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ScholarlyCommons Submission Instructions

Embargo Date

Embargo Date is a date field that allows you to specify the exact date on which a work will be made publicly available for download. Until that date, readers will only see a metadata record. 

Screenshot of embargo date field in ScholarlyCommons

Embargo requirements vary by publisher; please consult the Publisher Policy Database for publisher-specific information. 

Publisher Policy Database

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The Penn Libraries are developing a database of publishers and their publishing permissions. To consult this growing resource, visit our Publisher Policy Database