SHERPA/FACT Extended and Simplified

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SHERPA Services are pleased to announce two upgrades to SHERPA/FACT ( – the tool that helps authors check if their journal complies with their funder’s open access requirements.

Firstly, we have added five new funders – Arthritis Research UK, Breast Cancer Campaign, British Heart Foundation, Cancer Research UK, and Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research. These research charities are all members of COAF (Charities Open Access Fund), along with the Wellcome Trust, which was already covered by SHERPA/FACT.

Secondly, we have simplified the interface for routine use, while retaining an “advanced mode” for more complex queries. The new features include:

  • Clearer selection of funders
  • Clearer navigation between pages
  • Additional guidance in tooltips
  • Less clutter

We continue to improve SHERPA/FACT, and welcome feedback and suggestions.


Centre for Research Communications is Moving!

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The Centre for Research Communications is moving to new offices during the week of Monday 13th to Friday 17th October.

Therefore, we will have limited access to our e-mail and phone, during this period.

We will respond to your enquiry as soon as possible, after our move. Please accept our apologies for the inconvenience.

RoMEO and JULIET Updates for September 2014

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RoMEO Additions and Updates for September

Added new publishers:

  1. ABC Journals [11/9/14] Blue
  2. Association of Digital Forensics, Security and Law [11/9/14] Blue
  3. Editura Economia [``/9/14] Blue
  4. Emine [2/9/14] Green
  5. Emory University, Library and Information Technology Services [25/9/14] Green
  6. Hygeia Press di Corridori Marinella [11/9/14] Blue
  7. Instituto Brasileiro de Pesquisa e Ensino em Fisologia do Exercicio (IBPEFEX) [11/9/14] Blue
  8. International Association of Dental Researchers and Practitioners [11/9/14] Blue
  9. Ministerstvo Vnutrennikh Del Rossiiskoi Federatsii, Tyumenskii Yuridicheskii Institut (Ministry of the Interior of the Russian Federation, Tyumen Advanced Training Institute) [17/9/14] Green
  10. [11/9/14] Green
  11. National Cave Research and Protection Organization [11/9/14] Blue
  12. National Numeracy Network (NNN) [25/9/14] Green
  13. National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy [25/9/14] Blue
  14. Nihon Bunseki Kagakkai (Japan Society for Analytical Chemistry)[25/9/14] Blue
  15. niversidad Nacional de Mar del Plata, Facutad de Arquitectura, Urbanismo y Diseno [17/9/14] Green
  16. Österreichische Statistische Gesellschaft (Austrian Society for Statistics) [2/9/14] Green
  17. Revista Surco Sur [25/9/14] Yellow
  18. Scientific Academia of Social Sciences [11/9/14] Blue
  19. Société d’Anthropologie des Connaissances [17/9/14] Blue
  20. SureShotPOST Online Publishing [17/9/14] Blue
  21. Synatom Research [2/9/14] Green
  22. Universidad de Santander, Facultad de Ciencias de la Salud, Programa de Enfermería [11/9/14] Blue
  23. Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Facultad de Letras y Ciencias Humanas [11/9/14] Blue
  24. Universidade Federal de Rondônia, Programa de Pós-Graduação do Mestrado em História e Estudos Culturais [2/9/14] Blue
  25. Universitas Padjadjaran [17/9/14] Green
  26. University of Huddersfield Press [2/9/14] Green
  27. University of South Florida, Center for Industrial and Interdisciplinary Mathematics[25/9/14] Blue



