How to make a manuscript visible online before it becomes accepted by a journal?

If you want to make a manuscript visible online before it becomes accepted by a journal, the author can distribute it on the Internet or post it on a website. You should label the paper with the date and with a statement that the paper has not (yet) been published. Therefore, it is not an authoritative document of record.

If you publish gold open access (OA), you can make articles freely available before or after publishing. Gold open access makes the final version of an article freely and permanently accessible to everyone, immediately after publication. Copyright for the article is retained by the authors and most of the permission barriers are removed.

How to increase manuscript visibility?

You should consider posting it on social media websites like ResearchGate, LinkedIn, Twitter, Mendeley, etc. It is better to post the title and abstract of your article on ResearchGate. You should provide a link to the pdf file. You can also make short YouTube videos or write blog posts about your manuscript.

What is gold open access?

Gold open access means that the final published version of your article (or Version of Record) is permanently and freely available online for anyone, anywhere to read. An article publishing charge (APC) is usually applicable if you publish gold OA.

What is the difference between gold and green open access?

There are two main routes to making research outputs openly accessible. One involves publishing articles or books via the OA route on a publisher’s platform (often referred to as gold open access). The other involves archiving a version of the manuscript in an OA repository (often described as green open access).

Can you share published research papers?

If the article is OA from the journal publisher, you can share it publicly or privately. If it is not, you can share the article privately, otherwise, it is considered a violation of copyright.

Can you share preprinted research papers?

You are always able to share the preprint version or a link to your manuscript anywhere you wish. If you have published your article gold OA under a commercial license (CC BY), you can also post your final article.

Can you make an article open access after publication?

The current license for the published manuscript is the result of a contract between the authors and the publisher. This means creating a new/additional license is possible if both the authors and the publisher agree (You need agreement from your co-authors!). Only revoking an open-access license is impossible

Do journals accept articles that are shared as preprints?

Preprints are not generally considered publications. Most journals will accept articles that have been shared as preprints; however, some journals will not. We recommend you check the journal’s policies on this matter prior to submitting an article that you have previously shared as a preprint.

What is the best way to share your research works and Why?

A published, peer-reviewed research article is the primary way that scientists communicate the results of their investigations. Once formally published in a journal, your article is indexed and archived, becoming a permanent part of the scientific record.

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Is it legal to share papers on ResearchGate?

ResearchGate is not a publisher and does not accept articles or papers for publication. Rather, members can track their publications, store private copies of manuscript, and make their published or unpublished work publicly available on ResearchGate – if they have the right to do so.

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