How publishers can help SHERPA FACT

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SHERPA FACT will interpret data from SHERPA RoMEO, JULIET and other sources to provide guidance to RCUK and Wellcome Trust funded authors on compliance with their Open Access (OA) policies and advise on the options available. Checking SHERPA FACT will be an integral part of the author compliance workflow and RCUK and the Wellcome Trust will be advising their funded authors to check SHERPA FACT for information on journal compliance and guidance on how to comply with their OA policies.


As part of this work we are currently reviewing and updating the policy information we hold in SHERPA RoMEO. From recent conversations with publishers we know that many have plans to amend and launch policy updates before or on 01 April, as a result we expect to receive an influx of updates to SHERPA RoMEO policies on the 1st of April which will take some time to process.


To help us ensure that we have current and proposed policy information ready for upload on 01 April, we would be grateful if publishers would take this opportunity to:


  • Visit and review the policies listed against their entry and let us know of any changes required by using the ‘Suggest an Update for this Record’ button or e-mailing us on
  • Lets us know the details of any Hybrid Open Access Options
  • Inform us of any proposed policy changes prior to 01 April, this information will be held under strict embargo in SHERPA RoMEO and will only be made available after the 01 April RCUK OA policy launch


Please note that the CRC will be closed over the Easter holidays 29th March to 2nd April, so our first working day after the 1st April will be Wednesday the 3rd April.

SHERPA/RoMEO for Publishers, on the 20th July 2011, at BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, London

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We are delighted to announce our latest event:  SHERPA/RoMEO for Publishers, on the 20th July 2011, at BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, London. Registration is Free of Charge

This one day  event will bring together the repository and  publisher communities to open a fruitful dialogue, allowing both perspectives to be examined aiming at reaching a new understanding and more productive relationship going forward.

The day will provide an overview of open access, and summarise the issues for publishers and learned societies. It will outline the way repository managers use RoMEO to obtain publisher copyright information and the importance to everyone of that information being accurate; it will also introduce ways in which RoMEO can help publishers optimise their policies for their chosen business model.

The day will include sessions on:

·        Publishers perspective of Open Access and benefits of working with RoMEO

·         Repository administrator’s perspective of interpreting publisher policies

·         An introduction to the RoMEO policy generation tool

A free lunch and refreshments will be provided.

For more information please don’t hesitate to get in touch with Jane Smith . Our program and booking form can be found here:

This event is being organised by the Repository Support Project in conjunction with SHERPA/RoMEO.

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