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SHERPA Funders and Authors Compliance Tool- SHERPA FACT
The RCUK’s new OA policy will be effective from 01 April 2013. This policy requires that all peer reviewed research papers, resulting from research funded by the Research Councils, will be published in journals under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) License or otherwise made available as OA via a repository. On the same date, the Wellcome Trust will also require that Open Access Publication will be under a CC-BY license.
To support these policy changes RCUK and the Wellcome Trust have provided the Centre for Research Communications with seed funding to develop a SHERPA Funders’ & Authors’ Compliance Tool (SHERPA FACT).
SHERPA FACT will pull information and interpret data from SHERPA RoMEO, JULIET and other sources to provide clear guidance to RCUK and Wellcome Trust funded authors on compliance with their Open Access (OA) policies and advise on the options available.
SHERPA FACT will:
Such guidance might be, for example, to:
SHERPA FACT Beta http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/fact/index.php is now available.
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