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Frequently Asked Questions about accessing and sharing journal articles

Royal Society Te Apārangi currently publishes articles in eight quality peer-reviewed journals in partnership with Taylor & Francis, one of the world’s leading publishers of scholarly journals. Seven are published under the subscription-based model and 'Kōtuitui: New Zealand Journal of Social Sciences Online', is a Gold Open Access journal. Learn more about accessing or sharing articles in our journals.

FAQs

Are the seven subscription journals in Royal Society Te Apārangi's portfolio accessible by subscribers only?

Not necessarily. It depends on when the papers are originally published.

In a special arrangement with Taylor & Francis, all final published articles (namely the Version of Record in electronic form on Taylor & Francis Online) from our subscription journals are freely available to both subscribers and the general public three years after the close of each annual volume. This is known as ‘Open Archive’.

For example, from the beginning of 2020, all the articles published in 2016 and before will be free to everyone to read and download.

Recent articles of the current and the three preceding volume years are made available to personal and institutional subscribers only, although there are other ways to access various versions of the papers still under embargo.

Are Kōtuitui papers freely accessible by everyone?

Yes, all articles in Kōtuitui: New Zealand Journal of Social Sciences Online are immediately and permanently free for everyone to read and download upon publication. All articles in this journal are published under the Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) license, which determines how readers can share and use the article without the need to request permission. Kōtuitui currently offers a waiver on the Open Access article publishing charge (APC), and it is also a DOAJ-indexed journal.

Where can readers access the articles featured in the open archive?

Journal

Non-subscriber access

Articles available back to:

Access

New Zealand Journal of Agricultural Research

3 years after the close of the annual volume

 

1958

Taylor & Francis Online

New Zealand Journal of Botany

1963

New Zealand Journal of Crop and Horticultural Science

1973

New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics

1958

New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research

1967

New Zealand Journal of Zoology

1974

Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand

1971

1868-1960

Papers Past

1961-1969

 

Is there a way for non-subscribers to access the final published papers (Version of Record) that haven’t been deposited into the open archive?

Yes, but this is not guaranteed.

You could contact any of the listed authors of an article to see if they still have any free e-prints left and are happy to share with you. Every named author who publishes in one of our subscription journals gets 50 free e-prints from Taylor & Francis to share (generally with colleagues and friends) as soon as their article is published on Taylor & Francis Online. 

Or, our journal editors usually feature a selection of recently-published papers for inclusion in that journal's Editor’s Choice Collection each year, and these articles are free for everyone to access online.

Can authors make their work open access using the green open access (OA) route?

Yes. Authors publishing in our subscription journals can take advantage of the green open access route. This includes depositing the Author Accepted Manuscript (AAM) in an institutional repository or in a variety of subject based repositories and making it public after an embargo period. Authors can also post their Author Accepted Manuscript (AAM) on their personal or departmental website immediately upon publication.

What are the green OA embargo periods on our subscription journals for repository or social scientific network archiving?

The standard Author Accepted Manuscript (AAM) embargo period for all our subscription journals is 12 months. Articles may be deposited into institutional or subject repositories, or into a scholarly collaboration network such as Mendeley or ResearchGate on acceptance, but it should be a ‘closed deposit’ until the embargo period has passed.

We recommend authors post the AAM using the following text, for example:

This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand on 18/11/2019, available online: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/03036758.2019.1692044.

What are the green OA embargo periods on our subscription journals for personal website archiving?

Authors can share Accepted Manuscript (AAM) on their personal website with NO embargoes applied. This includes posting to Facebook, Google+ groups, LinkedIn plus linking from Twitter. Authors must insert a link from their posted AAM to the published article on Taylor & Francis Online with the following text, for example:

This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand on 18/11/2019, available online: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/03036758.2019.1692044.

What does the green OA route mean to non-subscribers?

For those articles behind a paywall, non-subscribers may be able to find and access the Author Accepted Manuscript (AAM) from an institutional repository and/or social networking sites for researchers after an embargo period of 12 months, or alternatively from the author’s personal website and/or their own social media account as soon as their paper gets published.

Do authors need to pay anything to publish in the seven subscription journals?

No. There is no publication fee that authors need to pay, unless they choose to publish Open Access in our subscription journals.

Can authors choose to publish Gold Open Access in our subscription-based journals?

Yes, all our subscription journals support open access (also known as hybrid journals). We offer authors the choice to publish individual articles Gold OA immediately on payment of an Article Publication Charge (APC). This open access publication fee is payable by authors or their research funder.

How much is the Open Access article publishing charge (APC)?

If authors choose to publish Open Access in our subscription journals, the current APC for Aotearoa New Zealand based authors is USD $2,950.

Can authors share Pre-print/Author’s Original Manuscript (AOM) with others?

Pre-prints can be shared anywhere at any time. It may be placed on the author's personal website, the author's company/institutional repository or (subject-based) pre-print repositories, such as arXiv, bioRxiv etc. Manuscripts that have previously been posted in not-for-profit pre-print servers are not viewed as prior publication and can still be considered for publication in our journals.

Where can authors find out more about how to share their published work in our journals?

Taylor & Francis have produced this useful infographic to help authors understand the different versions of their article, and accordingly, how they may share them.