The author’s final manuscript is the final version of the article submitted to the publisher. The author’s final manuscript includes all the changes made to the article during peer review.
The manuscript is generally presented in a ".doc" or in another text format and it does not include the publisher’s formatting.
Generally speaking, this is the version of the article that can be deposited in an institutional repository such as PolyPublie.
Other terms used to refer to the author’s final manuscript:
Final peer-reviewed manuscript
Manuscrit final examiné par les pairs
Version finale de l'auteur
Version acceptée pour publication
3) The Publisher's Final Version
As its name indicates, the publisher’s final version is the version of the article as published by the publisher. It includes all the formatting work carried out by the publisher.
The publisher’s final version is generally presented as a ".pdf" or "HTML" formatted document. This version can be deposited in PolyPublie immediately after its publication when the article is published with a license allowing redistribution, such as Creative Commons (CC). In the absence of such a license, the version formatted by the publisher can not generally be archived in an institutional repository.
Other terms used to refer to the publisher’s final version: