SHERPA Services is pleased to announce that it has added a ‘country’ field to its database of publishers’ copyright and self-archiving policies. This has enabled us to generate a statistical table of the number of RoMEO-listed publishers by country and continent:
‘Country’ has also been added to the Advanced Search options for publishers:
and as a query option for the Application Programmers’ Interface (API):
The apparent imbalance in the distribution of RoMEO-listed publishers by country reflects two things:
1. It reflects the focus of RoMEO on the journals with the highest impact, as indicated by Thomson Reuters’ ‘Web of Knowledge’, which are mostly published in the United States and Europe.
2. The proportionately higher numbers for some countries, notably Portugal and Norway, reflect the effort that our partners in these countries have put into adding their country’s publishers to RoMEO.
We hope that users will find this extra information useful.
Peter Millington & Jane Smith