Depending on the publisher and whether or not you have used the SPARC addendum, you can often self-archive your publications. Physicists have been doing this for decades with ArXiv, depositing preprints even before the articles have been published.
The ACS in conjunction with the RSC and the Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker (GDCh) has recently created ChemRxiv as preprint server for chemistry. If you want to see the power of preprints and open access, check out these stats; as of May 2019 there were about 1600 preprints in the system but there were 1.4 million views and 360,000 downloads!
SHERPA/RoMEO is a website that has collected the policies from many journals and publishers and is a quick way to determine what your rights are. The info still needs to be double checked against the individual publications website as policies change.
A number of science publishers have formalized this system:
Articles may be deposited into repositories on acceptance, but access to the article is subject to the embargo period. The version posted must include the following notice on the first page:
This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: [FULL CITE], which has been published in final form at [Link to final article using the DOI]. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving."
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