Institutional Repository

Librarians who manage their institution’s repository should not approach the publisher directly, but rather approach the authors within their institutions. The authors of Articles published in Berghahn journals can provide their final, pre-print version of their Articles for posting once any embargo period has passed. The institutional repository record should provide an acknowledgement along the following lines together with a link to the publisher's site:

"This is a post-peer-review, pre-copyedited version of an article published in [insert journal title]. The definitive publisher-authenticated version [insert complete citation information here] is available online at: [insert URL here]"

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 has passed, the postprint version can be made publicly accessible in the repository under a CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 user license agreement.