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SHERPA launches new advice list - JULIET
SHERPA is please to announce the launch of JULIET as a service to authors
and academics in receipt of grants from any of the UK research councils.
After a comprehensive process of consultation with all of the stakeholders
in the area, the UK Research Councils have now issued their rules and requirements
for Open Access archiving. These rules apply to any academic in receipt
of Research Council funding and specify what has to be done with articles,
conference papers and data from funded projects. Each of the Councils has
slightly different rules for academics in receipt of their grants.
SHERPA's new JULIET service breaks down the differing requirements from
each of the Research Councils to try and simplify
what the policy says has to be done
what authors should archive
when they should archive
where they should archive their outputs
The list then categorises the different sets of advice in comparison to
an ideal Open Access mandate.
The JULIET list is available
The JULIET list complements the well-known RoMEO
list, which summarises publishers' permissions for archiving research articles.
These lists are part of a suite of advice and guidance available from SHERPA
- a 25 member consortium of research-led universities which specialises
in promoting and advising on the development of open access repositories.
Other services include OpenDOAR, which is a directory of open access repositories
world-wide. Through the SHERPA site, authors can also find advice on open
access and what it means to them.
SHERPA provides summaries of
open access to research results
what funders want authors to do
what publishers will allow authors to do
which repository to use
where to go for help
Just go to the SHERPA site and choose "Guidance"
SHERPA is based at the University of Nottingham and works on a portfolio
of projects related to Open Access and repository development, currently
funded by JISC, CURL, Open Societies Institute and SPARCEurope.
Notice was released on 29th June 2006.