Nature Research

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Nature Research

Green open access summary

This is a short summary of the green open access policy of Nature Research.

Green circle
Preprint: archiving allowed
Orange circle
Postprint: archiving restricted
Red circle
Published version: archiving forbidden


  • Research articles only
  • On author's personal website, institutional repository and funder designated repository
  • Publisher's version/PDF cannot be used
  • Authors retain copyright
  • Must link to publisher version
  • Published source must be acknowledged and DOI cited
  • Post-prints are subject to Springer Nature re-use terms
  • Applies to Research articles only

Policy details

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