Embargo periods

When an article is self-archived in the publication archive, many publishers want to place an embargo – even if the self-archived version is the final draft, that is, a peer-reviewed manuscript. Embargoes usually are from 6 to 24 months. However, Elsevier may use even longer embargoes, for example, even 36 months for some journals in the fields of economics and education.

Many book publishers also allow the self-archiving of articles published in compilations. Their embargoes usually vary from 12 to 36 months

Some publishers do not use embargoes at all. In such a case, the article can be self-archived immediately after publication.

Regardless of embargoes, it is recommended to self-archive articles in JYX immediately after publication. The University Library clarifies and sets the embargoes of articles saved in JYX.

Even though the article itself cannot be accessed in JYX during the embargo, its metadata is visible for the world to see and the article can be found easily, for example, with a Google search. This benefits all research and is especially important for articles published in compilations: without self-archiving the articles may remain invisible to search engines.

In JYX, there is the Request a Copy from Author -link. With this link, people who want to read the article restricted with embargo can ask for it from the researcher.