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City Research Online and REF

What version of a paper needs to be uploaded to CRO?

  • Author's accepted manuscript (AAM) where the output has been published traditional way
  • Published version where the output has been published using Gold Open Access route (which requires a payment of the Article Processing Charge by the author and the output is published with a Creative Commons License) 

Author's accepted manuscript

  • Also known as 'Accepted manuscript' or 'Post-print'
  • The version of the paper sent to the publisher which is accepted by the publisher
  • Has been peer-reviewed
  • Incorporates changes suggested by the peer-review
  • Tends to be a Word document
  • Won't (in most cases) include any of the publisher's typesetting such as logos and page numbers