Sharing your work


Using your eprints

We want you to share your article, be able to highlight the importance of your research, and ensure it has impact. Every Taylor & Francis author who publishes in a subscription journal gets 50 free eprints to share with colleagues as soon as their article is published on Taylor & Francis Online.

This includes all named authors, so if you collaborated on a paper with three other researchers, this means you get 50 free eprints each (that’s 200 eprints to share).

Find out more about author eprints and other ways you can promote your research.

Posting your article on websites or repositories (Green open access)

Author’s Original Manuscript (AOM)

This is your original manuscript (often called a “preprint”), and you can share this as much as you like. If you do decide to post it anywhere, including onto an academic networking site, we would recommend you use an amended version of the wording below to encourage usage and citation of your final, published article.

Accepted Manuscript (AM)

As a Taylor & Francis author, you can post your Accepted Manuscript (AM) on your personal website at any point after publication of your article (this includes posting to Facebook, Google groups, and LinkedIn, and linking from Twitter). To encourage citation of your work we recommend that you insert a link from your posted AM to the published article on Taylor & Francis Online with the following text:

“This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in [JOURNAL TITLE] on [date of publication], available online:[Article DOI].”

For example: “This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis Group in Africa Review on 17/04/2014, available online:

N.B. Using a real DOI will form a link to the Version of Record on Taylor & Francis Online.

The AM is defined by the National Information Standards Organization as:
“The version of a journal article that has been accepted for publication in a journal.”

This means the version that has been through peer review and been accepted by a journal editor. When you receive the acceptance email from the Editorial Office we recommend that you retain this article for future posting.

Embargoes apply if you are posting the AM to an institutional or subject repository, or to academic social networks such as Mendeley, ResearchGate, or

To inform our future policies on article sharing, we are currently running an Author Rights Pilot on our Library and Information Science and Archives and Heritage journals, where authors can post their AM without embargo to any site. We have contributed to, and endorse, STM’s Voluntary principles for article sharing on scholarly collaboration networks.

Version of Record (VoR)

This is your published article. We recommend that you include a link to the VoR from anywhere you have posted your AOM or AM using the text above. Please do not post the PDF of the VoR unless you have chosen to publish your article open access. This also applies to any author who has published with us in the past.

Find out more

Read our guide for reusing content from Taylor & Francis journals. Also available: Japanese and Chinese.

Interested in ideas on how to promote your article? Read our quick tips. If you would like to reuse content from a Taylor & Francis journal but are not the author, go to our permissions information for everything you need.