As Acta Materia Medica is a Platinum Open Access journal authors are entitled to make their article publicly available according to the terms of the CC BY licence:
- CC BY
- Authors who have published under a CC BY 4.0 licence may freely share and distribute their article on websites and repositories.
Re-use guidelines for open access content
When posting, distributing or reusing Open Access articles, the journal should be clearly attributed as the original place of publication and correct citation details should be given. Authors should also deposit the URL/DOI of their published article in any repository, in addition to the Version of Record.
When making their article available according to the terms of their Open Access licence, we strongly encourage authors to deposit the Version of Record. This will guarantee that the definitive version is readily available to those accessing your article from such repositories and means that your article is more likely to be cited correctly.
As there are many ways you can share the different versions of your article as it moves through the stages towards publication a summary is provided as follows.
Author’s Original Manuscript (AOM)
What is it? Your original manuscript before you submitted it to a journal for peer review.
How can I share it? You can share your AOM as much as you like, including via social media, on a scholarly collaboration network, your own personal website, or on a preprint server (for example arXiv, bioRxiv, SocArXiv, etc.). Posting on a preprint server is not considered to be duplicate publication. If you do decide to post your AOM anywhere, we ask that, upon acceptance, you acknowledge that the article has been accepted for publication as follows:
“This article has been accepted for publication in Acta Materia Medica.
Accepted manuscript (AM)
What is it? If your article is accepted for publication it becomes the Accepted Manuscript. This version has been through the peer review process and been accepted by a journal editor. When you receive the acceptance email from the Editorial Office, keep a copy of your AM for any future posting.
How can I share it? You can post your Accepted Manuscript (AM) at any point after acceptance (this includes posting to Facebook, Google groups, and LinkedIn, plus linking from Twitter). To encourage citation of your work, we recommend that you insert a link from your posted AM to the published article with the following text, including the DOI:
“This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published in Acta Materia Medica on [date of publication], [Article DOI].”
Version of Record (VOR)
What is it? This is the final, definitive, citable version of your paper, which has been copyedited, typeset, had metadata applied, and has been allocated a DOI (Digital Object Identifier). This is the published version.
How can I share it? On publication you can link to the VOR using the DOI or you can post the article PDF on any websites and repositories.
Connecting the different versions of your article
By the time your article is published, you may have already shared your AOM and AM in various places. It is a good idea to link these to the VOR after publication, by adding some text such as:
“This is an [Accepted Manuscript / Author’s Original Manuscript] of an article published in Acta Materia Medica on [date of publication], available at [Article DOI].”
By using a link containing the DOI, article downloads, Altmetric data, and citations can all be tracked and collated. All this data can help you to assess the impact of your work.