Request to publisher to waive or reduce embargo

Use this template if the publisher has placed an embargo and you'd like open access now.  Replace the <bolded> text with your relevant information.


Dear <Publisher>:

I recently deposited my accepted manuscript (final author version, postprint) in the Rutgers institutional repository, RUcore (“<article title>,” <Journal Title Vol(issue), year>). It is currently under embargo based on current <publisher> embargo policies.  As embargo policies have changed over time, I am unable to determine the embargo policy in force at the time of acceptance. 

I would like to request that my accepted manuscript be available in the institutional repository without embargo. A link to the Version of Record (VoR) available from your website is provided by RUcore.

Thank you for your consideration of this request

<Your name>
<Your Affiliation>

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey