A vitally important question, this one. The Wellcome Trust (who last year gave us £208,038 for open access publishing charges) have announced that they will not be paying charges for publications which fail to meet their requirements.
has done the legwork so you don’t have to.
Just pop in the journal
And pop in your funder
And off you go
Imperial College have done a fantastic post on how to use this. No point in reinventing the wheel – pop over and have a read.
How does it work?
Sherpa Fact uses information on Sherpa-RoMEO (on publishers’ and journals’ OA policies), Sherpa-Juliet (on funders’ OA policies) and the Directory of OA Journals to work it out, and they’re over 98% accurate.
Less of your time reading the small print, more time writing your paper. Just as it should be.