Answered By: Valerie Weis
Last Updated: Apr 11, 2018     Views: 17

The Harvard Open Access policies ask authors to deposit "the final version of the article" also known as the "accepted author manuscript." The accepted author manuscript of a work is the version approved by peer review, or the last version the author sends to the publisher after peer review. It does not include unilateral edits made by the journal after peer review, or the journal's look and feel.

In a few cases, we can deposit the published version, also called the version of record. For example, we will deposit this version when Harvard's HOPE fund pays an article processing charge for that article, when the publisher gives permission to deposit that version or if the copyright is already held by the author. If you're not certain whether you can deposit the version of record in a given case, please contact the HKS Library Open Access Liaison, Valerie Weis.