The version of record as a central organizing concept in scholarly publishing

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The “version of record” is an organizing concept in scholarly publishing. It is by reference to that version that others are understood and it is the object of financial models, policies, and recognition and reward systems. At the same time, many of the core functions of academic publishing – in particular, registration and dissemination – are decoupling from the version of record. Scholarly publishers are also expanding their remit to encompass other article versions, as well as other research outputs, and efforts to systematically link together and track these into a “record of versions” are growing.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)309-314
Number of pages6
JournalInformation Services and Use
Issue number3-4
Early online dateAug 1 2022
StatePublished - Aug 1 2022


  • journal articles
  • Scholarly publishing
  • version of record

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