Open Access Options
The University of Chicago Press offers two options for authors who wish to provide readers with unrestricted online access to their published articles.
Authors may place the final accepted manuscript in a non-commercial, open-access repository no earlier than six months after publication for science, technical, and medical journals, or twelve months after publication for all other journals.
Authors can make the electronic version of their articles freely available to the public in perpetuity for a fee.* The fee varies by journal; contributors should consult the Information for Authors on the webpage of the journal they are considering.
*UK authors should note that this option cannot be used to comply with RCUK regulations, as the University of Chicago Press requires permission for commercial reuse. Contact your department or research organization for approval before choosing the Gold Option. To learn more about the University of Chicago Press’s open access policy and licensing restrictions, please read our Journal Authors’ Rights
More information on these options, as well as copyright and fair use, is available on in the Instructions for Authors for each journal.