Updated entries

  1. Adis [3/9/14] Main url
  2. AlphaMed Press: Stem Cells Translational Medicine [3/9/14] Main url
  3. American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology [4/9/14] no changes, receipt of confirmation from publisher
  4. AOAC International [3/9/14] Main url
  5. Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (ascilite) [3/9/14] Main url
  6. Blooms bury Publishing [16/9/14] Clarified location of deposit
  7. Dove Medical Press [4/9/14] updated policy urls
  8. Emerald [4/9/14] Updated policy url
  9. Expert Reviews [29/9/14] Updated policy in line with parent publisher Informa Healthcare
  10. Ferrata Storti Foundation[4/9/14] Updated policy and policy url
  11. Global Science Books [16/9/14] Clarified location of deposit
  12. Human Kinetics [3/9/14] main url
  13. Indo-Pacific Journal of Phenomenology[15/9/14] Clarified location of deposit
  14. Lindbergia [3/9/14] main url
  15. Liverpool University Press [3/9/14] main url
  16. Mendelian Society of Lund [3/9/14] main url
  17. National Inquiry Services Centre (NISC) [3/9/14[ policy review and update, policy url
  18. Open Access Library [5/9/14] Blue to Green
  19. Oxford University Press : Policy A – reviewed policy and updated policy link [26/9/14] including Oxford Open Variations
  20. Oxford University Press : Policy B– reviewed policy and updated policy link [30/9/14] including Oxford Open Variations
  21. Oxford University Press : Policy D– reviewed policy and updated policy link [30/9/14] including Oxford Open Variations
  22. Oxford University Press : Policy E– reviewed policy and updated policy link [30/9/14] including Oxford Open Variations
  23. Oxford University Press : Policy F– reviewed policy and updated policy link [30/9/14] including Oxford Open Variations
  24. Oxford University Press : Policy G – reviewed policy and updated policy link [30/9/14] including Oxford Open Variations
  25. Oxford University Press : Policy I – reviewed policy and updated policy link [30/9/14] including Oxford Open Variations
  26. Oxford University Press : Policy J – reviewed policy and updated policy link [26/9/14] including Oxford Open Variations
  27. Oxford University Press : Policy K – reviewed policy and updated policy link [30/9/14] including Oxford Open Variations
  28. Oxford University Press : Policy L – reviewed policy and updated policy link [30/9/14] including Oxford Open Variations
  29. Oxford University Press : Policy M – reviewed policy and updated policy link [30/9/14] including Oxford Open Variations
  30. Oxford University Press : Policy N – reviewed policy and updated policy link [30/9/14] including Oxford Open Variations
  31. Oxford University Press : Policy P – reviewed policy and updated policy link [30/9/14] including Oxford Open Variations
  32. Royal Society of Medicine Press [3/9/14] main url
  33. Society for General Microbiology [5/9/14] White to Yellow, updated policy urls
  34. Society for General Microbiology: IJSEM [5/9/14] White to Yellow, updated policy urls
  35. Universitatis Babes-Bolyai, Department of Geology [5/9/14] updated policy url
  36. Wichtig [3/9/14] Main and policy url



Journal Exceptions

National Inquiry Services Centre (NISC)

  • 18 month embargo [3/9/14]

Armand Collin

  • 3 year embargo [8/9/14]
  • 4 year embargo [8/9/14]
  • Pre-print embargo [8/9/14]

John Benjamins Publishing

  • AILA Review [8/9/14]

Thieme Publishing

  • Thieme Open [15/9/14]



JULIET Additions and Updates for September


  • Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research [4/9/14]
  • Department of Health [10/9/14]  – from 2014 onwards



  • AHRC [24/9/14] Added clarifying phrases on submission dates of applicable articles
  • AICR to Worldwide Cancer Research [4/9/14] changed name and updated main and policy urls
  • Arthritis Research UK [4/9/14] Added COAF Statements
  • BBSRC[24/9/14] Added clarifying phrases on submission dates of applicable articles
  • Breast Cancer Campaign [10/9/14] corrected policy start date
  • Breast Cancer Campaign [4/9/14] Added COAF Statements and Publication and OAJ policy
  • British Heart Foundation [4/9/14] Added COAF Statements
  • Cancer Research UK [4/9/14] Added COAF statements
  • Department of Health to Department of Health (2007 – 2014) [10/9/14]
  • EPSRC[24/9/14] Added clarifying phrases on submission dates of applicable articles
  • ESRC[24/9/14] Added clarifying phrases on submission dates of applicable articles
  • Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research – added new phrase [8/9/14]
  • MRC [24/9/14] Added clarifying phrases on submission dates of applicable articles
  • STFC [24/9/14] Added clarifying phrases on submission dates of applicable articles
  • Wellcome Trust [4/9/14] added COAF Statements


