1. Where I can check the self-archival policies of different publishers or journals?
You may refer to the SHERPA/ROMEO website (http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo.php ) for journal/publisher policies. Some policies are not available in the SHERPA/ROMEO website, but are located in the publisher’s official website. When in doubt or when information is not available, always submit the Author’s post-print (or accepted manuscript) to the library instead of the published PDF.
2. Can I archive the final published PDF instead of the Author’s post-print (or accepted manuscript)?
Yes, some publishers do allow libraries to make their final published PDF freely available online (usually open access publishers), but most publishers only permit the Author’s post-print (or accepted manuscript) to be archived; however this version’s content is very close to the final published version. Wherever publisher agreements allow, the library will deposit the final published PDF instead of the Author’s post-print (or accepted manuscript).
3. I do not have time to check the publisher’s policy, can I still submit my papers in the institutional repository?
Yes, simply follow one of the methods (in NTU or NIE) to deposit your peer-reviewed manuscript (which incorporates referees’ comments) into your institutional repository . Your librarian will check the publisher’s policy and ensure that the publisher permits the full text archival.