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Information about open access, self-archiving and repositories.

Tip #2: Versions of a manuscript and Sherpa Romeo

As we saw yesterday, publishing your work in a journal often involves yielding some rights to your work to the publisher. It is important to keep in mind that there is a difference between the final, copyedited and formatted publication (the published version) and the text of the article. While the publisher may own the copyright to the published version, you may be allowed to share earlier versions of the work. These versions might be the “post print” (the version submitted to the journal after peer review) or the “preprint” (the original version submitted to the journal prior to peer review).

SHERPA/Romeo is a database that allows you to check your ability to share the different versions of your work. Even if you cannot share the final, published version, you may be able to share the post print and deposit it in DalSpace where it will be openly available to all.

Other Useful Resources

Watch the video below to learn more about the Sherpa Romeo results for various journals.