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SHERPA launches new advice list - JULIET

SHERPA is please to announce the launch of JULIET as a service to authors and academics in receipt of grants from any of the UK research councils.

After a comprehensive process of consultation with all of the stakeholders in the area, the UK Research Councils have now issued their rules and requirements for Open Access archiving. These rules apply to any academic in receipt of Research Council funding and specify what has to be done with articles, conference papers and data from funded projects. Each of the Councils has slightly different rules for academics in receipt of their grants.

SHERPA's new JULIET service breaks down the differing requirements from each of the Research Councils to try and simplify

The list then categorises the different sets of advice in comparison to an ideal Open Access mandate.

The JULIET list is available from

The JULIET list complements the well-known RoMEO list, which summarises publishers' permissions for archiving research articles.

These lists are part of a suite of advice and guidance available from SHERPA - a 25 member consortium of research-led universities which specialises in promoting and advising on the development of open access repositories. Other services include OpenDOAR, which is a directory of open access repositories world-wide. Through the SHERPA site, authors can also find advice on open access and what it means to them.

SHERPA provides summaries of

Just go to the SHERPA site and choose "Guidance"

SHERPA is based at the University of Nottingham and works on a portfolio of projects related to Open Access and repository development, currently funded by JISC, CURL, Open Societies Institute and SPARCEurope.

A Press Notice was released on 29th June 2006.

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