Put your pre-prints online


2 August 2012


I have argued previously that research papers should be posted online at the same time as they are submitted to a journal. Sometimes people claim that journals don’t allow it, which is nonsense. Almost every journal allows it, and many also allow the published version of a paper to appear on your personal website.

Today I discovered a new tool (thanks to the IMU newsletter) which makes it easy to check a journal’s policy on this. Check out SHERPA/RoMEO.

It’s a very useful tool, but whoever thought SHERPA/RoMEO was a good name needs therapy.