Answered By: Library Skills Development Last Updated: Feb 23, 2017 Views: 30
Where copyright permits, NRL records include full-text copies of articles, conference papers, book chapters and monographs. Publishers typically retain copyright to the Version of Record (VoR), which is the final published version of the work. Unless published under an Open Access agreement, it's generally not possible to archive this version in NRL. Author drafts are typically less restricted, and the Accepted Author Manuscript (AAM), which is the version of the work submitted after peer review but before any publisher proofing or typesetting, can often be archived in an institutional repository like NRL.
Copyright agreements vary from publisher to publisher and the AAM may be subject to a time restriction ('embargo') before it can be made freely available. The Scholarly Publications team checks the details of submissions to NRL and ensures compliance with publisher policies. If you need further information, contact Scholarly Publications.