What is it?
RoMEO is a searchable database of publisher's default copyright policies regarding the self-archiving of journal articles on the web and in Open Access repositories, such as DiVA.
How to use it
The database uses a colour‐coding scheme to classify publishers according to their self‐archiving policy. This shows authors whether the journal allows pre-print or post-print archiving in their copyright transfer agreements.
|RoMEO Colour||Archiving policy|
|Green||Can archive pre-print and post-print or publisher's version/PDF|
|Blue||Can archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing) or publisher's version/PDF|
|Yellow||Can archive pre-print (ie pre-refereeing)|
Archiving not formally supported
Examples of publishers’ policies
Association for Computing Machinery - ACM | American Institute of Physics - AIP | American Physical Society APS | Elsevier | Emerald | IEEE | Inderscience | Institute of Physics - IOP | Institution of Engineering and Technology - IET | Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers - SPIE | Springer | SpringerOpen | Taylor & Francis | Wiley-Blackwell | Wiley-VCH Verlag