SHERPA Services are pleased to announce two upgrades to SHERPA/FACT (www.sherpa.ac.uk/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.