Check journal compliance with Tri-Agency and FRQ open access requirements

Search Sherpa Romeo by journal title to find out about the open access policies for your journal. 

Sherpa Romeo Vocabulary

  1. Published Version
    • Also known as: Version of Record, Publisher PDF
  2. Accepted Version
    • Also known as: Accepted Manuscript, final mansucript and Postprint
    • This version of your paper has undergone peer-review, changes have been applied and is the final version sent to the journal to be transformed into the Publisher Version
    • Intellectually, the Accepted Version and Publisher Version are the same
  3. Submitted Version
    • Also know as: Submitted Manuscript and Preprint
    • This version has not undergone any peer-review and is the initial submission made to a journal

Using Sherpa Romeo in 4 steps

1) Go to Sherpa Romeo website and enter journal title in the search box

Step one SherpaRomeo

2) Read the Publication Information section, make sure you are consulting the correct journal

Step two SherpaRomeo

3) Head to the Publisher Policy section to see the Open Access policies for the Publisher Version, Accepted Version and Submitted Version of your article. Click on the plus signs to expand the these sections. 

Step three SherpaRomeo

4) Pay attention to the following sections: OA fee, embargo and location.

These sections tell you if you need to pay to make your work Open Access (OA fee), if you have to wait a certain amount of time before you can make that version Open Access (Embargo) and where you and put that version once it is Open Access (Location).

Step four SherpaRomeo

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