Using SHERPA RoMEO to check for Copyright Agreements
Please view this 5-minute video for directions on using SHERPA RoMEO.
- Go to SHERPA RoMEO.
- Enter in the journal’s title and click “Search”.
- Read the information available.
- Look for instructions on uploading to an institutional repository.
- If the journal requires a pre-print version, you may upload the pre-peer review manuscript version.
- If it requires a post-print version, you may upload the post-peer review version. This is different from the publisher’s pdf version in that there is no journal formatting, journal logos, etc. Also called the Accepted Manuscript.
- If the publisher requires you to include a set statement with the submission to the institutional repository, visit the publisher’s website. Their rules are often linked to on the Copyright line in the SHERPA RoMEO entry.
- Search for author rights, or publisher agreement
- Read the fine print associated with uploading your article to an institutional repository.
- You can include set statements or links to the final pdf if requested in the Copyright Status field in the ScholarsArchive submission form.
- If SHERPA RoMEO doesn’t have information on your journal, go to the journal’s website and search for information.
- If they don’t have information available, email or call them and ask what their policies are on uploading published articles to the author’s institutional repository.
- If you have additional questions, contact email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, or BYU’s copyright office (801-422-9339 or email@example.com).