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 academia.edu 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 earlytheatre.org 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 two years. 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 two years, 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.