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Comparative Post-print green policies: Look no further than RoMEO

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I was looking at the announcement of Palgrave Macmillan open access options and started to build a table to compare publisher post-print deposit rules:

Post-Print Green Open Access Policies June 21st, 2011

Publisher Policy Source of Documentation
Palgrave Macmillan Journals Upload to institutional repositories; public availability of post-print is delayed until 18 months after first online publication in the relevant journal issue. An acknowledgment should be included, with a link to the publisher version on the publisher website. Self-archiving-policy

Why did I stop?

I remembered the SHERPA/RoMEO: Publisher copyright policies & self-archiving web site, which provides a listing of publishers’ copyright conditions as they relate to authors archiving their work on-line. The service categorizes publishers and their conditions as:


This database-driven enterprise now lists the policies of more than 900 publishers, including my original target Palgrave Macmillan:


So who are the publishers that in this day and age that do not allow formally support personal or institutional archiving, the “white” category in the RoMEO rating?  A short sample which links to the RoMEO entry:

RoMEO is an index to more than 900 publishers and their green open access archiving policies.   Institutions with scholarly communication staff can make this site an important component of a researcher’s determination of where to publish.  The rest of the academic community must build this tool into their resource pages on scholarly publishing.



Thu, June 23 2011 » Uncategorized

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