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A guide to open access at Manchester Metropolitan University.

A definition of author-final copy

The version of a journal article that has come directly from the author(s), which has undergone peer review and had amendments made as a result. The author-final copy may or may not be copy edited.  As a result, they are not necessarily the same as the final published version of an article. As an illustration, please see these pictures of an author-final copy and the final published version of the same article:

Author-final copy - a Word document:

Post print

Final published version - as displayed on the publisher's website: