SHERPA/RoMEO is a service run by SHERPA to show the copyright and open access self-archiving policies of academic journals.

The database uses a colour-coding scheme to classify publishers according to their self-archiving policy.[1] This shows authors whether the journal allows preprint or postprint archiving in their copyright transfer agreements.[2] It currently hold records for over 22,000 journals.[3]


  1. ^ Jenkins, Celia; Probets, Steve; Oppenheim, Charles; Hubbard, Bill (2007). "RoMEO Studies 8: self-archiving: The logic behind the colour-coding used in the Copyright Knowledge Bank" (PDF). Program. 41 (2): 124–133. doi:10.1108/00330330710742908.
  2. ^ Kristick, Laurel (2008). "Using Journal Citation Reports and SHERPA RoMEO to Facilitate Conversations on Institutional Repositories". Collection Management. 34 (1): 49–52. doi:10.1080/01462670802527860.
  3. ^ "FAQ - Publisher copyright policies & self-archiving". SHERPA/RoMEO. Retrieved 22 October 2015.

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Acta Mechanica et Automatica

Acta Mechanica et Automatica is an English-language peer-reviewed open access scientific journal that publishes high-quality theoretical and experimental articles on all aspects of Mechanics, Automatics and Robotics. The journal was founded in 2007 at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering of Bialystok University of Technology. The Scopus CiteScore, which measures average citations received per article published in the serial, is 0.5 (2016).

Ancient Philosophy (journal)

Ancient Philosophy is a peer-reviewed academic journal devoted to the study of ancient Greek and Roman philosophy and science. Since 1980 it has published over 1,300 articles and reviews in this field. This journal has a Level 2 classification from the Publication Forum of the Federation of Finnish Learned Societies. and a SHERPA/RoMEO "green" self-archiving policy. It is edited by Ron Polansky in the Department of Philosophy at Duquesne University. Beginning 2019 this journal will be published on behalf of Mathesis Publications by the Philosophy Documentation Center.


Disputatio is an international journal of philosophy in the analytic tradition. It is currently owned by the Philosophy Centre of the University of Lisbon and managed by the LanCog research group. The journal is a non-profit publishing venture. Since 2013, it has been published exclusively online, as a fully open access journal. Disputatio was founded in 1996 by João Branquinho and published by the Portuguese Philosophical Society until 2002. Former editors include M. S. Lourenço, Fernando Ferreira and João Branquinho, Teresa Marques and Célia Teixeira. Since 2017, the journal has been published by De Gruyter and jointly edited by Ricardo Santos and Elia Zardini.

EDP Sciences

EDP Sciences, Édition Diffusion Presse Sciences, is an STM publisher that works closely with the scientific world. It specialises in the communication and dissemination of scientific information to specialist and general audiences alike (general public, decision-makers, teachers, etc.). EDP Sciences produces and publishes international journals, books, conferences and internet sites with a predominantly scientific or technical content.

EDP Sciences is a publishing house owned by learned societies and run by publishing professionals.

Embargo (academic publishing)

In academic publishing, an embargo is a period during which access to academic journals is not allowed to users who have not paid for access (or have access through their institution). The purpose of this is to ensure publishers have revenue to support their activities, although the impact of embargoes on publishers is hotly debated, with some studies finding no impact while publisher experience suggests otherwise. A 2012 survey of libraries by the Association of Learned, Professional, and Society Publishers on the likelihood of journal cancellations in cases where most of the content was made freely accessible after six months suggests there would be a major negative impact on subscriptions, but this result has been debated.

Various types exist:

A 'moving wall' is a fixed period of months or years.

A fixed date is a particular time point that does not change.

A current year (or other period) is setting a time point on Jan. 1 of the current year, so that all material earlier than that is available. Although fixed during the year, it will change each year.

Energy-Safety and Energy-Economy

Energy-Safety and Energy-Economy (Russian: Энергобезопа́сность и энергосбереже́ние) is a peer-reviewed scientific and technical journal covering energy safety and economy, safety regulations, personnel training, innovation, and recent trends in alternative power sources research. The editor-in-chief is Svetlana Zernes (Moscow Institute of Energy Safety and Energy Economy). It was established in 2005 as Energy Safety in Documents and Facts Journal, obtaining its current title in 2008.

The journal is included in AGRIS, Ulrich's Periodicals Directory, the Higher Attestation Commission's official list, EBSCO, Russian Science Citation Index, Global Impact Factor, Research Bible, SHERPA/RoMEO, WorldCat, Open Academic Journals Index (OAJI) and VINITI Database RAS.

In addition to bimonthly issues, Energy-Safety and Energy-Economy publishes a quarterly appendix.

Hybrid open-access journal

A hybrid open-access journal is a subscription journal in which some of the articles are open access. This status typically requires the payment of a publication fee (also called an article processing charge or APC) to the publisher in order to publish an article open access, in addition to the continued payment of subscriptions to access all other content.

