As per the Journal’s Open Access Policy, authors are entitled of making their article available publicly in various domains and repositories according to the terms of the CC BY license. When reusing, distributing, posting or archiving articles, the journal must be attributed clearly as the original publication authority and correct details of citation must be provided. Authors are therefore required to deposit the unique URL/DOI of their published article in addition to the Version of Record in any Repository. We encourage authors to self-archive and submit their papers in institutional repositories or on their websites without embargo. These practices ensure greater citation of published work and provide productive exchange benefits to the authors.
Science Repository acknowledges valid concerns of authors, readers, researchers and other users regarding the need for long-term preservation and access to scholarly research works as publishing moves into the online era. Data available in a structured database carries significant benefits. Science Repository allows authors to deposit their research/data in any public repository that meets appropriate archiving, citation and curation standards. Such repositories mainly allow the data to be stored in native forms, which maximizes the potential for analysis, verification and reuse. In keeping with our efforts to support the dissemination of research works, our repository policy also follows indefinite preservation and continued readability of the articles published in our journal.
The different ways of sharing one’s article as the article moves through different stages of publication are provided below:
AOM or Author’s Original Manuscript
The original manuscript before it is submitted it to a journal for peer review is termed as Author’s Original Manuscript.
You are free to share your AOM as per your wish including via social media, your own personal website, on a scholarly collaboration network or a preprint server meant for non-commercial use. Posting the article on a preprint server will not be considered as a duplicate publication.
[Preprint: Authors must disclose details of preprint posting, including licensing terms and DOI upon manuscript submission in our Journal. Once the preprint is published, it is the responsibility of the author to make sure that a publication reference is updated in the preprint record along with a URL and DOI link to the published version of the paper on the website.]
AM or Accepted Manuscript
Once the article gets accepted by a journal, it is termed as Accepted Manuscript. This version of the article has been accepted by a journal editor and has been through the peer review process.
To encourage the citation of your work, you are allowed to post your Accepted Manuscript (AM) at any point after acceptance, given a link is inserted from your posted AM to the published article with the following text:
“This article has been accepted for publication in Journal Name . [Manuscript Number].”
VOR or Version of Record
This is the definitive, citable, final version of the paper which has been typeset, had metadata applied, copyedited and allocated Digital Object Identifier or DOI. Version of Record is the published version of the paper
On publication, authors are allowed to link to the VOR using the DOI or authors can post the article PDF on any non-commercial repositories and websites. Authors can link the VOR after publication along with incorporating the below mentioned text:
“This is an [Accepted Manuscript/Author’s Original Manuscript] of an article published in _______________ on [date of publication], available at [Article DOI].”