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Why am I being asked by my publisher not to post my journal article online?

If you post an article on a website like, the hosting platform that your publisher uses will not be able to collect accurate data on how your article is used. Libraries often rely on data-usage statistics to determine whether to keep subscribing to a journal. University presses may have different rules about posting journals content online on personal websites, outside websites, or institutional repositories. Check with your publisher to see what they recommend.

—AUPresses Faculty Outreach Committee