Green Open Access, also referred to as self-archiving, is the practice of placing a version of an author's manuscript into a personal repository, making it freely accessible. The version that can be deposited into a repository is the pre-copyedited, pre-published manuscript. Academy of Management (AOM) has established individual self-archiving policies that outline the terms and conditions, for example, which article version may be used and when the article can be made openly accessible and in what type of repository (see table). Complete open access to the finalized, Version of Record (VoR) of the article, including posting to an open institutional repository, can occur only after a 12-month embargo period. VoR refers to the article assigned and published in an issue; it does not refer to the In-Press publication. The AOM is still the copyright owner of all materials distributed in AOM publications. Currently, AOM does not support Gold, author-funded OA.
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Articles accepted for publication via the AOM Green Open Access policy are selected by individual AOM editors. All authors who seek to publish their articles through AOM's Green OA policy must designate their research as OA mandated upon submission through AOM article processing system (ScholarOne Manuscripts). AOM requires supporting documentation mandating that the article is to be published via an Open Access mechanism. Please also refer to:
Green Open Access is the process of sharing a version of your article online so that the public can read your research. This is often accomplished by linking to your article or by sharing the full-text, which is sometimes known as manuscript posting or self-archiving. Linking can be done immediately to the final version of your article, but sharing the full text of your article requires a bit more time and effort as you need to be mindful of when, where, and how this is done. You are able to link or share the full text, but there are some advantages to linking to your articles:
Publishers need certain permissions in order to publish and share your research. These permissions are defined by what is known as a journal publishing agreement or license. AOM uses an exclusive license agreement for Green Open Access articles, which means that AOM is granted:
The user license of an article determines how readers can share and use your article without the need to request permission. Before publishing open access, we recommend that you:
It is important to note that your license selection is non-revocable. At AOM, we provide Open Access publishing through a CC-BY-NC-ND license. The AOM provides authors the option to distribute their work, while still employing a commonly used OA licensing mechanism. The CC-BY-NC-ND license breaks down into the following:
AOM supports responsible sharing. Responsible sharing inline with copyright enables publishers to sustain high quality journals and the services they provide to the research community. You can share your research at each stage of the research process:
For classroom teaching purposes: You can use your article for your own classroom teaching and internal training at your institution (including use in course packs and courseware).
For grant applications: You can include your article for grant funding purposes.
With your colleagues: You can easily share your article with your colleagues via email on a preprint server. You can always post your preprint on a preprint server
On your personal blog or website: We recommend that you list all your publications and link back to the final version on the AOM website to make it easier for you to be cited. In addition, you can also post your preprint or accepted manuscript on your non-commercial personal website or blog.On your institutional repository: You can post your Green Open Access accepted manuscript after the 12-month embargo to an institutional repository and make this publicly available after the embargo period has expired.
On a subject repository (or other non-commercial repository): You can always post your preprint version* and your accepted manuscript after the embargo period has expired. *Peer review restrictions apply. Prior drafts and/or final versions of submitted manuscripts posted on a website (e.g., personal, departmental, university, or working series sites) have been taken down prior to submission and will remain so during the review process.
On a scholarly collaboration network: You can share your preprint, article abstract, a link to your article, or social media, such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter. AOM will send you a "share link" (a personal, customized short link) that you will receive after final publication of your article. We encourage you to share this link on social media.