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Thursday, May 15, 2008

Advice from BURP

Will my publisher allow self-archiving? BURP [Bradford University Repository Project], May 2008.  Excerpt:

If you wish to check what Elsevier, SAGE, Blackwell, Maney, Wiley etc permit, simply visit the SHERPA project's RoMEO view publisher policies....The BURP! Team will also help you check whether your articles can be posted on the University's forthcoming repository. Occasionally this means contacting the publishers directly for permission.

Tips on copyright:

  • Aim to negotiate a right to self-archive your work if the publisher's copyright agreement does not automatically provide this right.
  • Use the JISC copyright tool at to get help in retaining self-archiving rights....