The final version of a work which has been published. Typically, the Definitive Work has been accepted, edited and published in print and/or digital form. The publishing organization gives its imprimatur to the Definitive Work. Such works should be assigned a DOI by the publisher. The term “Published Journal Article” refers to a Definitive Work appearing in a journal.  Also: Definitive Version, Definitive Copy, reference copy, formally published work, Formal Publication. Note the difference from Version of Record.

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