The Centre for Research Communications at the University of Nottingham has developed a suite of free tools to support open access publishing decisions.
Will the journal I want to publish in let me make my article freely available?
Use SHERPA ROMEO to search for journal policies on copyright and self-archiving in repositories. There is a handy colour coding system – a green ROMEO journal is one that supports archiving of all versions of your article including the final publisher PDF.
Does my research funder have an open access requirement?
Use SHERPA JULIET to find out if you should choose an open access journal, archive your article in a repository, or both.
Which journals are compatible with my funder’s open access policy?
Use SHERPA FACT for a quick answer.
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