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ResearchOnline@ND is The University of Notre Dame Australia's open access institutional research repository. The goal of the repository is to:

  1. capture and preserve the intellectual output of Notre Dame authors and researchers
  2. promote intellectual inquiry, research and cross-disciplinary collaboration
  3. provide open access to Notre Dame research and outputs

ResearchOnline raises the visibility and accessibility of Notre Dame's publications to local and international audiences, and provides data for mandatory Government reporting requirements such as the Higher Education Research Data Collection (HERDC) and Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA). It operates as an institutional repository for open access research publications, including Notre Dame's Higher Degree by Research electronic thesis collection, and as a publishing platform for University-endorsed eJournals.


Upon completion of a thesis by research, a candidate's electronic version of their work is submitted for examination alongside a completed thesis declaration form to the Research Office. Once the thesis passes examination, Research Office staff forward these documents to ResearchOnline team for uploading to the repository. Authors retain the copyright for their thesis.

Research Outputs

Documents published in this category are full-text research works produced by staff at the University, the versions of which comply with copyright and license permissions (see Which version to submit? tab above). The procedure for adding the work to the repository involves submitting the information concerning the output to the IRMA research reporting system in the first instance (see the University Research pages for more information). The IRMA team then forward the relevant data to ResearchOnline on the authors' behalf.


The ResearchOnline product is built around commercial-grade editorial management software. This gives the University an opportunity to publish a range of peer-reviewed eJournals. If staff are interested in publishing an open access eJournal or eTextbook, please contact the ResearchOnline team at

Publishers have different policies on the versions of papers they will allow you to self-archive, including rights/permissions you have for depositing your work in a digital repository. The following list is a guide to terms.


  • Submitted version is the pre-print of the manuscript - the paper before peer review. This is the author's version of the article that was sent to a journal for consideration.
  • Accepted version or Author's Accepted Manuscript (AAM) or post-print - is the paper after peer-review. This is the author's version of an article that has been amended in order to reflect revisions in the publication process (see Publisher portals tab above for instructions on downloading this version)
  • Published version: the final version or version of record as it appears in the publication, including typesetting, logos, page numbers etc.

Authors usually assign their copyright to publishers when they negotiate contracts. The SHERPA/RoMEO database provides a guide to publishers' copyright policies and the deposit of journal articles in open access or institutional repositories.

Note that these publisher permissions also apply to the author if they wish to upload a copy of their output to sites such as ResearchGate or

Sherpa/Romeo collects publisher open access policies, and shows you the open access pathway available for your article. This determines which version you can deposit into Notre Dame's repository, ResearchOnline@ND.  There may be an embargo (time delay) imposed by the publisher on making your version available.
  • Type the name or ISSN of the journal your article will appear in
  • Depending on the publishing model (gold or green) you may be able to deposit the published (final), accepted (post-print), or submitted (pre-print) version
  • Check the icons for each of these versions under Publisher Policy, particularly:
  • Embargo Location and Conditions icons
  • Embargo (hourglass) will tell you of any waiting period, Location (folder) will mention where the article can be stored (look for Repository), and Conditions (tick list) are any extra requirements. 
  • If your pathway needs the accepted version (also called the author accepted manuscript), then see the Publisher portals tab above on how to retrieve this version of your article.

If your journal accepts manuscript submissions via email or uses a bespoke submission portal not listed below, please contact your journal’s Editor to request a copy of the accepted manuscript suitable for author self-archiving on ResearchOnline@ND, Notre Dame's Institutional Repository.

Step 1: Identify the online submission portal the journal is utilising.

From the Journal’s website, locate the “Submit Your Paper” or similar option. Note the journal’s online submission portal.


Step 2: Identify the corresponding author.

The corresponding author is traditionally responsible for overseeing the online publishing process with the journal and has access to the online submission portal.

Step 3: Obtain a copy of the Accepted Manuscript from the journal’s online submission portal.

If you are not the corresponding author, contact your co-author and request they download a copy of the accepted manuscript.

Platform Instructions Publishers

Editorial Manager


  • Find your journal submission page. Log in.
  • Click on "submissions with a decision", in the complete tab (the others are “new submissions” and “revisions”)
  • Click on "view submission" next to the article you'd like to download from the list of your submitted manuscripts.
  • If the file downloaded includes your reviewers' comments, you can remove these quickly using any PDF viewer to leave just the submitted manuscript. This can then be legally archived.
Taylor & Francis, SpringerNature, Wolters Kluwer, Wiley, University of Chicago Press
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ScholarOne Manuscripts

  • Find your journal submission page. Log in.
  • Click on the "author" button located on the top left side of the page. This will redirect you to the author dashboard.
  • Click on "Manuscripts with Decisions" in the sidebar
  • Click ‘View Submission’ under the title of the manuscript you want. A blinded PDF of your article will download.

Emerald Group Publishing, Taylor & Francis, Cambridge University Press

Important Note: Nature have their own version of this known as Manuscript Tracking System. We’ve provided separate, more specific, instructions for them below.
  • Find your journal submission page. Log in.
  • Click on the post decision manuscript(s) option in the author task guide to access your manuscript(s).
  • Click the article you want to download from the list of your manuscripts you should see.
  • Download the “Merged file containing manuscript text and display items”, which should be at the top of the new page in a list of files.
EJAMA Network, Palgrave Macmillan, American Physiological
Society, American Association for Cancer Research, JLB, LANDES Bioscience, AGU, SIAM, Allen Press, AAS, American Heart Association, Scrivener Publishing,

Manuscript Tracking System


  • Go to and click the journal where your research was published. Log into your account.
  • Click on the "manuscript(s)" tab.
  • A list of all your submitted manuscripts will appear. Click the red underlined link for the article you want to download.
  • Download the “Merged file containing manuscript text and display items”, which should be at the top of the new page under “Manuscript Items” in a list of files.
Wiley Research Exchange Wiley
  • See Sharing your research
  • Retain the Accepted Manuscript on receipt of your acceptance email from the Editorial Office
  • Login to the portal to look for the Accepted Version
Taylor & Francis
Manuscript Manager
  • Login to the journal's URL for manuscript manager
  • Check the dashboard for the Accepted version
Wiley, Thieme, Edward Elgar
ACS Paragon Plus
  • The corresponding author should email with the article title, journal title and DOI to obtain a copy of the accepted manuscript
ACS Publications (American Chemical Society)