Answered By: Michael Pujals
Last Updated: Sep 12, 2014     Views: 26

Most publisers will allow you to post the author's accepted manuscript into the repository, possibly with conditions. 

Author's Accepted Manuscript

The Author's Accepted Manuscript is the final manuscript that you sent to the publisher to be formatted for publication, after it's gone throught the peer-review process.

Possible Conditions

  1. Some journals require and emabargo period.  An embargo is the time period in which your article's information is visible (title, abstract, etc.) but the article is not downloadable.  Embargoes can be anywhere from 6 - 18 months.  After the embaro is over, your article is available.
  2. A citation and a link to the definitive version of the article.  This means that with the citation information in the repository we include a citation and a link to the publisher's version of the article.

Sherpa/Romeo Database

The Sherpa/Romeo database is an online tool where you can look up a publisher or journal to see what conditons are allowed for you to deposit your previously published article in Dominican Scholar.

As a service to you, the Library will investigate submission terms of agreement and secure copyright permissions for you so that you can have your work included in Dominican Scholar.  Contact us at