2. Wait for embargo period to end
An embargo is a period of time when access to published content is temporarily restricted. If you choose to publish an article using the green open access route, your publisher will usually require an embargo before you may make your article freely accessible. Some people call this 'delayed open access'.
At the Royal Society of Chemistry, our standard licence requires an embargo period of 12 months.
During the embargo period:
- your article's version of record is published in one of our journals, where it is available to subscribers
- restrictions apply to how you may distribute other versions of your article.