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AAfPE Legal Educator Journal Article Sharing and Posting Policy

Prior to Submission to the AAfPE Legal Educator Journal (Preprint)

 

Authors may share or post their preprints:

  • On the author’s personal website or their employer’s website

  • On preprint servers such as SSRN, ResearchGate, or similar platforms

Submitted/Accepted Article

 

Authors may share or post their author-submitted article:

  • On the author’s personal website or their employer’s website

  • On institutional repositories, if required

  • In the author’s own classroom use

  • On Scholarly Collaboration Networks (SCNs) that are signatories to the International Association of Scientific, Technical and Medical Publishers’ “Sharing Principles”

Upon acceptance, previously posted versions must be replaced by a full citation with DOI or the accepted version with DOI. Authors may share or post their accepted article:

  • On the author’s personal website or their employer’s website

  • On preprint servers such as SSRN or ResearchGate

  • In a funder’s repository

All posted accepted articles must include an appropriate copyright notice.

Final Published Article

 

For non-open access articles published under standard copyright transfer:

  • Authors may not post the final published article on public websites

  • Authors may share copies for individual personal use

  • Authors may use the final published article in their own classroom with permission from AAfPE

  • Authors may use the final published article in their own thesis or dissertation

  • Third-party reuse requires permission from AAfPE

Gold Open Access Articles

 

Under Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY):

  • Authors and third parties (including funder repositories) may post/share/use the final published article anywhere without permission, including for commercial purposes or to create derivative works

  • Authors retain copyright, but end users have very broad rights provided that they always credit the original authors

Under Creative Commons Attribution, Non-Commercial, No Derivative License (CC BY-NC-ND):

  • Authors and third parties (including funder repositories) may post/share/use the final published article anywhere without permission, but not for commercial purposes and with no changes to the article

  • Authors retain copyright, but end users have broad rights provided that they always credit the original author

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