RoMEO Studies 4: An analysis of Journal Publishers' Copyright Agreements

Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/105141
Title:
RoMEO Studies 4: An analysis of Journal Publishers' Copyright Agreements
Author:
Gadd, Elizabeth; Oppenheim, Charles; Probets, Steve
Citation:
RoMEO Studies 4: An analysis of Journal Publishers' Copyright Agreements 2003,
Issue Date:
2003
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/105141
Submitted date:
2004-12-08
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. This article has been accepted for publication in Learned Publishing, 16 (4) October 2003.
Type:
Report
Language:
en
Keywords:
Scholarly Communication

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dc.contributor.authorGadd, Elizabethen_US
dc.contributor.authorOppenheim, Charlesen_US
dc.contributor.authorProbets, Steveen_US
dc.date.accessioned2004-12-08T00:00:01Z-
dc.date.available2010-06-18T23:20:08Z-
dc.date.issued2003en_US
dc.date.submitted2004-12-08en_US
dc.identifier.citationRoMEO Studies 4: An analysis of Journal Publishers' Copyright Agreements 2003,en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/105141-
dc.description.abstractThis 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. This article has been accepted for publication in Learned Publishing, 16 (4) October 2003.en_US
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectScholarly Communicationen_US
dc.titleRoMEO Studies 4: An analysis of Journal Publishers' Copyright Agreementsen_US
dc.typeReporten_US
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