Author's Original Manuscript: Version of a journal article submitted to a publisher for formal peer review. Content and layout are as written by the authors.
Author's Accepted Manuscript: Version of a journal article that has been accepted for publication, including all changes made as a result of the peer review process. Content and layout follow publisher's submission requirements.
Proof: Version of a journal article that is created as part of the publication process. Content has been changed from the accepted manuscript; layout is the publisher's.
Version of Record: Fixed version of an article that has been formally declared "published" by the publisher.
o Legal instrument that can be used to modify a publisher's standard agreement so you can negotiate key rights to your articles.
o Developed by developed by SPARC in partnership with Creative Commons and Science Commons.
o User-friendly interface to SHERPA/RoMEO information on self-archiving. (See above.)
o Enter the journal title and see whether you can post your article preprint on a personal or departmental website or in an institutional repository.