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Theatre Review: Romeo and Juliet

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Submit your research articles to OA journals, when there are appropriate OA journals in your field. Deposit your preprints in an open-access, OAI-compliant archive. http://www.openarchives.org/ It could be a disciplinary or institutional archive. • If your institution doesn’t have one already, then faculty or • librarians should launch one. See the list for librarians, below. http://www.earlham.edu/~peters/fos/do.htm#librarians#librarians There is no comprehensive list of open-access, OAI-compliant • archives, but I maintain a list of the best lists. http://www.earlham.edu/~peters/fos/lists.htm#archives If you have questions about archiving your eprints, then see Stevan • Harnad’s Self-Archiving FAQ. http://www.eprints.org/openaccess/self-faq/ Deposit your postprints in an open-access repository. The “postprint” is the version accepted by the peer-review process • of a journal, often after some revision. If you transferred copyright to your publisher, then postprint • archiving requires the journal’s permission. However, many journals --about 80%-- have already consented in advance to postprint archiving by authors. Some will consent when asked. Some will not consent. For publisher policies about copyright and author archiving, see the searchable database maintained by Project SHERPA. http://romeo.eprints.org/stats.php http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/index.html http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/ If you have not yet transferred copyright to a publisher, then ask to • retain copyright. http://www.earlham.edu/~peters/fos/do.htm#retaincopyright If the journal does not let you retain copyright, then ask at least for • the right of postprint archiving. If it does not let you retain the right to archive your postprint, • then ask for permission to put the postprint on your personal web site. For many journals, the difference between OA through an archive and OA through a personal web site is significant. If you have transferred copyright and the publish

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