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Title: RoMEO Studies 4: an analysis of Journal Publishers’ Copyright Agreements
Authors: Gadd, Elizabeth A.
Oppenheim, Charles
Probets, Steve
Issue Date: 2003
Publisher: Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers
Citation: GADD, E., OPPENHEIM, C. and PROBETS, S., 2003. RoMEO Studies 4: an analysis of Journal Publishers’ Copyright Agreements. Learned Publishing, 16(4), pp. 293-308
Abstract: This article is the fourth in a series of six emanating from the UK JISC-funded RoMEO Project (Rights Metadata for Open archiving). It describes an analysis of 80 scholarly journal publishers’ copyright agreements with a particular view to their effect on author self-archiving. 90% of agreements asked for copyright transfer and 69% asked for it prior to refereeing the paper. 75% asked authors to warrant that their work had not been previously published although only two explicitly stated that they viewed self-archiving as prior publication. 28.5% of agreements provided authors with no usage rights over their own paper. Although 42.5% allowed self-archiving in some format, there was no consensus on the conditions under which self-archiving could take place. The article concludes that author-publisher copyright agreements should be reconsidered by a working party representing the needs of both parties.
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/282
ISSN: 0953-1513
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