Archiving and Sharing your Work

EM has been classified as RoMEO green by the publishers' policies database RoMEO. This means that authors are allowed to archive both the pre-print and the post-print version of their manuscript. In this context, pre-print refers to the first unreviewed version of the article, while the peer-reviewed version, that is not yet typeset, is known as post-print. RoMEO green implies that:

  • Both versions of your paper may be posted to your personal website and the department website as well as the repository of your institution.
  • If you wish to make your article accessible through public repositories, you may share the pre-print manuscript after a period of 12 months (calculated from online first publication).
  • You may always include your publication for teaching and to share it with colleagues on an individual basis. It needs to be properly referenced.

  • More information on self-archiving has been summarized in this editorial: Alt, R. et al., Electronic Markets on self-archiving, Electronic Markets, 26(2016)1, 1-5.

In order to make it easier for authors to distribute the final, published version of their manuscript, Springer has introduced the SharedIt initiative in 2016. SharedIt links to the papers published by an author and may be requested by entering the article's DOI into Springer's author profile. Please also check the open access options, which are described here.

Once your paper has been published, Springer provides the corresponding author with a shareable link to a view-only version of the article. This link may be posted anywhere, including social media channels like Twitter, scholarly networks like ResearchGate or institutional repositories. Additionally, the campaign collaborates with more than 200 media outlets and blogs.

The view-only articles are made available in the Enhanced PDF format, which ensures that readers always obtain access to the most up-to-date version of the article. The format also provides viewers with tools for highlighting and annotating the text, as well as with hyperlinked in-line citations and supplemental content and figures. Via advanced article metrics, authors may also obtain information on the impact of their work.