Which version to deposit in Spiral
The version, refers to the stage in the publication life cycle a publication has reached.
When uploading a paper to Spiral, you will be asked to select one of the milestone versions below.
To ensure that Spiral remains copyright-safe and contains high quality research papers, you should upload a peer-reviewed version.
If the publisher permits it, upload the final published PDF, if not, choose the accepted version, corrected after peer-review.
By uploading the accepted or published version of your paper you are meeting the College’s open access mandate.
|Version||Description||Who is the copyright holder?|
|Draft||Early version circulated as a work in progress||You are the copyright holder|
|Submitted||Version submitted to a journal for publication and/or peer review||You are the copyright holder but the publisher may control your use of this version once you have signed their publishing agreement|
|Accepted||Author-created version incorporating referee and/or editorial comments as accepted for publication||Copyright and/or other publication rights are normally transferred to the publisher via a publishing agreement|
|Published||The publisher-created published version (PDF)||Copyright belongs to the publisher|
|Updated||A version updated since publication||Check publishing agreement|
Publishers and Sherpa Romeo use different terminology for versions. This table shows how these can be mapped to the Spiral terminology.