I'm trying to figure out if I can put a PDF that I give Springer on arXiv.
Note that this PDF has had further changes made to it after it has been already accepted by a conference; it's not the same as the conference submission.
Prior versions of the Contribution published on non-commercial pre-print servers like ArXiv/CoRR and HAL can remain on these servers and/or can be updated with Author’s accepted version.
The final published version (in pdf or html/xml format) cannot be used for this purpose.
Acknowledgment needs to be given to the final publication and a link must be inserted to the published Contribution on Springer’s website, by inserting the DOI number of the article in the following sentence:
"The final publication is available at Springer via
...but I can't tell what "the final published version" refers to.
Does it include the final PDF that I submit to them for publishing?
Or is it only the official PDF that they actually publish on their site?
(I presume the two could be different, since they could make their own edits?)
My guess is that it's only the latter, since they seem to imply the final version is the one with the DOI, but I'm not sure.