The people behind the Open Access discovery tool Open Access button have recently published 2 useful guides.
The first Pre-prints, post-prints, and publisher’s PDF explained offers some guidance on how to identify:
- Pre-prints (or Submitted Versions)
- Post-prints (or Accepted Author Manuscripts)
- Published Versions (or Versions of Record)
The second Direct2AAM: How tos helping authors find AAMs intends to help authors retrieve Author Accepted Manuscripts from publisher manuscript systems.
The guides are useful whether you are using an institutional repository like ORO, a subject repository or an academic social networking site like ResearchGate or Academia.edu. Super useful to both authors and repository administrators… thank you OA Button people!!!