Electronic Reprints for Authors

Annual Reviews is pleased to offer authors a complimentary one-year online subscription to the journal for which they have written, a lifetime subscription to the volume in which their article appears, and unlimited electronic reprints (via a URL that provides access to a downloadable PDF file of their review).

Authors must activate their online subscription to access their article and other Annual Reviews content. To activate your account, go to our Online Activation Instructions page.

ePrint URLs

Following final online publication, the Production Editor will send authors an ePrint URL, which is a specially keyed URL (a unique Web address) that grants free online access to the author's review in both Web-browsable form (as HTML pages, with links to other online resources) and “reprint” form (a printable PDF file).

Sharing Your ePrint URL

Annual Review authors are free to send colleagues the ePrint URL for the purposes of scholarly exchange. Such access may not be provided for compensation, for the purposes of republication or preparing derivative works, or as part of the systematic provision of copyrighted material to a third party.

When colleagues request reprints, please send them this e-print URL, not the PDF file, for complimentary access to your review. Note: When you email the URL, line breaks may be inserted because the ePrint URL is such a long string. A URL can contain no blank spaces or line breaks. Recipients will need to delete any blank spaces or line breaks to make the URL a single long line again, then paste it into their Web browser.

When you send someone the URL, please include a note to this effect: “I am pleased to provide you complimentary one-time access to my Annual Reviews article as a PDF file ([Author: place e-print URL here]) for your own personal use. Any further/multiple distribution, publication, or commercial usage of this copyrighted material requires submission of a permission request addressed to the Copyright Clearance Center (http://www.copyright.com/).”

In addition, authors may provide interested readers with free access to their article by posting the ePrint URL on one personal and one institutional website. The final PDF file should not be posted. Furthermore, authors have the nonexclusive right to use, reproduce, and distribute the publisher-supplied PDF of the work in coursepacks, within your own institution, so long as these copies are distributed free of charge.

Authors have the nonexclusive right to store the Annual Reviews–supplied PDF of their work in electronic reserve rooms for access by students at their institution as part of their teaching activities, so long as these files are distributed free of charge and are removed when no longer connected to your teaching.

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