now publishers is committed to an ethical approach to academic publishing and has always maintained an open and transparent relationship with authors that respects their right to share and self-archive the work that they publish in our journals. Authors who publish with now publishers retain copyright to their work, but we ask that they sign an Author Agreement that formalizes our right to publish the work and the authors’ rights to share and self-archive. There are some simple guidelines to follow depending on the version of the article that an author wishes to share. These are outlined below.
Authors can share their working paper anywhere at any time. We request, however, that such versions are not presented in such a way as to appear like a final published version of a now publishers’ article. If you are using our LaTeX style files to prepare the manuscript, please remove all the now logos and branding before posting anywhere. The latest style files include the option plain* which you can use to create a version that can be posted.
An Accepted Manuscript is the version submitted to Now Publishers before any production work has been conducted on it. If you are using our LaTeX style files to prepare the manuscript, please use the plain option to create a version that can be posted. (If the plain option is not available, remove all the now logos and branding before posting anywhere.) Six (6) months after the date of publication, the AM can be posted to authors’ non-commercial personal websites or blogs, non-commercial pre-print servers like arXiv or RePEc, or institutional repositories.
Authors may also choose to use the AM to update prior versions of their article published on non-commercial pre-print servers like arXiv.org. Upon publication, acknowledgement needs to be given to the final publication and a link should be inserted to the published article on the now publisher’s website, by inserting the DOI number of the article as follows: “The final publication is available from now publishers via http://dx.doi.org/[DOI]”.
The VoR of an article is available exclusively from now publishers and should not be posted anywhere, but can still be shared with colleagues and used for internal education purposes under fair use guidelines.
Neither AM nor VoR should be posted to commercial academic networks, but abstracts and summary versions can be posted. Acknowledgement needs to be given to the published article on the now publisher’s website, by inserting the DOI number of the article as follows: “This article is available from now publishers via http://dx.doi.org/[iDOI]”.