Published Version Vs. Accepted Version

 Open Access FAQ

  • Is the proof or off-print the same as the post-print (accepted) version?

No, unlike post-prints which are produced by the author,  proofs / offprints are delivered to the author from the publisher.

Proofs / offprints have been formatted and reflect any layout or copyediting done by the publisher in preparation for publication.

Proofs / off-prints should not be deposited in your institutional repositories.