Open Access Policy

Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature allows authors to post the version of their article that has undergone peer review and editing but has not been typeset to an institutional or subject-based repository after a 5-year embargo (5 years after the date of publication). For those authors subject to the U.K.’s REF, please see our REF-specific policy below. Authors subject to funding restrictions that are not compatible with our policy may contact us for a possible exception. Articles may not be posted to personal or institutional websites, Academia.edu, ResearchGate.net, or other such sites.

During the editorial process, authors will be provided with the version of their article that they may post to a repository.  Authors may also contact us for a copy of this version at a later date.  Articles posted to repositories must include the following set statement at the top:

NOTE: This is a pre-copyedited version of an article accepted for publication in Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature. For citation purposes, please consult the definitive publisher-authenticated version, which can be accessed through Project MUSE, through JSTOR (five years after publication), or through the paper journal. If you do not have access to these resources, please contact tswl@utulsa.edu. All rights to reproduction are reserved.

Authors are encouraged to contact TSWL if they have any questions: tswl@utulsa.edu.

Policy for authors subject to the REF

TSWL’s policies aim to comply with the requirements for submitting your article to the REF while still preserving our copyright and funding.  We ask that you follow these guidelines and contact us if you have any questions or concerns: tswl@utulsa.edu.

Below is a chart from the HEFCE outlining the publication process and the terminology for a manuscript at each stage; on the right are the stages of TSWL’s editorial process as you will experience them. (http://www.hefce.ac.uk/rsrch/oa/FAQ/)


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After editing has been completed, TSWL will send you a copy of your article with all the changes finalized and a letter of final acceptance.  This is the version of your article that you will make available for open access in compliance with the REF.  It is known as the “post-print,” “author accepted manuscript” (AAM), or “final author version.” The document will also include a set statement at the top meant to point readers of the open access version to the final published version (see below).

To be eligible for the REF, you must deposit the “post-print” in an open access repository within three months of the date of final acceptance.  When submitting the article, we require that you choose the maximum embargo (24 months); this means that your article is a “closed deposit.”  Closed deposits are discoverable, but the full text is not available until the embargo ends (the embargo period begins with the date of publication).  Articles under embargo are still eligible for the REF.

If you chose to also upload a copy of the “pre-print” version (which is not required by the REF), please include the following set statement:

Set statement for PRE-PRINT articles (before peer-review and editing):

NOTE: This version of an article accepted for publication in Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature has not been peer-reviewed or edited. For citation purposes, please consult the definitive publisher-authenticated version, which can be accessed through Project MUSE, through JSTOR (five years after publication), or through the paper journal. If you do not have access to these resources, please contact tswl@utulsa.edu. All rights to reproduction are reserved.

Set statement for POST-PRINT articles (after peer-review and editing, before typesetting):

NOTE: This is a pre-copyedited version of an article accepted for publication in Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature. For citation purposes, please consult the definitive publisher-authenticated version, which can be accessed through Project MUSE, through JSTOR (five years after publication), or through the paper journal. If you do not have access to these resources, please contact tswl@utulsa.edu. All rights to reproduction are reserved.

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