Re: From ROAR to DOAR

From: Stevan Harnad <>
Date: Thu, 23 Jul 2009 23:59:08 -0400

Original Amsci thread on this topic: "From ROAR to DOAR" (Jan 2006)
      If "ROAR is 'the' registry of Open Access Repositories",
      what is OpenDOAR?

      is it the "other" registry? 


EPrints's ROAR has been registering institutional repositories
several years longer than SHERPA's DOAR (though not yet under that

EPrints's ROARMAP has likewise been registering Green OA
self-archiving mandate several years longer than SHERPA's Juliet, and
covers both institutional and funder mandates (Juliet covers funder
mandates only).

EPrints's Romeo, in contrast, started registering publisher policy on
Green OA self-archiving by authors only after SHERPA's Romeo, and is
in fact just a feed from SHERPA's Romeo, created to provide and
color-code exclusively the relevant Romeo information for

      Does a journal endorse immediate OA self-archiving of the
      refereed final draft? Green. 

      Only the unrefereed preprint OA? Pale-Green. 

      Neither? Gray. 

Stevan Harnad
Received on Fri Jul 24 2009 - 06:12:59 BST

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