German SHERPA/RoMEO upgraded
An upgrade of the German version of RoMEO – SHERPA/RoMEO deutsch – is now online
The new German-language interface based on the English SHERPA/RoMEO database was developed within the framework of the project Open Access Policies. Up to now, users were able to obtain information about publishers' standard policies with regard to Open Access and to search the database by journal title and publisher name. Through cooperation with the Electronic Journals Library (EZB), the database for journal information has been extended considerably and a search option for journal abbreviations has been introduced. Moreover, there are now links (PDFs) to information provided by publishers on copyright conditions and paid-access options. In addition to the already existing option allowing users to preselect publishers by RoMEO colour, there is now an alphabetical index of all listed publishers.
Another fruit of the cooperation with the EZB is that the library's information on publishers' Open Access policies is now also available.
The "Open Access Policies - What do German publishers permit their authors" project, was funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG). The project partners were the Computer and Media Service of the Humboldt University Berlin, the Library of the University of Stuttgart and the Electronic Journals Library (EZB), which is part of the Library of the University of Regensburg. SHERPA/RoMEO deutsch is supported by the German Initiative for Networked Information (DINI).