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RoMEO studies 7: creation of a controlled vocabulary to analyse copyright transfer agreements

Jenkins, Celia; Oppenheim, Charles; Probets, Steve; Hubbard, Bill

Authors

Celia Jenkins

Charles Oppenheim

Steve Probets

Bill Hubbard bill.hubbard@nottingham.ac.uk



Abstract

This paper describes the process of creating a controlled vocabulary which can be used to systematically analyse the copyright transfer agreements (CTAs) of journal publishers with regard to self-archiving. The analysis formed the basis of the newly created Copyright Knowledge Bank of publishers’ self-archiving policies. Self-archiving terms appearing in publishers’ CTAs were identified and classified, with these then being simplified, merged, and discarded to form a definitive list. The controlled vocabulary consists of three categories that describe ‘what’ can be self-archived, the ‘conditions’ of self-archiving and the ‘restrictions’ of self-archiving. Condition terms include specifications such as ‘where’ an article can be self archived, restriction terms include specifications such as ‘when’ the article can be self archived. Additional information on any of these terms appears in ‘free-text’ fields. Although this controlled vocabulary provides an effective way of analysing CTAs, it will need to be continually reviewed and updated in light of any major new additions to the terms used in publishers’ copyright and self-archiving policies.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Jan 1, 2008
Journal Journal of Information Science
Print ISSN 0165-5515
Electronic ISSN 0165-5515; 1741-6485
Publisher SAGE Publications (UK and US)
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 34
Issue 3
APA6 Citation Jenkins, C., Oppenheim, C., Probets, S., & Hubbard, B. (2008). RoMEO studies 7: creation of a controlled vocabulary to analyse copyright transfer agreements. Journal of Information Science, 34(3), doi:10.1177/0165551507084141
DOI https://doi.org/10.1177/0165551507084141
Keywords archiving, open access, repositories, SHERPA, SHERPA/Romeo, Romeo
Publisher URL http://jis.sagepub.com/cgi/content/abstract/34/3/290
Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://eprints.nottingh.../end_user_agreement.pdf

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