So I see that SHERPA/RoMEO recently added the 1,000th publisher, the International Institute for Religious Freedom, to their database. Their journals database now has policies for over 18,000 journals from those 1,000 publishers.
I only recently learned about SHERPA/RoMEO from my good friend and colleague, Chris Oka, who put me onto it in the course of our work with Magazines for Libraries. If you haven’t encountered them before, you’ll want to take a look at their website. SHERPA/RoMEO is a component of SHERPA Services, based at the Centre for Research Communications at the University of Nottingham. On behalf of the open access community they maintain a portfolio of services: RoMEO, JULIET and OpenDOAR.
SHERPA/RoMEO is “a simple colour-code classification [used] to simplify complex publisher and journal policy information and provides impartial, easy to follow and accurate guidance on permissions and conditions of rights given to authors by journal publishers. [It] offers users the ability to: view summaries of publishers’ and journal copyright policies in relation to self-archiving; view if publisher and journal policies comply with research funder archiving policies, mandates and guidelines; and search journal and publisher information by Journal Title, Publisher Name, ISSN and eSSN.” It also provides lists of “publishers that allow the use of their PDFs in Institutional Repositories [and] publishers with Paid Options.” [from their website]
A useful tools for all of us to know about. Thanks for the heads up, Chris!
More as it happens,