Journal of Religion and Violence

The Journal of Religion and Violence is a peer-reviewed academic journal covering the study of religion and violence. It publishes analyses of contemporary and historical religious groups involved in violent incidents, as well as studies on sacrifice, terrorism, inter- and intra-religious violence, mass suicide, war and religion, and religiously-legitimated violence against women. It also publishes reviews and special issues dedicated to relevant topics. The journal is indexed in the ATLA Religion Database and ERIH PLUS and has a Level 1 classification from the Publication Forum of the Federation of Finnish Learned Societies. The Journal of Religion and Violence is a hybrid open-access journal with a SHERPA/RoMEO "green" self-archiving policy. It is published by the Philosophy Documentation Center

Journal of the Anthropological Society of Oxford

The Journal of the Anthropological Society of Oxford is a peer-reviewed academic journal of anthropology that was established in 1970. After a publishing hiatus, the print edition was discontinued and the journal was re-launched as an open access online journal in 2009. All the back-issues and occasional papers are available online. The editors-in-chief are Bob Parkin and David Zeitlyn.

Libertas Academica

Libertas Academica is an open access academic journal publisher specializing in the biological sciences and clinical medicine. It was acquired by SAGE Publications in September 2016.

List of open-access projects

Some of the most important open-access publishing projects or lists of such projects are listed below.

Mammalia (journal)

Mammalia is a peer-reviewed scientific journal of biology focusing on mammals. It is published by the De Gruyter and is edited by Christiane Denys (Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle).

Notes and Records

Notes and Records: the Royal Society Journal of the History of Science is an international, quarterly peer-reviewed academic journal

which publishes original research in the history of science, technology, and medicine. The journal welcomes other forms of contribution including: research notes elucidating recent archival discoveries (in the collections of the Royal Society and elsewhere); news of research projects and online and other resources of interest to historians; book reviews, including essay reviews, on material relating primarily to the history of the Royal Society; recollections or autobiographical accounts written by Fellows and others recording important moments in science from the recent past. It is published by the Royal Society and the editor-in-chief is Anna-Marie Roos supported by an eminent editorial board.

Notes and Records is fully compliant with the open access requirements of a range of funders including the HEFCE (REF 2020), AHRC, Scottish Funding Council, Wellcome Trust and European Commission. It is designated as "green" on the SHERPA/RoMEO website.

Philosophy Today

Philosophy Today is an international peer-reviewed journal that reflects the current questions, topics and debates of contemporary philosophy, with a particular focus on continental philosophy.

The journal is especially interested in original work at the intersection of philosophy, political theory, comparative literature, and cultural studies. It seeks to provoke discussion and debate among various intellectual traditions, including critical theory, phenomenology, hermeneutics, feminism, and psychoanalysis. The journal provides space for reviews, as well as short translations of the works of contemporary philosophical figures originally published in other languages. It publishes special issues dedicated to particular topics, and for many years published Selected Studies in Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy in cooperation with the Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy (SPEP). It has a Level 1 classification from the Publication Forum of the Federation of Finnish Learned Societies. and a SHERPA/RoMEO "green" self-archiving policy.Philosophy Today is owned by the Philosophy Department of DePaul University and published on its behalf by the Philosophy Documentation Center.


SHERPA/Juliet is an online database of open access mandates adopted by academic funding bodies.

It is part of the SHERPA suite of services around open access and is run by Jisc (formerly the University of Nottingham).

The database contains information about more than 100 funders, mostly from the United Kingdom. For each of them, Juliet indicates their policy regarding self-archiving, open access journals and archival of research data. Users can suggest updates to the records or the addition of a new funder via a form.This service is mainly useful to researchers who have received project-based funding and want a clear summary of their funder. Links to the original policies are also provided.


Self-archiving is the act of (the author's) depositing a free copy of an electronic document online in order to provide open access to it. The term usually refers to the self-archiving of peer-reviewed research journal and conference articles, as well as theses and book chapters, deposited in the author's own institutional repository or open archive for the purpose of maximizing its accessibility, usage and citation impact. The term green open access has become common in recent years, distinguishing this approach from gold open access, where the journal itself makes the articles publicly available without charge to the reader.

Social Theory and Practice

Social Theory and Practice is a peer-reviewed academic journal that features discussion of theoretical and applied questions in social, political, legal, economic, educational, and moral philosophy, including critical studies of classical and contemporary social philosophers. Established in 1970, it publishes original philosophical work by authors from many disciplines, including the humanities, the social sciences, and the natural sciences. This journal has a Level 1 classification from the Publication Forum of the Federation of Finnish Learned Societies. and a SHERPA/RoMEO "green" self-archiving policy. It is published quarterly by the Florida State University Department of Philosophy, in cooperation with the Philosophy Documentation Center.

Teaching Philosophy

Teaching Philosophy is a peer-reviewed academic journal devoted to the practical and theoretical discussion of teaching and learning philosophy, that is philosophy education. Established by Arnold Wilson in 1975, it has published over 2,500 articles and reviews in this field. Notable contributors include Norman Bowie, Myles Brand, Peter Caws, Angela Davis, Daniel Dennett, Alasdair MacIntyre, Rosalind Ladd, Michael Pritchard, Anita Silvers, and Robert C. Solomon. Members of the American Association of Philosophy Teachers and the Philosophy Learning and Teaching Organization have access as a benefit of membership. This journal has a Level 1 classification from the Publication Forum of the Federation of Finnish Learned Societies. and a SHERPA/RoMEO "green" self-archiving policy. It is published on behalf of the Teaching Philosophy Association by the Philosophy Documentation Center.

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