Tuesday, 29 June 2010

Royal Society policy supports open access self-archiving

The Royal Society no longer requires authors to wait 12 months before making their papers freely available in White Rose Research Online; Royal Society authors can now make their work available immediately. The final peer reviewed manuscript, as accepted for publication, can be deposited. Here are the Royal Society's Open Access options.

Uploading your accepted manuscript to White Rose Research Online is supported by many publishers - the RoMEO service lists hundreds of publishers which allow the final peer reviewed manuscript of your work to be made openly available. Some have an embargo period, some, like the Royal Society, Elsevier and Springer, do not have an embargo period. Most publishers don't allow open posting of the final, as published, PDF of a work with the publisher formatting etc - though some do.

1 comment:

Stevan Harnad said...

If Leeds, Sheffield and York are really serious about providing open access to their refereed research output, they should mandate it, as over a hundred other universities have already done!

Neither the Royal Society nor the publishers of most of the other top journals are standing in their way...