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Journals' Policies on Compliance with the NIH Public Access Policy

This resource provides information about select journals' policies related to the NIH Public Access Policy. Many of these journals are based in the social sciences and publish population research articles. Authors who publish in a journal listed below can quickly determine whether the publisher has a policy, who must submit the manuscript and which version to submit to PubMed Central, as well as the embargo period.

Journal titles were gathered from the ISI Journals Citation Reports in the subject categories of Demography, Sociology, Economics, and Gerontology. Additional titles were supplied by members of the Association for Population/Family Planning Libraries and Information Centers-International.

Answers listed in the column "Has NIH Public Access Policy Compliance Statement?" refer to the publisher's traditional publishing method, and not open access publishing options, which often are available for a fee.

Many publishers do not have an NIH Public Access Policy compliance statement permitting authors to submit manuscripts to PubMed Central. In these cases, NIH guidance specifies that "Authors must submit the final peer-reviewed manuscript with a 12-months embargo period" which is mandatory per the NIH policy and US federal regulation. Authors may violate the terms of their copyright agreement in doing so and should obtain permission from publishers to submit their manuscripts to PubMed Central.

Compliance policies vary by publisher and sometimes even by journal. Check with publisher for official guidance. Note that a customized copyright agreement between publisher and author precedes the stated guidelines provided here. If the information in the table (below) needs to be updated, please send the information to cpclib@unc.edu.

* Definitions:

Final peer-reviewed manuscript: investigator's final manuscript including all modifications from the peer review process.

Final published article: Journal's authoritative copy of the article, including all modifications from the publishing peer review process, copy-editing and stylistic edits, and formatting changes.

Embargo period: The time period, in months, that the publisher retains rights to distribution of the article. Upon submission to PubMed Central and until the embargo period passes, PubMed Central will provide a brief record of the manuscript.

