Open Access & REF Compliance

Berghahn Journals offers two levels of Open Access.

Gold Open Access

Gold Access allows the publisher PDF to be available immediately upon publication through the publisher's online platform and elsewhere as it is needed. This usage is covered under the Creative Commons license CC BY-NC-ND 4.0, which offers the strongest protections for the rights of the author. Other types of license may be negotiated. Gold Access requires the payment of a fee. Please contact Berghahn directly.

Green Open Access

Green Access allows authors to post the final, postprint version of their articles, which is the final text after acceptance and peer review but not the publisher PDF, in their institutional repository, other relevant repositories, or your own website, after an embargo period of 24 months (or 36 months for annuals).

If Open Access is required for your article, please contact the Berghahn journals manager concerning fees or embargo periods.

REF Compliance

The Research Excellence Framework (REF) is the system for assessing the quality of research in UK institutions of higher education. Libraries archiving materials for REF consideration can follow the Green Access guidelines.

In line with post-2014 REF compliance guidelines, upon article acceptance or no later than three months after the article's publication, authors subject to the REF may make a closed deposit of the final, postprint version to their institution (or funder) repository. Once the embargo period of 24 months (or 36 months for annuals) has passed, the postprint version can be made publicly accessible in the repository under a CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 user license agreement.