Green Open Access Policy
All articles, notes, and reviews published in Early Theatre become freely available to the public. Here’s how the journal’s green open access policy works:
- Authors are allowed to deposit the pre-publication accepted version of their contributions to institutional respositories, where required by their institution. In such cases, we request that the final published version replace the accepted version.
- All authors receive via email a PDF of their own published piece within two weeks of publication.
- We encourage authors to self-archive their work by posting this PDF to a not-for-profit repository where it can be accessed for free (eg. their university website, their a personal website). Indeed, we hope that authors will distribute their work widely since doing so helps to publicize the journal and enhance its impact and readership.
- The complete issue in which a piece has been published will be behind a one year subscribers-only paywall. During this period, readers can access the entire issue through a personal subscription to Early Theatre or an institutional subscription via ITER or one of our additional aggregators (eg. Project Muse, EBSCO, and JSTOR).
- After one year, the entire issue becomes completely open access via our website (earlytheatre.org). Authors are then able to offer anyone a link directly to an article, note, or review on the journal site.
- For further information, authors may reference additional details of our open access policy on the SHERPA site.