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Copyright policies of scholarly journals for authors

Author should check-up copyright policies of scholarly journals before sending their articles for publication. It has been empirically shown that articles freely available online are more likely to get cited. Thus preference should be given to Open Access journals or those journals that allow self-achieving in public or institutional repositories. Directory of Open Access Journals lists 3146 Open Access journals. RoMEO project maintains a database of publishers' policies relating to archiving. Another similar database (OAKList)has been announced containing information about publishing agreements and publishers' open access policies.

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