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One way to make sure your article are findable is to provide a persistent link to an electronic version of it. Journal publishers should provide you with information concerning your "author rights" including which version of your article can be made freely available and when. There are three versions to consider:
What about articles in Open Access Journals?
If it is not clear in your copyright transfer agreement whether you have the right to deposit a particular version of your article, there is often information about this on the journal website.
SherpaRomeo is a free service that attempts to compile this information for many publications. They provide a list of publishers that allow the Version of Record to the deposted as well (but as one publisher merges or takes over another this informaton can change).
If in doubt, send a note to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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