updated 3/10/2009

Journal Title ISSN Publisher Has NIH Public Access Policy Compliance Statement? Submitter Version to Deposit* Publisher-Required Embargo Period*
Ageing & Society 0144-686X Cambridge University Press Yes Author Final peer-reviewed manuscript 12 months
Aging & Mental Health 1360-7863 Taylor & Francis Yes Publisher Final peer-reviewed manuscript 12 months
American Economic Review 0002-8282 American Economic Association No Author Final peer-reviewed manuscript 12 months
American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry 1064-7481 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Yes Publisher Final peer-reviewed manuscript 12 months
American Journal of Public Health 0090-0036 American Public Health Association Yes Author Final peer-reviewed manuscript 12 months
American Journal of Sociology 0002-9602 Univ. of Chicago Press Yes Author Final peer-reviewed manuscript 12 months
American Sociological Review 0003-1224 American Sociological Association Yes Author Final peer-reviewed manuscript 12 months
Annual Review of Sociology 0360-0572 Annual Reviews No Author Final peer-reviewed manuscript 12 months
Behavioral and Brain Sciences 0140-525X Cambridge University Press Yes Author Final published article 12 months
Canadian Journal on Aging - Revue Canadienne Du Vieillissement 0714-9808 Univ. of Toronto Press No Author Final peer-reviewed manuscript 12 months
Child Development 0009-3920 Blackwell Publishing Yes Publisher Final peer-reviewed manuscript 12 months
Criminal Justice and Behavior 0093-8548 SAGE Publications Yes Author Final peer-reviewed manuscript 12 months
Criminology 0011-1384 Blackwell Publishing Yes Publisher Final peer-reviewed manuscript 12 months
Demographic Research 1435-9871 Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research Yes Author Final published article 0 months
Demography 0070-3370 Population Association of America No Author Final peer-reviewed manuscript 12 months
Development and Psychopathology 0954-5794 Cambridge University Press Yes Author Final published article 12 months
Developmental Psychobiology 0012-1630 Wiley Yes Publisher Final peer-reviewed manuscript 12 months
Developmental Psychology 0012-1649 American Psychological Association Yes Publisher Final peer-reviewed manuscript 12 months
Econometrica 0012-9682 Blackwell Publishing Yes Publisher Final peer-reviewed manuscript 12 months
Economic Geography 0013-0095 Economic Geography No Author Final peer-reviewed manuscript 12 months
Economic Journal 0013-0133 Blackwell Publishing Yes Publisher Final peer-reviewed manuscript 12 months
Economy and Society 0308-5147 Taylor & Francis Yes Publisher Final peer-reviewed manuscript 12 months
Educational Gerontology 0360-1277 Taylor & Francis Yes Publisher Final peer-reviewed manuscript 12 months
Eurasian Geography and Economics 1538-7216 Bellwether Publishing No Author Final peer-reviewed manuscript 12 months
European Journal of Migration and Law 1388-364X Brill - Martinus Nijhoff Publishers No Author Final peer-reviewed manuscript 12 months
European Journal of Population - Revue Europeenne de Demographie 0168-6577 Springer Yes Author Final peer-reviewed manuscript 12 months
Evolutionary Anthropology 1060-1538 Wiley Yes Publisher Final peer-reviewed manuscript 12 months
Family Relations 0197-6664 Blackwell Publishing Yes Publisher Final peer-reviewed manuscript 12 months
Geriatric Nursing 0197-4572 Elsevier Yes Publisher Final peer-reviewed manuscript 12 months
Gerontologist 0016-9013 Oxford University Press Yes Publisher Final peer-reviewed manuscript 12 months
Global Networks - a Journal of Transnational Affairs 1470-2266 Blackwell Publishing Yes Publisher Final peer-reviewed manuscript 12 months
Health Economics 1057-9230 Wiley Yes Publisher Final peer-reviewed manuscript 12 months
Health Services Research 0017-9124 Blackwell Publishing Yes Publisher Final peer-reviewed manuscript 12 months
Hormones and Behavior 0018-506X Elsevier Yes Publisher Final peer-reviewed manuscript 12 months
International Family Planning Perspectives 0190-3187 Guttmacher Institute No Author Final peer-reviewed manuscript 12 months
International Journal of Aging & Human Development 0091-4150 Baywood Publishing Company No Author Final peer-reviewed manuscript 12 months
International Journal of Epidemiology 0300-5771 Oxford University Press Yes Publisher Final peer-reviewed manuscript 12 months
International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry 0885-6230 Wiley Yes Publisher Final peer-reviewed manuscript 12 months
International Migration 0020-7985 Blackwell Publishing Yes Publisher Final peer-reviewed manuscript 12 months
International Migration Review 0197-9183 Blackwell Publishing Yes Publisher Final peer-reviewed manuscript 12 months
International Psychogeriatrics 1041-6102 Cambridge University Press Yes Author Final peer-reviewed manuscript 12 months
Journal of Accounting & Economics 0165-4101 Elsevier Yes Publisher Final peer-reviewed manuscript 12 months
Journal of Adolescent Research 0743-5584 SAGE Publications Yes Author Final peer-reviewed manuscript 12 months
Journal of Aging and Health 0898-2643 SAGE Publications Yes Author Final peer-reviewed manuscript 12 months
Journal of Aging and Physical Activity 1063-8652 Human Kinetics Publishers No Author Final peer-reviewed manuscript 12 months
Journal of Aging Studies 0890-4065 Elsevier Yes Publisher Final peer-reviewed manuscript 12 months
Journal of Applied Gerontology 0733-4648 SAGE Publications Yes Author Final peer-reviewed manuscript 12 months
Journal of Biosocial Science 0021-9320 Cambridge University Press Yes Author Final peer-reviewed manuscript 12 months
Journal of Early Adolescence 0272-4316 SAGE Publications Yes Author Final peer-reviewed manuscript 12 months
Journal of Econometrics 0304-4076 Elsevier Yes Publisher Final peer-reviewed manuscript 12 months
Journal of Economic Geography 1468-2702 Oxford University Press Yes Publisher Final peer-reviewed manuscript 12 months
Journal of Economic Growth 1381-4338 Springer Yes Author Final peer-reviewed manuscript 12 months
Journal of Economic Literature 0022-0515 American Economic Association No Author Final peer-reviewed manuscript 12 months
Journal of Economic Perspectives 0895-3309 American Economic Association No Author Final peer-reviewed manuscript 12 months
Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies 1369-183X Taylor & Francis Yes Publisher Final peer-reviewed manuscript 12 months
