Accepted manuscript
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The version of a journal article that has been accepted for publication in a journal. A second party (the ‘publisher’) takes permanent responsibility for the article. Content and layout follow publisher’s submission requirements.”


‘Digital Object Identifier’, is a unique persistent identification name for digital objects, used widely in academic publishing and research repositories. Initiated by the International DOI Foundation in 1998, the DOI system is an international standard as defined by ISO 26324.


“A requirement by the publisher of record wherein a green repository deposit must be delayed for some period following the official publication”


“Metadata is often defined as ‘data about data’ or ‘information about information’ It is usually structured textual information that describes something about the creation, content, or context of a digital resource – be it a single file, part of a single file, or a collection of many files… It is the tool that helps people to discover, manage, describe, preserve and build relationships with and between digital resources.”

Open Access

Open Access (OA) refers to making research outputs freely available online with limited reuse restrictions. Articles can be open access directly via a publisher or be made available in institutional repositories. Traditionally, journal articles have only been accessible to researchers whose institutional libraries pay subscription fees to publishers. OA breaks down barriers to access for not only researchers with limited resources but also a wide range of other interested readers, including students, policy makers, journalists and the general public.


This is the version of the article before peer review, it is not the final version of the article and has not been agreed for publication.  It is important for publisher archive policies, as in a lot more cases the preprint has greate scope to be deposited in an institutional repository



“Digital Preservation Refers to the series of managed activities necessary to ensure continued access to digital materials for as long as necessary. Digital preservation […] refers to all of the actions required to maintain access to digital materials beyond the limits of media failure or technological and organisational change.”


“A repository is a set of services that a research organisation offers to the members of its community for the management and dissemination of digital materials created by its community members.”


“The act of (the author’s) depositing a free copy of an electronic document online in order to provide open access to it.”

Plan S

Plan S is supported by cOAlition S, an international consortium of research funders, including UKRI, Wellcome Trust, European Union and the Gates Foundation. Plan S requires that, from 2021, scientific publications that result from research funded by public grants must be published in compliant Open Access journals or platforms