Publication Policies: Key Resources
Open Access Scholarly Information Sourcebook (OASIS)
Developing an institutional OA policy
Excellent overview of key issues to consider in implementing an Open Access Policy
The Optimal Open Access Policy for Institutions (OASIS) – and FAQ
Suggested text for the optimal wording of an Open Access Policy for institutions which provides recommendations for dealing with embargos and supporting text to address frequently asked questions
Repositório Científico de Acesso Aberto de Portugal (RCAAP) Open Access Policies Toolkit
Open Access policies toolkit (Repositório Científico de Acesso Aberto de Portugal)
This Portugese Open Access Policies Toolkit provides clear and effective guidance for academic institutions and funding agencies on developing and implementing an open access policy. It includes an implementation plan and a policy template that can be used and amended.
OpenAIRE (Open Access Infrastructure for Europe)
Open Access Policies and Mandates
An overview of the imortance of Open Access to Europe, with snapshots of the state of Open Access in each of the EU’s member states.
SPARC: Information on implementing a campus open access policy
This section of the SPARC web site provides tools and resources including case studies for institutions intending to implement an open access mandate or policy. Two useful documents can also be requested from SPARC: Campus open-access policy ‘Choice Points’, which touch on all available options in developing a policy, along with recommended steps, and Responses to common misconceptions about campus open-access policies
ROARMAP: Registry of Open Access Repositories Mandatory Archiving Policies
Global coverage of a wide range of mandates (including those for institutions, funders and for theses. ROARMAP includes links to repositories as well as to the policy details. See: UK Policies and Mandates
Open Access Map
The Open Access Map shows the global coverage and take-up of Open Access repositories, journals, publication policies.
SHERPA/RoMEO Database of Publisher copyright policies & self-archiving
The key international resource for publisher copyright policies, RoMEO can be searched by journal title/ISSN as well as by publisher. It uses a colour scheme to clearly identify what can (and can’t) be done.
JULIET database of Research funders’ open access policies
The JULIET database provides a one stop shop for checking funder open access policies along with links to the detailed policies.