Self-Archiving (Green Open-Access)

General Information

University members can self-archive manuscripts of their publications in Phaidra and make them permanently available to the public for no costs.


The database SHERPA/RoMEO 1 offers information about the self-archiving policy of a large number of publishers and journals. However, legally binding are the regulations set in the publishing agreement. In case of doubt contact the publisher.

Manuscript versions

Please refer to the respective publishing agreement for the exact specifications. The most common versions for self-archiving purposes are:

  • Pre-Print (submitted version)
  • Post-Print (accepted version)

Embargo periods

In many cases embargo periods are set by publishers. They range from 6 to 24 months. Refer to your publishing agreement for further informaton.

Please consider:

We recommend to upload the manuscript as PDF / PDF-A file. Before storing the manuscript in Phaidra it is advisable to obtain the consent of all authors involved. Furthermore a reference to the official publication (DOI and/or bibliographical data) should be provided with the metadata.