Re: Project RoMEO Listing of Journal Copyright Agreements

From: Stevan Harnad <>
Date: Thu, 28 Nov 2002 11:22:42 +0000

The Rights (ROMEO) Project has provided an extremely valuable list,
and I hope it will keep growing. But in some cases one hand may not yet
know what the other is doing, because as these policies are evolving as
we speak. (Fortunately, these are cases where the policy is in fact more
progressive than indicated in the list). An example is the entry for the
American Psychological Association: Their copyright transfer form (and
whoever responded to the ROMEO query) does not yet mention it, but there is
also: referring specifically to
"Posting Articles on the Internet."

It would also be good to add the known policies of publishers who have
not yet replied to the questionnaire. Some are listed at:
including: APA (more progressive than listed) and Elsevier (directly)

Stevan Harnad

On Thu, 28 Nov 2002, Elizabeth Gadd wrote:

> The UK JISC-funded RoMEO Project is pleased to announce that the first
> version of their listing of academic journal copyright agreements is now
> available from
> The list provides information about 70 journal publishers self-archiving
> policies. Entries in green indicate that self-archiving is allowed. The
> Project would warmly welcome more copyright transfer agreements to add to
> the list. If you know of any (either recent printed copies or URLs) then
> I'd be grateful if you could contact me.
> A full analysis of the agreements will be available from the RoMEO project
> in the new year. In future the project hopes to work with the University of
> Cincinnati's Academic Journal Policy Portal to provide searchable access to
> this, and other related, information.
> Best
> Elizabeth
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