Sharing your work


If you are publishing in a Taylor & Francis or Routledge journal, there are many ways you can share different versions of your article with colleagues and peers. Read on to find out more plus download our infographic to understand article versions and how you can share them.

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.

How to post 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 on a scholarly collaboration network, we would recommend you use an amended version of the wording below to encourage usage and citation of your final, published article (the Version of Record).

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 plus linking from Twitter). To encourage citation of your work (and be able to monitor and understand who is reading it using article metrics), 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 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 keep a copy of your AM for any future posting.

Embargoes apply if you are posting the AM to an institutional or subject repository, or to a scholarly collaboration network such as Mendeley.

Published your work Gold open access? You can share this at any time, in any way. Check the VoR to see which Creative Commons license you published under, and find out more about how others can re-use your work here.

To inform our policies on article sharing, we are 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, the STM Association’s Voluntary principles for article sharing on scholarly collaboration networks.

Version of Record (VoR)

This is your final, 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 applies to any author who has published in a Taylor & Francis or Routledge journal.

Find out more

Interested in ideas on how to highlight your published work to your colleagues and peers? 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.