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Author rights

What are your rights as an author? Find out everything you need to know about how, where and when you can share your article or chapter below.

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Version of article or chapter Definition
Submitted version under review (SMUR, also known as ‘Pre-print’) The version of the work as submitted to the journal, prior to the peer review process.
Author accepted manuscript (AAM, also known as ‘Post-print’)     The version of the work as accepted for publication. This may include any amendments suggested as a result of the peer review process. This is the version you will receive via email when your article is accepted. You should keep a copy of this for your records.
Version of record (VoR, also known as ‘Publisher PDF’)     The version of the work that appears in the official publication, which includes Emerald branding and formatting.

 

Guidelines for sharing and reusing your work

Find out how you can reuse and share your journal article or book chapter below or by downloading this handy graphic. If you are the author of a complete book, please refer to the specific guidance below.

I have the... Submitted version under review (SMUR) Author accepted manuscript (AAM) Version of record (VoR) or Publisher PDF Open Access iconGold Open Access
Version of Record
I want to...        
Use my article or book chapter for teaching and classroom purposes Unlimited print copies
Electronic use permitted within faculty only

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Can share at any time in accordance with Creative Commons licence (see below)

Make photocopies of my article or book chapter for conferences, or to use as handouts Unlimited Up to 25 copies. If you require more, please get in touch
Include my article or book chapter in my dissertation or thesis Yes Yes The VoR may be included in the print version of your thesis/dissertation. If an electronic deposit is required, this must be the SMUR or AAM version
Reuse figures or extracts in other works authored by me Yes Yes Yes
Republish the entirety of my work in any future works Yes, you can include your work in any future publication, providing that you are the named author or editor of the new work
Deposit my article or book chapter in my institutional repository Anytime Upon official publication No. You may include the metadata of your work, and provide the digital object identifier (DOI) to the version of record on Emerald Insight
Post my article or book chapter on my personal or corporate website, or relevant not-for-profit subject repository Anytime Upon official publication No. You may include the metadata of your work, and provide the digital object identifier (DOI) to the version of record
Upload my article or book chapter to a scholarly collaboration network Anytime, but only if the site is a signatory of the STM article sharing principles Upon official publication. Only if the site is a signatory of the STM article sharing principles No. You may include the metadata of your work, and provide the digital object identifier (DOI) to the version of record, or the link to a version deposited into your institutional repository
Email my article or book chapter to colleagues Anytime, to individuals for person use only
Post my article or book chapter on social media No. You may include the metadata of your work, and provide the DOI to the version of record, or the link to a version deposited into your institutional repository
Include my work as part of a grant or funding application Anytime

Emerald’s Green open access policy

Our green open access route offers all Emerald journal authors or book chapter authors the option to make their research immediately and openly available upon official publication, free from payment. We are one of only a handful of publishers that does not impose an embargo period.

You may deposit your author accepted manuscript at any point, but it must not be made publicly accessible until official publication (i.e. as soon as it appears on Emerald Insight in its final typeset version).

We allow deposits to the following places:

  • Your institutional repository (the repository of the institution you are affiliated to)
  • A not-for-profit subject repository relevant to your discipline
  • Your personal or company website
  • On scholarly collaboration networks (SCNs) that have signed up to the STM article sharing principles. A full list of signatories can be seen at www.howcanishareit.com. We do not currently allow sharing on ResearchGate or Academia.edu.

How to deposit your Emerald work

To deposit your author accepted manuscript, you will need to include the following details:

  • You must include the DOI back to the official published version of your work on Emerald Insight
  • Include all of the relevant citation information (for journal articles: article title, journal name, volume, issue number and for book chapters: chapter title, book title, series name and volume number)
  • The author accepted manuscript must clearly indicate where the article was published
  • Include a clear licensing statement in the citation information and on the first page of the AAM (see below).

Deposit licenses

As an Emerald author, you have a choice of two licences to deposit your AAM under; you may either include the copyright line of the published work, or deposit under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial 4.0 (CC BY-NC) licence.

The CC BY-NC licence means that anyone may reuse that AAM for non-commercial purposes. If anyone wishes to use that AAM for commercial purposes, they should contact the Permissions team

To display this licence on your AAM, you would include the following (alongside the article citation/metadata):

'This author accepted manuscript is deposited under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC) licence. This means that anyone may distribute, adapt, and build upon the work for non-commercial purposes, subject to full attribution. If you wish to use this manuscript for commercial purposes, please contact [email protected]'

We understand that you may not wish to use the CC BY-NC licence; in this case, you should deposit the author accepted manuscript and the following statement:

'© [insert the copyright line of the published article]. This AAM is provided for your own personal use only. It may not be used for resale, reprinting, systematic distribution, emailing, or for any other commercial purpose without the permission of the publisher'.

All Gold Open Access articles are published under a CC BY Creative Commons licence so articles can be reused freely, as long as full attribution to the author and original publication is included, for example:

© [Author Name]. Published in [Journal Name]. Published by Emerald Publishing Limited.

The full terms of this licence may be seen at http://creativecommons.org/licences/by/4.0/legalcode

Authors of a complete Emerald book

For book authors, the version of the work that may be deposited should be taken from the completed manuscript you submitted to Emerald. It should be the version accepted for publication by the editor, before it is handed over to our production team.

If you are the author of a complete book, on publication of your work, you may deposit any two chapters of your choice from your book (but not the whole book) in one of the following places:

  • Your institutional repository (the repository of the institution you are affiliated to)
  • A not-for-profit subject repository relevant to your discipline
  • Your personal or company website.

The version of the chapters you deposit must be the version accepted by Emerald or the Editor (the AAM), and must not be the published version.

How to deposit your Emerald chapters

To deposit your author accepted manuscript, you will need to include the following details:

  • You must include the DOI back to the official published version of your work on Emerald Insight, or the link to the book’s page on the Emerald Bookstore
  • Include all of the relevant citation information (chapter title, book title, series name and volume number if appropriate)
  • The author accepted manuscript must clearly indicate where the chapter was published
  • Include a clear licensing statement in the citation information and on the first page of the AAM.

You have a choice of two licences to deposit under.

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