Why is RoMEO important?
If an academic author wants to put their research articles on-line, they
are faced with an increasingly complex situation. Evidence shows that
citations to articles made openly accessible in this way are taken up
and cited more often than research that is simply published in journals.
Also some funding agencies require open access archiving for their
research, to increase the use of the information generated.
However, some publishers prohibit authors from using their own articles
in this way. Others allow it, but only under certain conditions, while
others are quite happy for authors to show their work in this way.
Authors can be left confused: RoMEO helps to clarify the situation.
What does RoMEO give users?
The RoMEO service, provided by the award winning SHERPA Partnership*,
uses a simple colour-code to classify policies and inform authors of
what can be done with their articles, and offers users the ability to:
* View summaries of publishers' copyright policies in relation to
* View if publisher policies comply with funding regulations, as
some publishers are too restrictive and cannot be used to publish funded
* To search journal and publisher information by Journal Title,
Publisher Name and ISSN
[Reenvio de Peter Suber a partir da JISC-Repositories list]
Um guia sobre o modo como os autores podem tornar o seu trabalho acessível aos seus pares e todos os interessados, incluindo aconselhamento sobre o copyright.
Publicada por Maria Manuel Borges à(s) 09:09