Re: The definitive answer from Wiley-Blackwell

From: Stevan Harnad <>
Date: Thu, 28 May 2009 12:31:08 -0400

Wiley-Blackwell (as I rather expected) is fully Green: it formally
endorses immediate deposit of the author's peer-reviewed final draft
(i.e. the postprint) in the author's Institutional Repository. Any
publisher with that policy is on the side of the angels. -- SH

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      From: Jane H Smith <Jane.H.Smith -- NOTTINGHAM.AC.UK>
Date: May 28, 2009 11:11:19 AM EDT (CA)
Subject: Re: The definitive answer from Wiley-Blackwell

While reviewing all of the recent comments regarding the
Wiley-Blackwell policies, I came across the following under
Author Rights and Benefits>important Author Rights:  

This appears to be a re-branding of the pervious Blackwell
Publishing policy, but it does clearly state that it applies to
'All Wiley-Blackwell Journals' albeit taking into account that
policies vary between journals.

In summary, in general you can deposit the following (including
in an institutional repository)
- authors version prior to acceptance
- authors final version
- but not the final published version

Of course because of the variation between journals on policy
and embargoes, the best information is still going to come from
each journals own policy.

SHERPA are now actively working on the changes needed to RoMEO
for it to hold and display journal level policies, which will
be of the greatest benefit for publishers such as
Wiley-Blackwell, where the policy varies so much.


Jane H Smith B.Sc (Hons) M.Sc MCLIP
SHERPA Services Development Officer

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