This policy sets out the ways in which the authors of Smart Energy and Sustainability (SES) can archive copies of their work on their own web pages, corporate web pages, and various other subject repositories.

Smart Energy and Sustainability (SES) is an open access license, articles can be made available immediately according to the terms of their specific Creative Common license. If an author has published an article under an Open Access license, SES would encourage author to share the Version of Record on publication as opposed to the Accepted Manuscript.

Authors may also reuse the Abstract and Citation information (e.g. Title, Author name, Publication dates) of their article anywhere at any time including social media such as LinkedIn, Facebook, blogs and Twitter, providing that where possible a link is included back to the article on the SES site. Preferably the link should be, or include, the Digital Object Identifier (DOI) which can be found in the Citation information about the article online. The accepted version may be placed on: the author's personal website and/or the author's company/institutional repository or archive. Self-archiving of the submitted version is not subject to an embargo period.

SES is now formally archived at the National Library and Archives of Iran (NLAI).