Journal of Family Issues 0192-513X SAGE Publications Yes Author Final peer-reviewed manuscript 12 months
Journal of Family Psychology 0893-3200 American Psychological Association Yes Publisher Final peer-reviewed manuscript 12 months
Journal of Financial Econometrics 0304-405X Oxford University Press Yes Publisher Final peer-reviewed manuscript 12 months
Journal of Health and Social Behavior 0022-1465 American Sociological Association Yes Author Final peer-reviewed manuscript 12 months
Journal of Health Economics 0167-6296 Elsevier Yes Publisher Final peer-reviewed manuscript 12 months
Journal of Law Economics & Organization 8756-6222 Oxford University Press Yes Publisher Final peer-reviewed manuscript 12 months
Journal of Marriage and Family 0022-2445 Blackwell Publishing Yes Publisher Final peer-reviewed manuscript 12 months
Journal of Pediatrics 0022-3476 Elsevier Yes Publisher Final peer-reviewed manuscript 12 months
Journal of Political Economy 0022-3808 Univ. of Chicago Press Yes Author Final peer-reviewed manuscript 12 months
Journal of Population Economics 0933-1433 Springer Yes Author Final peer-reviewed manuscript 12 months
Journal of Quantitative Criminology 0748-4518 Springer Yes Author Final peer-reviewed manuscript 12 months
Journal of Sex Research 1559-8519 Taylor & Francis Yes Publisher Final peer-reviewed manuscript 12 months
Journal of Social and Personal Relationships 0265-4075 SAGE Publications Yes Author Final peer-reviewed manuscript 12 months
Journal of the American Dietetic Association 0002-8223 Elsevier Yes Publisher Final peer-reviewed manuscript 12 months
Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 0002-8614 Blackwell Publishing Yes Publisher Final peer-reviewed manuscript 12 months
Journal of Women & Aging 0895-2841 Haworth Press No Author Final peer-reviewed manuscript 12 months
Journal of Youth and Adolescence 0047-2891 Springer Yes Author Final peer-reviewed manuscript 12 months
Journals of Gerontology Series A - Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences 1079-5006 Oxford University Press Yes Publisher Final peer-reviewed manuscript 12 months
Journals of Gerontology Series B - Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences 1079-5014 Oxford University Press Yes Publisher Final peer-reviewed manuscript 12 months
Law & Society Review 0023-9216 Blackwell Publishing Yes Publisher Final peer-reviewed manuscript 12 months
Medical Care 0025-7079 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Yes Publisher Final peer-reviewed manuscript 12 months
Pediatrics 0031-4005 American Academy of Pediatrics Yes Author Final published article 12 months
Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health 1538-6341 Blackwell Publishing Yes Publisher Final peer-reviewed manuscript 12 months
Population 0032-4663 Institut National d'Études Démographiques No Author Final peer-reviewed manuscript 12 months
Population and Development Review 0098-7921 Blackwell Publishing Yes Publisher Final peer-reviewed manuscript 12 months
Population and Development Review 0098-7921 Blackwell Publishing Yes Publisher Final peer-reviewed manuscript 12 months
Population and Environment 0199-0039 Springer Yes Author Final peer-reviewed manuscript 12 months
Population Bulletin 0032-468X Population Reference Bureau No Author Final peer-reviewed manuscript 12 months
Population Research and Policy Review 0167-5923 Springer Yes Author Final peer-reviewed manuscript 12 months
Population Studies - a Journal of Demography 0032-4728 Taylor & Francis Yes Publisher Final peer-reviewed manuscript 12 months
Psychology and Aging 0882-7974 American Psychological Association Yes Publisher Final peer-reviewed manuscript 11 1/2 months
Psychoneuroendocrinology 306-4530 Elsevier Yes Publisher Final peer-reviewed manuscript 12 months
Quarterly Journal of Economics 0033-5533 MIT Press No Author Final peer-reviewed manuscript 3 months
Research on Aging 0164-0275 SAGE Publications Yes Author Final peer-reviewed manuscript 12 months
Review of Economic Studies 0034-6527 Blackwell Publishing Yes Publisher Final peer-reviewed manuscript 12 months
Review of Economics and Statistics 0034-6535 MIT Press No Author Final peer-reviewed manuscript 3 months
Rural Sociology 0036-0112 Rural Sociological Society No Author Final peer-reviewed manuscript 12 months
Social Forces 0037-7732 Univ. of North Carolina Press No Author Final peer-reviewed manuscript 12 months
Social Networks 0378-8733 Elsevier Yes Publisher Final peer-reviewed manuscript 12 months
Social Problems 0037-7791 Univ. of Califormia Press No Author Final peer-reviewed manuscript 12 months
Social Science & Medicine 0277-9536 Elsevier Yes Publisher Final peer-reviewed manuscript 12 months
Social Science and Medicine 0277-9536 Elsevier Yes Publisher Final peer-reviewed manuscript 12 months
Social Science Quarterly 0038-4941 Blackwell Publishing Yes Publisher Final peer-reviewed manuscript 12 months
Social Science Research 0049-089X Elsevier Yes Publisher Final peer-reviewed manuscript 12 months
Society & Natural Resources 0894-1920 Taylor & Francis Yes Publisher Final peer-reviewed manuscript 12 months
Sociologia Ruralis 0038-0199 Blackwell Publishing Yes Publisher Final peer-reviewed manuscript 12 months
Sociological Methodology 0081-1750 Blackwell Publishing Yes Publisher Final peer-reviewed manuscript 12 months
Sociological Methods & Research 0049-1241 SAGE Publications Yes Author Final peer-reviewed manuscript 12 months
Sociology - the Journal of the British Sociological Association 0038-0385 SAGE Publications Yes Author Final peer-reviewed manuscript 12 months
Sociology of Education 0038-0407 American Sociological Association Yes Author Final peer-reviewed manuscript 12 months
Sociology of Health & Illness 0141-9889 Blackwell Publishing Yes Publisher Final peer-reviewed manuscript 12 months
Studies in Family Planning 0039-3665 Blackwell Publishing Yes Publisher Final peer-reviewed manuscript 12 months
Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation 0882-7524 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Yes Publisher Final peer-reviewed manuscript 12 months
Women's Health Issues 1049-3867 Elsevier Yes Publisher Final peer-reviewed manuscript 12 months
Work and Occupations 0730-8884 SAGE Publications Yes Author Final peer-reviewed manuscript 12 months
Zeitschrift Fur Gerontologie Und Geriatrie 0948-6704 Springer Yes Author Final peer-reviewed manuscript 12 months