RoMEO and JULIET Updates for August 2014

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Added new publishers:

  • AkiNik Publications [5/8/14] Blue
  • Aphra Behn Society [12/8/14] Green
  • Association of College and Research Libraries, Science and Technology Section [12/8/14] Green
  • Atreya Ayurveda Publications [12/8/14] Blue
  • Biological Society of Washington [1/8/14] White
  • Blue Ocean Publishers [12/8/14] Green
  • Cardiac Society of Nepal [14/8/14] Green
  • Central Bohemia University [12/8/14] Green
  • Corporacion Universitaria Reformada [7/8/14] Blue
  • Donetsk National University, Research and Educational Institute ‘Economic Cybernetics’ [12/8/14] Green
  • ELTE Magyar Nyelvtudományi és Finnugor Intézet időszakos kiadványa (ELTE Univeristy, Department of Hungarian Linguistics and Finno-Ugric Studies) [7/8/14] Green
  • Faculdade Cenecista da Ilha do Governador (FACIG) [12/8/14] Green
  • Geneva Institute for Democracy and Development [12/8/14] Blue
  • GRIAS (Group for Research on Interdisciplinary Applied Sciences) [12/8/14] Blue
  • Hipatia Press [5/8/14] Green
  • Human Resource Management Academic Research Society [14/8/14] Blue
  • IMED [5/8/14] Green
  • Institucion Universitaria Politecnico Grancolombiano [14/8/14] Green
  • International Journal of Medical Science Research and Practice [5/8/14] Green
  • International Journal of Scientific Footprints [5/8/14] Yellow
  • International Research Operation in Sciences and Social Sciences (IROSS) [14/8/14] Blue
  • Jordan Publishing [27/8/13] Yellow
  • JSciMed Central [14/8/14] Blue
  • Korea Institute of Science and Technology Information [5/8/14] Green
  • Library and Information Technology Association [12/8/14] Green
  • Merit Research Journals [5/8/14] Blue
  • National Research University Higher School of Economics  [12/8/14] Blue
  • NKP, Salve Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Center [5/8/14] Blue
  • Open Access Library [14/8/14] Blue
  • Param Engineering Academy and Research Laboratory (PEARL)[1/8/14] Blue
  • Pepperdine University, Graziado School of Business and Management [1/8/14] Green
  • Presses Universitaires de Nancy – Editions Universitaires de Lorraine [27/8/14] White
  • Rey Desnudo [12/8/14] Blue
  • Rossiiskaya Akademiya Arkhitektury i Stroitel’nykh Nauk, Vostoksibakademtsentr (Russian Academy of Architecture and Construction, Vstoksibacademcenter) [5/8/14] Green
  • Science and Education Centre of North America (SECNA) [27/8/14] Green
  • Sebelas Maret Univeristy, Faculty of Agriculture [5/8/14] Green
  • Shared Science Publishers [12/8/14] Blue
  • Shefa Neuroscience Research Center [27/8/14] Green
  • Spiru Haret University, Editura Fundatiei Romania de Maine [12/8/14] Blue
  • Stowarzyszenie Naukowe Przestrzeń Społeczna i Środowisko [12/8/14] Blue
  • Trakia University, Faculty of Technics and Technologies [12/8/14] Green
  • Tverskoi Gosudarstvennyi Universitet (Tver State University) [12/8/14] Green
  • Universidad de Buenos Aires, Facultad de Ciencias Sociales, Instituto de Investigaciones Gino Germani [5/8/14] Blue
  • Universidad de Chile, Instituto de la Vivienda [7/8/14] Blue
  • Universidad de la Ciencias Informaticas [5/8/14] Blue
  • Universidad de Sevilla, Facultad de Filologia, Deptartmento de Literatura Española [5/8/14] Green
  • Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Facultad de Humanidades y Ciencias de la Educación [11/8/14] Blue
  • Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro [5/8/14] Green
  • Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul [21/8/14] Blue
  • Universitas Indonesia, Faculty of Law, Djokosoetono Research Center [12/8/14] Green
  • Universiteta Mateya Bela, Filosofskiy fakul’tet [12/8/14]  Green
  • University of Oxford, Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics [12/8/14] Green
  • Zaporiz’kyi Natsional’nyi Tekhnichnyi Universytet (Zaporizhzhya National Technical University) [12/8/14] Green

