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SUNY Open Access Repository (SOAR)

Which article version to submit?

More than 80% of well-established publishers and journals allow a version of an an article to be self-archived on an author's website or a repository.  Sherpa Romeo (SR), part of Jisc, maintains a database of journal open access policy terms and conditions.

After locating the entry for the journal needed, look for the "pathway" for open access in an institutional repository.  It will indicate which version may be archived (published, accepted, submitted or version of record) and under what terms a work may be made openly accessible. The accepted manuscript is most commonly the version that may be archived, and it is not unusual for a journal to require that a link to the version of record on the publishers' web site be provided.  

Detailed information is available in a comprehensive SR user guide.for assistance using Sherpa Romeo or determining the version that may be archived, please contact the Library at or chat with us.