If you have read the Preprint , you know that I am trying to act and become 100% open access with my manuscripts. I made a list of the publications with links to the PDFs available online without a paywall (if the paper is open access or available in other websites) but there are still a few publications that require a subscription to the journal.
I thought it would be interesting to write about my “becoming open access” process as it seems that it will be tricky (but I am sure feasible) for a few reasons:
1- Which version of the manuscript is acceptable to make a preprint of when the manuscript has already been published?
- Should I use the first submission version (but sometimes major changes have been done before the second submission)?
- Can I make a preprint of the resubmission (without the publisher’s proofreading)?
- Or can I make a preprint of the last version of the manuscript before they prepared the layout?
2- Are there any publishers that do not allow at all to have a preprint version of my work after I published it?
For instance, what does that mean??
Please don’t judge me for signing things I don’t understand, I was a naive Ph.D. student that wanted to have a publication (Okay you can judge me….)