Total publishers: 1660 [27/08/14] 8 provisional [26/2/14]

Updated entries

  • American Chemical Society – reviewed and updated policy [7/8/14]
  • Cogiatio to Cogitatio – spelling corrected [15/8/14]
  • Medknow [26/8/14] – added CC license
  • Shared Science Publishers – added policy url [15/8/14]
  • Universidade de Coimbra, Centro de Estudos Sociais [6/8/14] Blue to Green
  • Universidade de Coimbra, Centro de Estudos Sociais: RCCS [6/8/14] Blue to Green
  • Wichtig Editore – updated policy url [7/8/14]






Journal Exceptions


  • 12 months [8/8/14] Yellow
  • 24 months [11/8/14] Yellow
  • 12 months – No Online Open [11/8/14] Yellow
  • 24 months – No Online Open [15/8/14] Yellow

Company of Biologists

  • Development [19/8/14] Green




      • EPSRC – updated a policy url [26/8/14]



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This week we have started to make changes to the entries for the publisher Wiley. Last week Wiley kindly send us a list of the majority of their journals, with their individual embargo periods.

Up until now we have had to provide a merged entry in RoMEO, that stated both the 12 months embargo for scientific, technical and medicine titles and the 24 month embargo for humanities and social science titles. Unfortunately, this could cause confusion for you, our users, who may have been unclear which title fell into which subject grouping, soemthing that is not always clear when you consider that Psychology can be both a social science and a science, depending on the area being studied.

Now that we have this list, we are in the process of updating RoMEO with this information. We have processed 150 titles so far, but hope to have the rest up soon.

Being able to provide the exact embargo period for each Wiley title, not only means that RoMEO ( will be more up-to-date, but we will also be able to ensure that FACT ( entries for Wiley titles will now provide more bespoke advise.



RoMEO and JULIET Updates for July 2014

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  • Bogor Agricultural University [31/7/14] Blue
  • Carleton University, Computational Geometry Laboratory [24/7/14] – Green
  • Ceska Pedagogicka Spolecnost (Czech Pedagogical Society) [24/7/14] – Blue
  • Fundación Universitaria Luis Amigó [31/7/14] Blue
  • IJDRA [3/7/14] Green
  • Institut Veolia Environnement [8/7/14] Blue
  • International Geographical Union, Tourism Commission [7/7/14] Green
  • International Heart Journal Association [10/7/14] White
  • International Journal for Pharmaceutical Research Scholars [31/7/14] Blue
  • International Journals of Scientific Research Publications [7/7/14] Blue
  • Johann Heinrich von Thünen-Institut [3/7/14] Green
  • Macedonian Academy of Science and Arts [10/7/14] Green
  • Macrothink Institute [3/7/14] Green
  • Mimesis Edizioni [31/7/14] Green
  • Osmylus Scientific Publishers [10/7/14] Blue
  • PsychOpen [10/7/14] Green
  • Regionsenter for banr og unges osykiske helse (RBUP) [3/7/14] Blue
  • Rich Publication [3/7/14] Blue
  • Saraseeruha Publications [24/7/14] Green
  • Sumy State University  [24/7/14] – Blue
  • Szilikátipari Tudományos Egyesület (Scientific Society of the Silicate Industry) [31/7/14] Blue
  • Teerthanker Mahaveer Univeristy [31/7/14] White
  • Tekhnologicheskii Tsentr (PC Technology Center) {31/7/14] Blue
  • Universidad Industrial de Santander, Escuela de Historia  [7/7/14] Blue
  • Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Centro de Estudios Avanzados [10/7/14] Blue
  • Universitas Indonesia, Fakultas Kedokteran (University of Indonesia, Faculty of Medicine) [31/7/14] Blue
  • UTS ePress [31/7/14] Green
  • Varna Medical University Press [31/7/14] Green



