Authors' Rights in Scholarly Publishing: Article Versions
The version of an article before peer review, copy editing, and publisher formatting. A manuscript that is submitted to a journal.
Also known as: submitted version; author's original manuscript; original manuscript.
See also: Our guide, Preprints: The Basics.
The version of an article after peer review, but before copy editing and publisher formatting.
Also known as: accepted manuscript; authors accepted manuscript; final author version.
The final version you see in a journal, after peer review, copy editing, and publisher formatting.
Also known as: final version; final published version; version of record.
Publisher's version example originally published in BMC Health Services Research, 2019 19:264. Licensed under CC BY 4.0. Only first page used.