Sherpa services

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Helping authors and institutions to make informed and confident decisions in open access publication and compliance.

Our Sherpa services are divided into three:

Sherpa Fact

Sherpa Fact checks if compliance with funder open access policies can be achieved with a particular journal.

Sherpa Fact is an online resource that combines and interprets data from Sherpa Romeo, Sherpa Juliet and other sources to provide clear guidance to researchers on whether a journal they wish to publish in complies with UKRI Research Councils, Wellcome Trust and medical charities' open access policies, and offers advice on available options.

Find out more about Sherpa Fact.

Sherpa Romeo

Sherpa Romeo gives a summary of publishers' open access archiving conditions for individual journals.

Sherpa Romeo is an online resource that aggregates and analyses publisher open access policies from around the world and provides summaries of publisher copyright and open access archiving policies on a journal-by-journal basis.

Find out more about Sherpa Romeo.

Sherpa Juliet

Sherpa Juliet enables researchers and librarians to see funders’ conditions for open access publication.

Sherpa Juliet is a searchable database and single focal point of up-to-date information concerning funders’ policies and their requirements on open access, publication and data archiving.

Find out more about Sherpa Juliet.

Related services

OpenDOAR, which enables the identification, browsing and search for repositories is also in the Sherpa services family.