Open Access

The advancement and broad dissemination of knowledge are founding principles of the Johns Hopkins University Press. To these ends, the JHUP Journals Division supports green and gold open access (OA) publication options in addition to traditional subscription-based access.

Green OA

JHUP journal authors are permitted to deposit a digital copy of their final manuscript in their noncommercial institutional repository, provided the repository is not discipline based and does not accept contributions from outside the institution. If required by law, authors may also include their final manuscript in an OA archive such as PubMed Central.

This self-archiving policy pertains to the final manuscript version of the article only and not to the final published version in any format, including PDF. Deposits must credit JHUP as publisher and identify the appropriate copyright holder.

Gold OA

Authors, their sponsors, or funders may choose to pay an article processing charge (APC) in order to make a final published article freely available online in perpetuity. In such cases, JHUP will help authors comply with OA requirements of sponsors and major funding agencies, such as Wellcome Trust and NIH.

Refund Policy: JHUP will not issue a refund for APCs. Where an article is published open access and fails to meet a specific funder’s requirements, JHUP will work with the author and funder to correct any issues within 60 days of notification.

For additional information about open access, please contact Shannon Fortner, Journals Operations Manager, at