Updated entries

  • American Heart Association [11/7/14] major review of policy.  Deposit now only allowed if required by funding agency or institutional policy
  • Biophysical Society – updated policy links [2/7/14]
  • Canadian Center of Science and Education [28/7/14] – updated policy
  • Current Medicine Group [9/7/14] – updated to reflected parent Springer’s policy
  • Duke University Press [11/7/14] – Reviewed and updated policy
  • Escola Superior de Educação de Paula Frassinetti – pre-print and post-print allow [25/7/14]
  • Princeton University, Department of Mathematics[11/7/14] – added pre-prints and arXiv
  • Sciedu Press [28/7/14] – Removed connection to CCSE at publishers request, even though same legal entity, updated policy
  • Universidad de Granada, Departamento de Estudios Semíticos changed to Universidad de Granada, Facultad de Ciencias de la Educacion – incorrect publisher added due to admin error [25/7/14]
  • Universidad Externado de Colombia – pre-prints allowed [25/7/14]
  • University of Pittsburgh, University Library System: Carl Beck Papers changed to University of Pittsburgh, University Library System: 3 year embargo [1/7/14]



Journal Exceptions

  • Wiley
    • FEBS Journal [9/7/14]
  • Libertas Academica
    • Clinical Medicine Review Titles [22/7/14]
  • Aalbord Universitetsforlag
    • IJSEPM [24/7/14]
  • University of Toronto Press
    • Journal of Canadian Studies [25/7/14]
  • Oxford University Press
    • Policy B – Oxford Open Option F [30/7/14]






  • European Commission [Horizon 2020] [8/7/14]
  • National Natural Science Foundation of China[25/7/14]



·         European Research Council [10/7/14] – reviewed and updated in relation to revised documentation of 2013

·         Forskningsrådet för Arbetsliv och Socialvetenskap name changed to Forskningsrådet för hälsa, arbetsliv och välfärd [7/7/14]

·         Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation – policy Url, reviewed and minor updates to policy [8/7/14]

·         NWO – policy url [7/7/14]

·         Swiss National Science Foundation – policy review and update [8/7/14]

·         Swiss National Science Foundation – policy urls [7/7/14]


RoMEO and JULIET Updates for June

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Added new publishers:

  • Academy of Business and Retail Management (ABRM) [26/6/15] Blue
  • ARLIS UK and Ireland [26/6/14] Blue
  • Bioclues Organization [26/6/14] Green
  • British Academy [5/6/14] Blue
  • Çankırı Karatekin University [5/6/14] White
  • Cogiatio Press [12/6/14] Green
  • Corning Museum of Glass [9/6/14] White
  • Coventry University, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences [9/6/14] Green
  • Drustvo ekonomista ‘Ekonomika’ (Society of Economists ‘Ekonomika’) [12/6/14]  Blue
  • Eisenbrauns [9/6/14] White
  • Expert Journals [4/6/14] Blue
  • Institut de Hautes Etudes Internationales et du Developpement (Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies)[5/6/14] Green
  • Institut za Humanu Rehabilitaciju [4//14]
  • Kharkiv State Academy of Physical Culture [26/6/14]Green
  • Media Systems Communications [9/6/14]Green
  • Michigan Publishing [10/6/14] Green
  • New Century Science Press [4/6/14] Green
  • Operations Research Society of South Africa (ORSSA) [10/6/14] Green
  • Society for Scientific Exploration [12/6/14] Blue
  • Universidad Autónoma de Ciudad Juárez, Instituto de Ciencias Sociales y Administración [4/6/14] Green
  • Universidad de Buenos Aires, Departamento de Ciencia de la Atmosfera, Centro Argentino de Meteorologos [5/6/14] Green
  • Universidad del Pais Vasco, Centro de Estudios sobre la Identidad Colectiva [4/6/14] Green
  • Universidad Federal de Roraima [12/6/14] Green
  • Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Facultad de Ciencias Biológicas [5/6/14] Green
  • Universidad Pablo de Olavide [12/6/14] Green
  • Universidade Federal da Paraíba [9/6/14] Blue
  • Universidade Federal da Paraiba, Departamento de Finanças e Contabilidade [26/6/14] Green
  • Universitatea din Bucureşti, Facultatea de Ştiinţe Politice  (University of Bucharest, Faculty of Political Science) [12/6/14] Green
  • University Film and Video Association [11/6/14] Blue
  • Univerzita Karlova v Praze, Centrum pro otázky životního prostředí  (Charles Univerity in Prague, Environmental Center [5/6/14] Green
  • Uniwersytet Mikołaja Kopernika w Toruniu  (Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń) [9/6/14] Green
  • Volgogradskii Gosudarstvennyi Universitet (Volgograd State University) [10/6/14] Blue



