funding body. If you are employed or funded by the National Institute of Health (NIH), the Wellcome Trust, Research Councils UK (RCUK) or Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), you can find more information below:
Wellcome Trust Policy
To easily comply, you can choose to have your article published open access with open option or via an open access journal under the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license. Remember to request the CC BY license when ordering open access. Publication charge will be covered by the Wellcome Trust.
Research Councils UK (RUCK)
To easily comply, you can choose to have your article published open access with open option or via an open access journal under the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY)license. Remember to request the CC BY license when ordering open access. Publication charge will be covered by the RUCK.
HHMI and NIH Public Access Policy
In order to assist our authors who have NIH funding to comply with this policy, Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. publishers will deposit the final published article to PubMed Central (PMC) on behalf of the authors. Authors need not take any action. The manuscript's public access posting on PMC will occur 12 months after final publication. This service is provided free of charge. Authors are strongly encouraged to consider publishing with open option or via an open access journal to remove the 12 month embargo period.
Publishing in Subscription Journals
By signing the copyright transfer statement, authors still retain a set of rights that allow for self-archiving.
Authors may archive their preprint manuscripts (version prior to peer review) at any time without restrictions. Authors may archive their postprint manuscripts (accepted version after peer review) in institutional repositories, preprint servers, and research networks after a 12 month embargo. The 12-month embargo period begins when the article is published online. Postprints must not be used for commercial purposes and acknowledgement must be given to the final publication, and publisher, by inserting the DOI number of the article in the following sentence: “Final publication is available from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers http://dx.doi.org/[insert DOI]”. Authors may archive on their personal website without an embargo provided their manuscript is updated with an acknowledgement to the publisher copyright and final published version.
The final published article (version of record) can never be archived in a repository, preprint server, or research network.
Publishing Open Access
Authors that wish to easily comply with funder or institutional open access mandates should consider publishing open access. Liebert Open Access option allows authors to make their research freely available online without restrictions. Additionally, Liebert Open Access option allows authors to retain copyright, archive and share the final published version of their article without restrictions. To publish open access please email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit Liebert Open Access for more information.