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Self-archive Policy
Self-archive policy
Authors of articles published in Xia & He journals are permitted to self-archive the preprint version of the article at any time, and may self-archive the postprint and published version without embargo.

Articles may be placed on:
1. The author's personal website
2. The author's company/institutional repository or archive
3. Non-for-profit subject-based preprint servers or repositories (preprints)
4. Non-for-profit subject-based repositories such as PubMed Central (postprints) and Research Gate
5. Other suitable non-for-profit sites

Preprint version

A preprint is the version of an article before peer-review. Authors are not requested to remove a preprint from a non-for-profit preprint server before submission. Upon acceptance, we recommend including an acknowledgement of acceptance on the first page, as follows:

“This is the pre-peer-reviewed version of the article which has been subsequently peer-reviewed and accepted for publication in [JOURNAL TITLE].”

After publication, the author may include the sentence:

“This is the pre-peer-reviewed version of the following article, which has been published online at [Link to final article using the DOI]: [FULL CITE].”

Postprint version

A postprint is the version of an article that has been peer-reviewed, revised, and accepted for publication, but prior to the final publication version which often includes copyediting, typesetting, and so forth. The following notice should be included on the first page:

“This is the peer-reviewed and pre-copyedited version of the article which has been accepted for publication in [JOURNAL TITLE].”

After publication, the author may include the sentence:

“This is the peer-reviewed and pre-copyedited version of the following article, which has been published online at [Link to final article using the DOI]: [FULL CITE]”

Published version

A published version is the article in formal format that is published online by the publisher. The version self-archived should include the full citation of the article on the first page.