Self-Archiving Policy

The following sets out the policy on self-archiving by authors of texts published in Population. All articles are open access upon their date of publication, beginning in June 2022.

The policy specifies the conditions under which texts (submitted, accepted, and published versions) may be deposited and published in open-access repositories (institutional, discipline-specific, or generalist) or other websites, such as authors’ personal and institutional websites.

Population’s self-archiving policy is posted on the Mir@bel and Sherpa Romeo online resources.

According to the contract signed with Population, authors retain the right to publish and reproduce versions (submitted, accepted, and published) of their text deposited in open-access repositories or other websites (researcher’s personal or institutional page), provided that certain conditions for archiving the versions are upheld.

The Creative Commons licence Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives (BY-NC-ND 4.0 International) must be granted for reuse of the published version of the work, in accordance with the journal’s publishing policy.


Published Version (Edited Version)

The final version of the contribution as published in the journal, after completion of the editing process (corrections, copy-editing, translation, formatting) by the publisher according to the journal’s editorial and graphic guidelines. Please note: The translated version of the manuscript (either in French for a text originally written in English, or vice versa) is a published version.

Authors may deposit and publish the published version of their contribution in an open archive as well as on their personal or institutional (non-commercial) website upon publication of the contribution by the journal, according to the terms of the Creative Commons open licence (CC BY-NC-ND).

This licence allows users to download and reproduce the published version at no cost, in unmodified form only and for non-commercial purposes, provided the author is credited. Any modification (e.g. translation) requires the publisher’s permission.

The published version cannot be uploaded and shared on commercial websites, portals, or archives, unless these have signed an agreement with INED authorizing such uploading or sharing.


Accepted Version (Post-Print)

The version of the contribution that has been accepted by the journal’s Editorial Board and which the publisher will publish. It is the final version, after the author has addressed the peer reviewers’ and Editorial Board’s comments and requests for corrections, but before copy-editing and translation by the publisher (checking of spelling, punctuation, and references; standardization, structuring, graphic design, and quality control).

Once the Editorial Board has accepted the final version, this accepted version may be published open access:

  • Immediately: on the author’s personal or institutional website
  • as soon as the Contribution is published by the Journal: in an open-access repository (institutional, discipline-specific, or generalist)


To ensure that their contribution is cited correctly, authors are asked to specify which version they are publishing and to indicate the link to the Population website as follows:

  • ‘This is an unedited peer-reviewed version of a work accepted for publication in Population.’
  • ‘The published version [insert full citation here] is available online at: [insert DOI and URL of the article on the journal’s website].’


Submitted Version (Pre-Print)

The version of the contribution as submitted by the author to the journal before any revisions and acceptance by the journal’s Editorial Board.

The submitted version can be uploaded and published at any time to a pre-print platform, to any institutional, discipline-specific, or generalist repository, and on the author’s personal or institutional website.


Upon the manuscript’s acceptance, the author must indicate that the work has been accepted for publication in the following manner:

  • ‘This work has been accepted for publication in Population, the journal published by INED.’

After the work’s publication on the journal’s website, authors are asked to include the citation of the published article, with its DOI and a link to the version published on the journal’s website.