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.
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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