Sharing your article

When you have written your article, you would like the world to know about it. For most of our journals, Elsevier will send you a 'Share Link': a personal, customized short link, valid for 50 days, which allows you to invite colleagues and peers to access your article on ScienceDirect.

Sharing research is an important part of the research process as researchers share work when they're preparing studies, collaborating and discussing results and throughout the publication process. Elsevier offers you a simple guide below to help you sharing your research broadly.

You can always share your open access article anywhere at any time with the user license, and a DOI link to the formal publication on ScienceDirect. If your article is not open access, see how you can share your article below.

Furthermore, the Get Noticed brochure offers insight in different tools of research dissemination to communicate your research to your academic peers. Sharing research, accomplishments and ambitions with a wider audience makes you more visible in your fields. With greater visibility, you get cited more, you cultivate a stronger reputation and you promote your research, and career.

A preprint is an author's own write-up of research results and analysis that has not been peer-reviewed, nor had any other value added to it by a publisher (such as formatting, copy editing, technical enhancement, etc.).

I want to share my article
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You can present your preprint at a conference.

A preprint is an author's own write-up of research results and analysis that has not been peer-reviewed, nor had any other value added to it by a publisher (such as formatting, copy editing, technical enhancement, etc.).

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You can present your accepted author manuscript at a conference.

An accepted author manuscript (AAM) is the author's version of the manuscript of an article that has been accepted for publication and which may include any author-incorporated changes suggested through the processes of submission, peer review and editor-author communications. AAMs do not include other publisher value-added contributions such as copy-editing, formatting, technical enhancements and (if relevant) pagination.

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You can present or share your final article at a conference.

A published journal article (PJA) is the definitive final record of published research that appears or will appear in the journal and embodies all value-adding publisher activities including copy-editing, formatting and (if relevant) pagination.

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You can use your preprint for classroom teaching purposes.  

A preprint is an author's own write-up of research results and analysis that has not been peer-reviewed, nor had any other value added to it by a publisher (such as formatting, copy editing, technical enhancement, etc.).

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You can use your accepted author manuscript for classroom teaching purposes.

An accepted author manuscript (AAM) is the author's version of the manuscript of an article that has been accepted for publication and which may include any author-incorporated changes suggested through the processes of submission, peer review and editor-author communications. AAMs do not include other publisher value-added contributions such as copy-editing, formatting, technical enhancements and (if relevant) pagination.

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You can use your final article for classroom teaching purposes.

A published journal article (PJA) is the definitive final record of published research that appears or will appear in the journal and embodies all value-adding publisher activities including copy-editing, formatting and (if relevant) pagination.

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You can email a preprint to friends or colleagues for their personal use.

A preprint is an author's own write-up of research results and analysis that has not been peer-reviewed, nor had any other value added to it by a publisher (such as formatting, copy editing, technical enhancement, etc.).

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You can email your accepted author manuscript to a group of friends or co-researchers for their personal use.

An accepted author manuscript (AAM) is the author's version of the manuscript of an article that has been accepted for publication and which may include any author-incorporated changes suggested through the processes of submission, peer review and editor-author communications. AAMs do not include other publisher value-added contributions such as copy-editing, formatting, technical enhancements and (if relevant) pagination.

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You can email your final article to a group of friends or co-researchers for their personal use.

A published journal article (PJA) is the definitive final record of published research that appears or will appear in the journal and embodies all value-adding publisher activities including copy-editing, formatting and (if relevant) pagination.

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You can post your preprint on a preprint server.

A preprint is an author's own write-up of research results and analysis that has not been peer-reviewed, nor had any other value added to it by a publisher (such as formatting, copy editing, technical enhancement, etc.).

  • Please note that Cell Press, The Lancet, and some society-owned titles have different preprint policies. Information on these is available on the journal homepage.
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But you can replace your preprint with the accepted author manuscript on ArXiv.

An accepted author manuscript (AAM) is the author's version of the manuscript of an article that has been accepted for publication and which may include any author-incorporated changes suggested through the processes of submission, peer review and editor-author communications. AAMs do not include other publisher value-added contributions such as copy-editing, formatting, technical enhancements and (if relevant) pagination.