Updated entries

  • American Folklore Society – reviewed and re-worded policy, added policy url [11/6/14]
  • American Physical Society – minor re-wording regarding citation [2/6/14]
  • American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) name changes to Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) [2/6/14]
  • Begell House Publishing – added NIH policy [3/6/14]
  • BMJ Publishing Group: BMJ Open to BMJ Publishing Group: Open Access to cover BMJ Open Access titles [2/6/14]
  • British Editorial Society of Bone and Joint Surgery [27/6/14]
  • CEUR Workshop Proceedings [25/6/14] – new main url and review of entry
  • Copernicus Publications – added ‘author retain copyright’ [27/6/14]
  • Equinox – main url [6/6/14]
  • European Respiratory Society [27/6/14] –
  • Inderscience [25/6/14] – minor re-wording
  • IOP Publishing 3/6/14] – added repository deposit for pre-print
  • IOP Publishing: Hybrid Open Access [3/6/14] – added repository deposit for pre-print
  • Mineralogical Society [2/6/14]  -updated policy url, updated Paid OA info, updated policy – reduced embargo period
  • Paleontological Society [13/6/14] – reviewed and updated policy deposit now allowed and added Paid OA policy
  • Pediatric Oncall [27/6/14] – White to Yellow
  • Seismological Society of America – policy url and update of policy White to Blue [9/6/14]
  • Universidad de Buenos Aires, Departamento de Ciencia de la Atmosfera, Centro Argentino de Meteorologos to Centro Argentino de Meteorologos [13/6/14]
  • Universidade Federal da Paraíba to Universidade Federal da Paraíba,  Pró-Reitoria de Pós-Graduação e Pesquisa, Grupo de Pesquisa em Teoria Crítica e Hermenêutica (GPTEcH) [25/6/14]
  • University of Illinois Press – reviewed and re-worded policy, no change to policy itself [10/6/14]
  • University of Pittsburgh, University Library System [2/6/14] – updated policy url


Journal Exceptions romeo

  • University of Pittsburgh, University Library System
    • Carl Beck Papers [2/6/14]
  • Mary Ann Liebert
    • BioResearch Open Access [3/6/14]
  • American Mathematical Society
    • Open Access [4/6/14]
  • Michigan Publishing
    • Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial [10/6/14] Geen
    • Michigan Family Review [10/6/14] Green
    • Bulletin of the American Society of Papyrologists [10/6/14] Blue
    • Gender, Sexuality and Feminism [10/6/14] Green
    • Feminist Studies [10/6/14] White
    • Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning [10/6/14] Blue
    • Journal of Electronic Publishing [10/6/14] Green
    • Trans-Asia Photography Review [10/6/14] Green
  • University of Illinois Press
    • Illinois Classical Studies [11/6/14] Blue
  • Thomas Telford (ICE Publishing)
    • Geotechnical Research [11/6/14] Green



