Sherpa Romeo is an online service that aggregates and presents publisher and journal open access policies from around the world. The service is used by researchers, repository staff and research support teams across the world, to help users understand complex publisher and journal open access policies.
Every registered publisher or journal held in Romeo is carefully reviewed and analyzed by our specialist team who provide summaries of self-archiving permissions and conditions of rights given to authors on a journal-by-journal basis. The policy information provided through this service primarily aims to serve the academic research community.
Summary of Changes
|Modernized interface with better support for mobile devices|
|Improved search and browse that makes it faster to find the information you need|
|New publisher policy layout that makes it easier to understand the different open access options that publishers allow|
|Iconography scheme to represent properties of publisher policies|
Each version of an article contains one or more pathways through which the article can be made open access, which can depend on factors such as funders, publisher requirements, or the availability of the article. In the example below, there are two pathways available for the accepted version of an article, through which the article can be made open access. The author may follow Pathway a or Pathway b, depending on who the article is funded by.
Below illustrates the sections of the new layout in Sherpa Romeo. You can view the publisher policies for the Published version, Accepted version, and Submitted version, hover over the icons for more information, expand and collapse sections, and see links to additional information on specific publisher policies on their website.