What is an Author's Accepted Manuscript?
The author’s accepted manuscript is the final version of your manuscript which has been accepted by the publisher following changes made during peer review. If the document has been typeset or copy-edited by the publisher, then it is not an AAM.
This is an example of an AAM. It is a Word document file and is the final version of the text agreed to be published. In most cases, publishers do allow this version to archived in respositories like WIRE.
This is an example of a publisher PDF. It is the final version that can be downloaded from the publisher's website. It has the publisher's logo, copyright, font and typesetting. In most cases, publishers do not allow this version to be archived in respositories like WIRE.