Let’s Align International and National Copyright OA Policy Action

“For so many years researchers have been confused about what they can and can’t do with respect to copyright …We can make the life of the author easier!”: these were some […]

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1000th Publisher added to SHERPA RoMEO

SHERPA Services’ is delighted to announce the addition of the 1000th publisher International Institute for Religious Freedom to the SHERPA RoMEO database.

The addition of the 1000th publisher is a significant landmark for the SHERPA RoMEO service, which now has its own journals database, containing policies of over 18000 journals from 1000 publishers.


SHERPA-RoMEO uses a simple colour-code classification to simplify complex publisher and journal policy information and provides impartial, easy to follow and accurate guidance on permissions and conditions of rights given to authors by journal publishers.

SHERPA-RoMEO offers users the ability to:

  • View summaries of publishers’ and journal copyright policies in relation to self-archiving
  • View if publisher and journal policies comply with research funder archiving policies, mandates and guidelines
  • To search journal and publisher information by Journal Title, Publisher Name, ISSN and eSSN

Additionally, SHERPA-RoMEO provides lists of

  • Publishers that allow the use of their PDFs in Institutional Repositories
  • Publisher with Paid Options

SHERPA-RoMEO is seen as an essential resource by many in the Open Access community.

This development work is funded by JISC. Journal information is kindly provided by the British Library’s Zetoc service hosted by MIMAS, the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) hosted by Lund University Libraries, and the Entrez journal list hosted by the NCBI.

About SHERPA Services’

SHERPA Services’ are based at the Centre for Research Communications, University of Nottingham and maintain on behalf of the open access community a portfolio of services: RoMEO, JULIET and OpenDOAR.

The Centre for Research Communications (CRC) was formed in April 2009, to help to support and inform the changes and new ideas in the way that research is communicated around the world. The CRC houses a portfolio of open access projects and initiatives currently undertaken by the University of Nottingham.









For all enquiries regarding RoMEO please contact: romeo@sherpa.ac.uk

European Commission consultation on opinions to Open Access

Readers may be interested to learn that the European Commission currently has a consultation out on opinions to Open Access.

The deadline for submissions is the 9th – so not long now.


The instructions for submission are at the bottom of the page.

Jane, Azhar & Peter