The AAM is the final author-created version of the manuscript, which includes any changes made after peer-review and has been accepted for publication by the journal. Documents that have been typeset or copyedited by the publisher (such as proofs or the final published version) are not AAMs, but if you wrote your article in a publisher-supplied template then that is acceptable.
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- What is the author accepted manuscript (AAM)?
- Which manuscripts should I upload?
- When do I need to upload?
- I have no funders or my funder has no Open Access requirements (e.g. a College fellowship). Do I need to do anything?
- I’m using arXiv, bioRxiv or another preprint server. Do I still need to upload my article on acceptance?
- My journal asks me to sign a copyright agreement or commit to an Open Access option on submission, not acceptance. Can I get in touch earlier?
- Should I upload my back-catalogue of articles?
- I’m publishing Gold Open Access in an OA journal (e.g. PLOS). Do I still need to upload the AAM?
- What happens after I upload my article?
- Where do I start?