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But you can place open access articles on a preprint server.
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You can post your preprint on your blog or personal website for scholarly purposes.

A preprint is an author's own write-up of research results and analysis that has not been peer-reviewed, nor had any other value added to it by a publisher (such as formatting, copy editing, technical enhancement, etc.).

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You can immediately, voluntarily post your accepted author manuscript on your blog or personal website for non-commercial scholarly purposes.

An accepted author manuscript (AAM) is the author's version of the manuscript of an article that has been accepted for publication and which may include any author-incorporated changes suggested through the processes of submission, peer review and editor-author communications. AAMs do not include other publisher value-added contributions such as copy-editing, formatting, technical enhancements and (if relevant) pagination.

You should add the journal name and DOI link when the article has been published, so your article can be cited.

DOI means digital object identifier. Elsevier supports the data DOI's as persistent identifiers for scientific data. If you include a data DOI in your article, it will automatically turn into a link to your data on ScienceDirect.

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But you can share a link to your final article.

A published journal article (PJA) is the definitive final record of published research that appears or will appear in the journal and embodies all value-adding publisher activities including copy-editing, formatting and (if relevant) pagination.

The Share Link service provides 50 days free access to your article.
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You can voluntarily post your preprint on your institutional repository.

A preprint is an author's own write-up of research results and analysis that has not been peer-reviewed, nor had any other value added to it by a publisher (such as formatting, copy editing, technical enhancement, etc.).

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You can voluntarily post your accepted author manuscript on your institutional repository for internal teaching and coursepack use, or if you are employed by a company, for internal training.

An accepted author manuscript (AAM) is the author's version of the manuscript of an article that has been accepted for publication and which may include any author-incorporated changes suggested through the processes of submission, peer review and editor-author communications. AAMs do not include other publisher value-added contributions such as copy-editing, formatting, technical enhancements and (if relevant) pagination.

However, if your institution has a mandate that requires you to post, Elsevier requires an agreement to be in place which respects journal-specific embargo periods.

Access is granted after an embargo period has expired rather than immediately, because libraries understandably will not subscribe if the content is available for free immediately. The embargo period is journal specific and typically ranges from 12- 24 months. The embargo period begins from the final date of publication. Click here for a list of embargo periods and see our funding body agreements for more details.

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But you can share a link to your final article.

A published journal article (PJA) is the definitive final record of published research that appears or will appear in the journal and embodies all value-adding publisher activities including copy-editing, formatting and (if relevant) pagination.

The Share Link service provides 50 days free access to your article.
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You can post your preprint on a subject repository.

A preprint is an author's own write-up of research results and analysis that has not been peer-reviewed, nor had any other value added to it by a publisher (such as formatting, copy editing, technical enhancement, etc.).

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But if you've received a DOI link to your accepted author manuscript, you can share this.

DOI means digital object identifier. Elsevier supports the data DOI's as persistent identifiers for scientific data. If you include a data DOI in your article, it will automatically turn into a link to your data on ScienceDirect.

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But you can always share a link to your final article.

A published journal article (PJA) is the definitive final record of published research that appears or will appear in the journal and embodies all value-adding publisher activities including copy-editing, formatting and (if relevant) pagination.

DOI means digital object identifier. Elsevier supports the data DOI's as persistent identifiers for scientific data. If you include a data DOI in your article, it will automatically turn into a link to your data on ScienceDirect.

The Share Link service provides 50 days free access to your article.
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You can always link to your preprint.
We advise you to also share the link to the citable version of your manuscript as soon as your article has been published.
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But if you've received a DOI link to your accepted author manuscript, you can share this.

DOI means digital object identifier. Elsevier supports the data DOI's as persistent identifiers for scientific data. If you include a data DOI in your article, it will automatically turn into a link to your data on ScienceDirect.

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But you can share a link to your final article.

A published journal article (PJA) is the definitive final record of published research that appears or will appear in the journal and embodies all value-adding publisher activities including copy-editing, formatting and (if relevant) pagination.

The Share Link service provides 50 days free access to your article.

* We recommend you to always check the guide for authors as exceptions may apply.