New: World Health Organization [25/6/14]


RoMEO and JULIET Updates for May

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New publishers:

  • 1066 Tidsskrift for historie [29/5/14] White
  • Aarhus Universitet, Institut For Kultur og Samfund, Afdeling for Religionsvidenskab [29/5/14] Green
  • Aarhus Universitet, Institut for Uddannelse of Pædagogik [8/5/14] White
  • Acta Advances in Agricultural Sciences – Blue [22/4/14]
  • American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages [8/5/14] White
  • American Educational Research Association, SIG-Service-Learning and Experiential Education – Green [15/5/14]
  • ANZAMEMS (Australian and New Zealand Association for Medieval and Early Modern Studies) – Green [22/5/14]
  • Asociacion de Profesionales Independientes de la Arqueologia de Asturias [8/5/14] Blue
  • Associazione per l’Utilizzo delle Conoscenze Neuroscientifiche a fini Sociali (AU-CNS)- Blue [15/5/14]
  • BioOne – Green [15/5/14]
  • Boidecanto SL [29/5/14] Blue
  • Danmarks Specialpaedagogiske Forening – White [13/5/14]
  • Danske Historiske Forening [8/5/14] White
  • Den danske Dyrlægeforening (Danish Veterinary Association) [29/5/14] Blue
  • Digital Peer Publishing NRW (DiPP-NRW) – Green [15/5/14]
  • DiscoverySys – Green [22/5/14]
  • Edorium Journals [29/5/14] Blue
  • Firenze University Press – Green [22/5/14]
  • Fiskeri- og Søfartsmuseet, Saltvandsakvariet Esbjerg [8/5/14] Green
  • Foreningen bag udgivelsen af Dansk Pædagogisk Tidsskrift – White [21/5/14]
  • Hikari – Green [15/5/14]
  • Infinity Press – Green [22/5/14]
  • Journal Issues – Blue [15/5/14]
  • Juta Law {1/5/14] – White
  • Kairos –Green [15/5/14]
  • Københavns Universitet, Informationsvidenskabelige Akademi [8/5/14] White
  • Københavns Universitet, Naturvidenskabelige Fakultet [8/5/14] White
  • Københavns Universitet, Sociologisk Institut, Koordinationen for Kønsforskning – Green [13/5/14]
  • Leonardo/ International Society for the Arts, Sciences and Technology  (Leonardo/ISAST) [8/5/14] White
  • Pakistan Society of Food Science and Technology [15/5/14] – Green
  • Plan Andaluz de Investigacion, Desarrollo e Innovacion, HUM-862 Estudios en Sociedad, Artes y Gestión Cultura – Green [20/5/14]
  • Rega Al Buteen- Dr. Esmaeil Clinic-Dubai [8/5/14] Blue
  • Research Online Publishing (ROnPub) – Green [22/5/14]
  • Scientific Digest [29/5/14/] Blue
  • Selskab for Nordisk Filologi – Blue [13/5/14]
  • Selskabet for Skole- og Uddannelseshistorie – White [13/5/14]
  • SF-TH [1/5/14] – Blue
  • Society of Chemists and Technologists of Macedonia  (Sojuz na Hemicarite i Tehnolozite na Makedonija) – Green [22/5/14]
  • Syddansk Universitet, Institut for Design og Kommunikation – Blue [21/5/14]
  • Umeaa Universitat [15/5/14] – Blue
  • Universidad de la República Oriental del Uruguay, Facultad de Derecho – Green [22/5/14]
  • Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico [29/5/14
  • Universitets-Jubilæets danske Samfund – Green [13/5/14]
  • University of Jember – Green [20/5/14]
  • University of Niš, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering – Green [20/5/14]
  • University of Rhode Island – Green [22/5/14]
  • University of Stirling, Stirling Centre of Scottish Studies [1/5/14] – Blue


Total publishers: 1545 [29/5/14] 8 provisional [12/2/14]

