Authors interested in submitting scholarly articles to Digital Commons @ OWU may be permitted by their publishers to contribute specific versions of the published work to the repository. Doing so allows you to reach the widest audience possible. Below are descriptions of the commonly mentioned versions in publishing agreements and open access policies:
|Preprint||A preprint is the original version of your article that you wrote and submitted to the journal.||Other terms: Author's Original Manuscript (AOM), Author's Original (AO), Submitted Version|
|Postprint||A postprint is a version of your article after peer-review but before the final publisher formatting. It should not look like the final version. It is typically a Word document.||Other terms: Accepted Manuscript, Author's Accepted Manuscript, AM|
|Publisher PDF||A publisher PDF is the final, published version of your article with all of the publisher formatting. It will likely contain headers, footers, page numbers, typesetting, etc.||Other terms: Version of Record (VoR), Published Version, Published Article, Final Version, Final Published Version|
Where necessary, Digital Commons @ OWU records can specify the version of the journal article submitted to the repository and link to the published version on a publisher's site.