Journal Embargo Finder

Find the embargo period for a particular Elsevier journal, or search by embargo period.

How to use the Journal Embargo Finder

Our embargo finder provides information on our journal-specific embargo periods that apply globally to the sharing of accepted manuscripts. Exceptions may apply for authors located in the UK and US. In some case, especially for newly launched journals, no embargo period will be shown. Please contact us directly for more information via Please note for subscription journals that have become open access, an embargo period may still apply to any previously published subscription articles.

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