Here is a personal case study from Dr Pandelis Perakakis on how he managed to negotiate and change a 12 month embargo on his published paper into a 6 month embargo with his post-reviewed author’s copy, with the publishers Springer.
“In this post I share a recent experience as an example of how to negotiate with a publisher your right to make your research freely available without having to pay any money. Hope it proves useful to more researchers in a similar position. I also offer my personal opinion on how researchers can change the current inefficient and unethical system of scholarly communication by gradually developing an alternative model that will foster collaboration instead of competition.” Read more…
Updated on 01 Oct 2015.
In a personal communication from Dr Perakakis his negotiation ended in a no-embargo agreement and not a 6 month embargo agreement.