Which article version is allowed?
Check in Sherpa-Romeo which version you are allowed to submit. Most international academic journal publishers are listed. There are three possible versions allowed:
- Post-print version: Most common allowed version. This is the accepted version in which the author may have incorporated into the text the outcome of the peer-review. No formatting has been made by the publisher (like type-setting and page numbers)
- Pre-print version: this is the article as first submitted and accepted before it has been peer-reviewed, edited or prepared for publication by a publisher
- Published version: this is the definitive published version as received from the publisher
Usually there is some kind of restriction linked to the upload of the fulltext, like a 12 months embargo for example. Also this information is included in Sherpa-Romeo. The allowed version can be added immmediately - Cadmus can handle the embargo restriction automatically.
If you cannot find the publisher on Sherpa-Romeo, contact the publisher directly asking for permission. Cadmus staff can advice on author rights and correspondence with publishers.
You can use this letter (en) - (fr) as a model, or check the signed publishing contract/agreement to see what rights you have in respect to full-text publication of the article.
You are also encouraged to archive full-text of book chapters, and books (or sample chapters) where allowed. See also the section on Copyright & Authors Rights