Which version of my article can be deposited?

The NHMRC and ARC policies require that a version of the paper post-peer review be made available.

This will, for subscription journals, usually be the Author’s Accepted Manuscript [AAM] version of the paper.

Deposit process

[Author’s] Accepted Manuscript / Post-print version

The [author’s] accepted manuscript is the version of the paper returned to the author after peer-review but before copy-editing and journal issue assignment has occurred. It is the version required for policy compliance for a high proportion of papers published in subscription journals. Sometimes referred to as the “Green” version of the paper, most publishers will allow authors to make this version freely available via repositories.

If you are unsure of the policy of your publisher, check your publisher agreement or check the SHERPA/RoMEO registry of publisher author-rights agreements for guidance. Contact Minerva Access staff for further guidance if you are unsure.

  • In a few cases, the accepted manuscript may already be available at PubMed Central if funded by NIH or other funders with Open Access policies. Again, it will be sufficient to provide a link [such as the PMCID] from the Repository to the PMC site to comply with the policy.

Final, Published [Publisher] Version of the Paper

  • A paper published in an Open Access [“Gold’] journal, such as the PLoS or BioMed Central journals. This is the final published version of the paper.
    • A paper published as Open Access in a subscription [or “Hybrid “] journal, usually paid for by author or authors associated with the research. This is the final published version of the paper. In the above cases, while you are welcome to deposit a copy of the paper into the Repository it will be sufficient to provide an “OA Location” link [such as the article DOI] from the Repository to the publisher site to comply with the policy.
  • paper published in a subscription journal where the publisher makes all papers freely available at or within 12 months of the date of publication.
    • in this case, it will be sufficient to provide an “OA Location” link [such as the article DOI] from the Repository to the publisher site to comply with the policy.
  • A paper published in a subscription journal where the publisher allows the author to deposit the published version of the paper in the Repository. Only a small number of publishers will allow this, many of them listed here.