The SHERPA/FACT beta Open Access funders and authors compliance tool launches in April 2013 and will undergo continuous information improvements over the coming weeks.
This Open Access tool offers a quick and easy way to check that the status of any journal in which you may want to publish complies with your funder requirements:
- enter the journal name or ISSN of the journal you wish to use to cross-reference the information held in RoMEO and in JULIET on both Funders’ and Publishers’ policies
- it gives clear information as to whether that journal offers publication or archiving rights compliant with the funders’ policy
- it notes the level of OA fee payable, if any, and if available from the publisher site
- offers guidance to the author as to what action to take next to comply with their funders’ policy, customising guidance according to the stage of the author’s publication – accepted, published, etc
For more information and to use SHERPA/FACT beta, please visit www.sherpa.ac.uk/fact