Green Open Access Policy

Please note that Early Theatre’s distribution policy as outlined below aligns with the UK Research Excellence Framework recommendations and Canadian TriCouncil requirements for open access.

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:

  • When an issue is published, authors receive via email a .pdf of their own published piece.
  • We encourage authors to self-archive their work by posting this .pdf to a repository where it can be accessed for free (on their university website, on a personal website, on or a similar site, etc.). Indeed, we hope that authors will distribute their work widely since doing so helps to publicize the journal and enhance its impact and readership.
  • When self-archiving, authors are expected to include bibliographic details that credit publication in this journal (eg. a link to the website). The only exception to this requirement is when posting of such details is not possible given a particular platform’s set-up.
  • The complete issue in which a piece has been published will be behind a subscribers-only paywall for one year. During this period, readers can access the entire issue through a personal subscription, a library subscription via ITER, or one of our additional aggregators (eg. Project Muse, EBSCO, JSTOR).
  • After one year, the entire issue becomes completely open access via our website ( Authors are then able to offer anyone a link directly to an article, note, or review on the journal site.