# Is IEEE author's version the same as the accepted version which can be put on arXiv?

When a paper is accepted to be published in an IEEE journal, the publishing system sends by email a PDF file of the author's version (for an example of what PDF file I'm referring to, see https://arxiv.org/ftp/arxiv/papers/1710/1710.01077.pdf).

(1) Is this PDF file the 'Accepted' version which can be uploaded to arXiv?

(2) Since in this case the authors do not have the source files of this PDF file, it is OK to bypass arXiv LaTeX detection?

• I think it's \IEEEoverridecommandlockouts\IEEEpubid{\makebox[\columnwidth]{ <copyright statement here> \hfill} \hspace{\columnsep}\makebox[\columnwidth]{ }} placed before \begin{document} – nengel Nov 1 '17 at 2:13