What is Springer's “version of record”? Is it the final originally published version of an article or book?

According to the answers that I received, yes it is.

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A version of record is the article or contribution as published including copy editing and lay out.

Source: Peter Davidhazi (2014) "New publication cultures in the humanities: exploring the paradigm shift."


According to this Springer document

The "Version of Record" is defined as the final version of the Work as originally published, and as may be subsequently amended following publication in a contractually compliant manner, by or on behalf of the Publisher.

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