Total added in May: 47

Of which in Web of Science: 4


Updated entries

  • American Thoracic Society [9/5/14] – add general policy information
  • BMJ Publishing Group: BMJ Open – refined wording [23/5/14]
  • Company of Biologists – Green to Blue, updated conditions [28/5/14]
  • Elsevier – reviewed and updated policy – minor addition, including deposit on personal website and arXiv [16/5/14]
  • Georg Thieme Verlag [28/5/14] updated policy
  • Grupo Comunicar [28/5/14] – updated policy, including locations of deposit
  • International mountain society [30/5/14/] policy url and added authors retain copyright
  • Medizinverlage Stuttgart [28/5/14] updated policy
  • Nordic Council for Wildlife Research [1/5/14] – added OA information
  • Polskie Towarzystwo Botaniczne (Polish Botanical Society)[9/5/14] – added OA status
  • Society of Exploration Geophysicists – policy update, pre-print allowed, Paid O option available [20/5/14] Blue to Green
  • Springer – updated urls and revised policy – added pre-pritn deposit locations [16/5/14]
  • Thieme Publishing [28/5/14] updated policy
  • UACES – added CC policy and pre-print permission [23/5/14]
  • University of Arizona – updated policy url [23/5/14] removed permission request information
  •  University of Southern California, Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism [28/5/14] updated policy





  • Chinese Academy of Sciences [27/5/14]


–        Department for Employment and Learning, Northern Ireland [29/5/14] – revised wording in general conditions, remove OA publication policy, added in error

·         Fonds zur Förderung der wissenschaftlichen Forschung main name changes to Austrian Science Fund [7/5/14]

·         HEFCE [29/5/14] – revised wording in general conditions, remove OA publication policy, added in error

·         HEFCW [29/5/14] – revised wording in general conditions, remove OA publication policy, added in error

·         SFC [29/5/14] – revised wording in general conditions, remove OA publication policy, added in error

Open-access repositories worldwide, 2005–2012: Past growth, current characteristics, and future possibilities

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A new article on OpenDOAR has recently been published:

Open-access repositories worldwide, 2005–2012: Past growth, current characteristics, and future possibilities, S Pinfield, J Salter, P Bath, B Hubbard, P Millington, JHS Anders & A Hussain, Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, Early View 28 APR 2014

Also available open access as the accepted version here:

“This paper reviews the worldwide growth of open-access (OA) repositories, December 2005 to December 2012, using data collected by the OpenDOAR project. It shows that initial repository development was focused on North America, Western Europe and Australasia, particularly the USA, UK, Germany and Australia. Soon after, Japan increased its repository numbers. Since 2010, other geographical areas and countries have seen repository growth, including East Asia (especially Taiwan), South America (especially Brazil) and Eastern Europe (especially Poland). During the whole period, countries such as France, Italy and Spain have maintained steady growth, whereas countries such as China and Russia have experienced relatively low levels of growth. Globally, repositories are predominantly institutional, multidisciplinary and English-language-based. They typically use open-source OAI-compliant repository software but remain immature in terms of explicit licensing arrangements. Whilst the size of repositories is difficult to assess accurately, the available data indicate that a small number of large repositories and a large number of small repositories make up the repository landscape. These trends and characteristics are analyzed using Innovation Diffusion Theory (IDT) building on previous studies. IDT is shown to provide a useful explanatory framework for understanding repository adoption at various levels: global, national, organizational and individual. Major factors affecting both the initial development of repositories and their take up by users are identified, including IT infrastructure, language, cultural factors, policy initiatives, awareness-raising activity and usage mandates. It is argued that mandates in particular are likely to play a crucial role in determining future repository development.”

RoMEO hits 1500 Publishers!!

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This afternoon there was cake in the office to celebrate RoMEO reaching 1500 publishers!

When I started here almost eight years ago, we had only 150.

As of today, we have 1501 publishers and an additional 203 policy exceptions, enabling us to provide more detailed information on the self-archiving policies of the 22 thousand journals we list.

But we are not stopping there, and there are plenty more to add.

Here’s to 1600 publishers!!



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