List of Publishers' Copyright Agreements


SHERPA brings you information on new publishing models with broad information on new-style copyright agreements, plus general information about Open Access (OA) publishing. Start with the section Guidance for Authors:

  • What is Open Access
  • Journals' Copyright Policies
  • Repository listings
  • Open Access News
  • Advocacy materials to promote repositories & general resources, reports, and more
  • Resources and Projects world-wide

Publisher Lists

  • Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), the list of free, full text, scientific & scholarly journals. Searchable by journals, articles, subjects. Includes 9,707 journals, a 25% increase in the last 2 years. Now includes 133 countries, and has increased articles by 60% in 1 year, offering 11,614,528 articles. (May 2014)
  • Publishers' Copyright Agreements, including the categories of publishers and their conditions (Green publishers allow archiving of both pre-prints & post-prints).  
  • Publisher and Journal Profiles, University of California. News, new models of publishing, access, funding; news about OA in disciplines, data, more.

Open Access Information

  • Brief Introduction about OA Publishing, by Peter Suber (Earlham College). 
  • Suber's Overview on Open Access with more details.

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