Answered By: Ana Enriquez
Last Updated: Jan 07, 2020     Views: 36

Yes. You should get a waiver for this article.

Penn State's open access policy, AC02, requires that you provide your accepted manuscript (or "post-print") to the Libraries to be made available to the public in an open access repository "no later than the date of publication." If you have signed (or wish to sign) a publication agreement giving up your right to do this, you should request a waiver.

Many journals that limit authors' ability to share their post-prints do allow sharing them after an embargo period. ScholarSphere has an "embargo" feature that enables you to deposit your post-print now and set a date when it will be made available to the public. We encourage you to take advantage of this feature even if you have gotten a waiver for a particular article.

With questions about the open access policy, please contact the Libraries' Office of Scholarly Communications and Copyright.

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