June 17, 2009

drwxr-xr-x or -rwxr-xr-x (Sherpa RoMeo)

Category: Academic,IP Law,Open Access,Wholesome — Biella @ 11:42 am

Permissions. Unix geeks know them well as they are constantly handing them out, taking them back. Academics, when it comes to their publishing rights, don’t know what permissions they have or given away. Once you signed the contract you may also have no idea where you filed it, if you filed it.

But now if you want to know, it just got a heck of a lot easier. I was just alerted to a website Sherpa RoMeo that helps you figure it all out! As they report on their front page:

“Use this site to find a summary of permissions that are normally given as part of each publisher’s copyright transfer agreement.”

Now that is a nifty tool!

1 Comment »

  1. Thanks for sharing! This is useful.

    Comment by Girish Kulkarni — June 17, 2009 @ 6:06 pm

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