GREEN AND GOLD OPEN ACCESS
The University of Chicago Press supports green open access across its entire portfolio of journals.
Green open access refers to the ability of authors to self-archive their own work and make it freely available through institutional or disciplinary repositories. Authors may deposit either the published PDF of their article or the final accepted version of the manuscript after peer review (but not proofs of the article) in a non-commercial repository where it can be made freely available no sooner than twelve (12) months after publication of the article in the journal.
If a shorter embargo period is required by government or funding body mandate, only the final accepted version of the manuscript may be released. Funded authors may deposit their accepted manuscripts in non-commercial institutional or disciplinary repositories with an embargo period that complies with their Funders' policies (including no embargo where required) and under a CC BY-NC license, or CC BY-ND or CC BY license if CC BY-NC is not allowed.
Gold open access, also called author-pays publication, allows authors to make the electronic version of their article freely available on the journal website, in perpetuity, for a fee, which may be paid by the author directly or by an institution or funding body. Select University of Chicago Press journals, listed below, allow authors to request gold open access, which is granted at the discretion of the editor. It is primarily provided for authors who have a funder that mandates this form of open access. For all other journals, please consult the journal editor.
Articles published as gold open access are made available under a CC BY-NC license, which allows for their non-commercial reuse. If a CC BY or other license is required by your funding body (as, for example, the UKRI), please notify the journal office. Articles published under a CC BY license are subject to an additional fee.
- American Journal of Education
- American Naturalist
- American Political Thought
- The Biological Bulletin
- The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science
- Bulletin of ASOR
- The China Journal
- Classical Philology
- Comparative Education Review
- Crime and Justice
- Critical Inquiry
- Current Anthropology
- Early Modern Women: An Interdisciplinary Journal
- Economic Development and Cultural Change
- Elementary School Journal
- Environmental History
- Freshwater Science
- HAU: Journal of Ethnographic Theory
- History of Humanities
- History of Religions
- HOPOS: The Journal of the International Society for the History of Philosophy of Science
- International Journal of American Linguistics
- International Journal of Plant Sciences
- The Journal of African American History
- Journal of Anthropological Research
- Journal of the Association for Consumer Research
- Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists
- Journal of Clinical Ethics
- Journal of Cuneiform Studies
- Journal of Human Capital
- The Journal of Geology
- Journal of Labor Economics
- The Journal of Modern History
- Journal of Near Eastern Studies
- Journal of Political Economy
- Journal of Political Economy Macroeconomics
- Journal of Political Economy Microeconomics
- The Journal of Politics
- Journal of Religion
- Journal of the Society for Social Work and Research
- Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes
- The Library Quarterly: Information, Community, Policy
- Maarav: A Journal for the Study of the Northwest Semitic Languages and Literatures
- Marine Resource Economics
- Modern Philology
- National Tax Journal
- The Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America
- Physiological and Biochemical Zoology
- The Quarterly Review of Biology
- Renaissance Drama
- Res: anthropology and aesthetics
- Review of Environmental Economics and Policy
- The Sixteenth Century Journal
- The Social History of Alcohol and Drugs
- Social Service Review
- Spenser Studies: A Renaissance Poetry Annual
- Transforming Anthropology
- Winterthur Portfolio: A Journal of American Material Culture
- The Wordsworth Circle
OTHER FREE ACCESS OPTIONS
Free issues and articles
Certain issues and articles published in University of Chicago Press journals may be made freely available, either following a particular policy of the journal or its sponsoring society or at the discretion of the editor or publisher. For example, articles in the Focus section of Isis, which are designed to attract readers in all areas of the field by dealing with themes that cut across chronological boundaries, are always free. In addition, the following journals make each issue freely accessible after an embargo of two years: Environmental and Energy Policy and the Economy, NBER Macroeconomics Annual, and Tax Policy and the Economy. All articles published more than 95 years ago, for which copyright has expired, are made available for free.
The following ceased titles are freely available on the University of Chicago Press Journals Division website: Innovation Policy and the Economy, the NBER International Seminar on Macroeconomics, and the Supreme Court Economic Review.
Free issues and articles for a University of Chicago Press journal are identified by the icon next to an issue in the list of issues, or an article in an issue’s Table of Contents.
The University of Chicago Press publishes one open-access journal: Signs and Society.
The University of Chicago Press publishes one free-access journal: HAU: Journal of Ethnographic Theory. This model provides one month of free access after the release of each new issue, and then requires a subscription for continuous access to content. All HAU: Journal of Ethnographic Theory content published from 2011–2017 is open access.
Free access in developing nations
The University of Chicago Press makes its complete portfolio of journals freely available to more than 5,000 qualified institutions in emerging nations throughout the world through the Chicago Emerging Nations Initiative (CENI).