Open Access publishing. These options are in addition to our long standing publishing arrangement with authors based on voluntary page charges and the Society’s retention of copyright.
Gold Open Access: authors or their institution may purchase Gold OA for their article by paying an Article Processing Fee (APC) of $2,500 ($1,500 for Society members). This option allows authors to post and distribute the article (high-resolution e-book pdf reprint) freely once the article processing charge (APC) is paid in full and a final PDF of the article is available. In addition, articles with Gold Access will be free to anyone for download on all affiliated Paleontological Society Web Sites (currently the journal’s member web pages at Allen Press, plus BioOne, and GSW). Gold Open Access articles will be published under the terms of the CC-BY-NC 3.0 license by default or CC-BY 3.0 license upon request.
Green Open Access: Authors of all articles
published in the Journal of
Paleontology or Paleobiology
may freely post (e.g., to personal an institutional
web sites) and distribute freely the final
accepted manuscript file (not the pdf of the published article)
under Green Open Access, 12 months after its
publication. Postings must include a link to the
relevant article abstract online at
www.psjournals.org. Green Access fulfills the
requirement of most funding agencies to make published
results and data available to the public after a 12
month embargo period, but not before the 12 month
embargo period has ended. Under no circumstances may
the publisher’s final version (online PDF or article)
be posted or distributed under the terms of Green Open
Access. All regular copyrights will apply.