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Cochrane supports article sharing in line with the STM article sharing principles. Authors can consult to find out the options for sharing an article published in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews.

From 1 February 2013 onwards, authors have had the right to post the published version of their Cochrane Review or protocol for a Cochrane Review in a repository, 12 months after publication. A repository is an online archive of a research institution for the collection preservation and dissemination of digital copies of its authors’ intellectual output. See below for specific guidance for PubMed Central.

Scholarly Collaboration Networks (SCNs)