Collaboration is an essential element of most researchers’ working lives. Researchers have been collaborating on projects and sharing their research for as long as they have been conducting it. In today’s research world this could be via publication in journals, through inter-library loan and preprint servers, via email or social media, in online discussion forums or at scholarly conferences.
As a journal editor, you may be asked by researchers submitting their work to your journal about article sharing on publication, whether via email, social media, posting to websites or repositories or to scholarly collaboration networks such as Mendeley. Use our visual guide to understand how researchers can share their work when publishing in a Taylor & Francis and Routledge journal, or read on to understand different article versions and how researchers can share them.
- Author’s Original Manuscript (AOM)
Often called a “preprint”, this is a manuscript submitted to a journal before it is sent out for peer review. Researchers can share this as much as they like. If authors do decide to post it anywhere, including on scholarly collaboration networks, we advise authors to link to their final, published article (the “Version of Record”) on Taylor & Francis Online. Why? To encourage others to cite their work and so they can track the short- and long-term impact of their research using article metrics.
- Accepted Manuscript (AM)
An “Accepted Manuscript” is a manuscript after it has been through peer review and been accepted by a journal editor. We recommend all authors keep a copy of this version for their use, so please do encourage researchers to save this when they receive an acceptance email from the Editorial Office. What can Taylor & Francis or Routledge authors do with this version?
○ Post their Accepted Manuscript on their personal website at any point after publication.
○ Post their Accepted Manuscript to Facebook, Google groups, and LinkedIn plus link to it from Twitter.
To encourage citation, and to be able to monitor and understand who is reading their work using article metrics, we recommend authors add a link from the Accepted Manuscript to the published article on Taylor & Francis Online.
Embargoes apply if researchers are posting their Accepted Manuscript to an institutional or subject repository (green open access), or to a scholarly collaboration network (SCN).
Taylor & Francis support the STM Association’s Voluntary Principles for Article Sharing on Scholarly Collaboration Networks (SCNs), endorsed by more than fifty organisations including SCNs, learned societies, publishing service providers and scholarly publishers. Researchers can share their work on SCNs who have signed the voluntary principles (after the applicable embargo period has ended).
- Version of Record (VoR)
This is the final, published article and the version you’ll see online and in your journal’s issue. How can researchers share their published article? By sharing their 50 free eprints, if they have published the subscription route, and any way they like if they have published open access.
And remember, authors cannot post the PDF of the VoR unless they have published open access. This applies to any author who has published in a Taylor & Francis or Routledge journal.