What is an Accepted Manuscript?
The version of the manuscript that has been peer-reviewed is the accepted version. The simplest permitted versions are files that are effectively just plain text with no layout characteristic. This is how the vast majority of accepted papers appear. The Accepted Manuscript should be identical to the final published edition, but there should be no logo, citation details, copyediting, formatting, or copyright marking from the publisher. The document might be in PDF or Word format. Keep a copy of your Accepted Manuscript for any future postings after you receive the acceptance email from the Editorial Office.
What documents do you receive after acceptance?
When your paper is accepted for publication, the proofs are sent to the corresponding author. A paper is subedited (copyedited) after it is accepted to achieve optimum clarity and reach. Ensuring the accuracy of references is vital as published papers should not contain errors. Your paper is combined into an issue of the journal and published in its final form once the associated author approves them.
- An acceptance letter from your journal’s editorial system.
- When the object is passed to production, the Production Tracking System (PTS) sends an acknowledgment letter with the following information:
- The reference code for the utility to track your accepted article.
- Offprint Order form link to order Proofs and reprint of your article.
- Copyright, sponsorship and funding, and open access are all covered in the Rights and Access form.
- A link to a colour figure reproduction form, if applicable.
What to do after Research Paper acceptance?
There are still things that you must-do if you truly want to benefit from your publication.
- Get an ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) as it assigns a unique identification to each research output, ensuring that your work is not mistaken with that of others.
- Making the accepted work online provides some advantages, including:
- Earlier access to research that can be read and cited
- Authors can promote their work as soon as it is acknowledged by their peers, keeping the publication process moving forward.
- Share it with people as possible to recognize and respond to your work. Breaking down technical and language barriers is another powerful and effective strategy to increase public interest in your work. The way different publishers and periodicals address the problem of sharing differs.
- Researchers will have more prospects for grant acceptance because they would be able to list their work early.
- After all of your time and work has gone into publishing and promoting your paper, it only makes sense to keep an eye on it and assess the feedback.
The length of time it takes to prove an article varies by journal. Most journals will send you proofs within two weeks of receiving your acknowledgment letter. Many papers are published online one week before they are printed, and the corresponding authors of these papers will be notified via e-mail when the online publishing date is confirmed. It takes roughly 4-6 weeks for an article to be published after it has been accepted. After that, you can unwind, relax, and reward yourself for your work until the next piece.