Many journals allow the Accepted Version (aka postprint or author accepted manuscript) of your publication to be loaded in an online Institutional Repository (i.e. ResearchOnline@JCU) and made available to everyone. Search for publishers or journal titles in SHERPA/RoMEO to see if and when you can make Accepted Versions of your work available.
WHAT is an Accepted Version?
The version of your manuscript, after peer review corrections BUT before it has been to the publisher for formatting and logo's. NOT the OnlineFirst or online ahead of print version.
When the Accepted Version is made available to everyone, more people can access and read your research without the barrier of cost. That can mean more citations for you.
The James Cook University Open Access Policy is published in the University's Policy Library.
Click on the following link to view the Policy.
You can use the template below to create a cover sheet to go at the front of your manuscript to acknowledge your Accepted or Submitted Version of a journal article. A cover sheet is useful as it acknowledges the version, acknowledges the source and will ensure that others will reference your work correctly.
If you don't use the template, make sure you include the following in your Accepted or Submitted Version:
An example of a record with an Accepted Version and a Published Version can be viewed at http://eprints.jcu.edu.au/4771
For more information on the Open Access movement and the different Open Access models, please see the Open Access Publishing LibGuide
Understanding Open Access in the Academic Environment: A Guide for Authors
Pappalardo, Kylie M., Fitzgerald, Brian F., Fitzgerald, Anne M., Kiel-Chisholm, Scott D., Georgiades, Jenny, & Austin, Anthony C. (2008) Understanding Open Access in the Academic Environment: A Guide for Authors. (Unpublished)
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