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TitleWebsiteCopyright PolicyCopyright CodeGreen Open Access PolicyIR Code"Gold" Open Access PolicyPublisherKey
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Academic Exchange Quarterlyhttp://www.rapidintellect.com/AEQweb/Author retains copyright. License to publish is granted to Rapid Intellect/Academic Exchange Quarterly and AEQ retains copyright of the issue.2Author allowed to deposit Publisher's PDF in an institutional repistory.6All articles are available to read for free on the journal's website.Rapid IntellectCOPYRIGHT
1 - Required to transfer copyright
2 - Author retains copyright
3 - Author retains copyright, article published under a CC license
4 - Jointly shared by author-publisher
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American Archivisthttp://www2.archivists.org/american-archivistAuthor retains copyright and exclusive license to publish and distribute granted to publisher, Society of American Archivists. License becomes nonexclusive after three years. 2Author allowed to deposit submitted version (pre-print), AND accepted version (post-print) in an institutional repository. 2The journal now has a digital version published online that is freely and openly accessible, so all articles are published gold.Society of American ArchivistsGREEN 0 - Nothing
1 - Pre-print
2 - Pre-print and Post-print
2.# - Pre-print and post-print after # months
3 - Post-print
4 - Pre-print, post-print, and PDF
5 - Post-print, PDF
6 - PDF
6.# - PDF after # months
UC - Allowed to archive, but unclear which version UK - Unknown
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C&RL Journal http://crl.acrl.org/ACRL requests a license to publish, and author retains copyright.2Author allowed to deposit Publisher's PDF6The journal is an Open Access journal and all articles are published Open Access. ACRL/ALA
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C&RL Newshttp://crln.acrl.org/ACRL requests a license to publish, and author retains copyright.2Author allowed to deposit Publisher's PDF6The journal is an Open Access journal and all articles are published Open Access. ACRL/ALA
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Collaborative Librarianshiphttp://www.collaborativelibrarianship.org/Copyright is retained by the authors and the work is licensed under a CC BY ND NC license.3Author allowed to deposit submitted version (pre-print), accepted version (post-print), AND Publisher's PDF in an institutional repository. 4The journal is an Open Access journal and all articles are published Open Access. Colorado Library Consortium
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Communications in Information Literacyhttp://www.comminfolit.org/index.php?journal=cilCopyright is retained by the authors and the journal receives a first publication license. The work is licensed under a CC BY NC SA license.3Author allowed to deposit submitted version (pre-print), accepted version (post-print), AND Publisher's PDF in an institutional repository. 2The journal is an Open Access journal and all articles are published Open Access. Communications in Information Literacy
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Endnotes: The Journal of the New Members Round Tablehttp://www.ala.org/nmrt/oversightgroups/comm/schresAuthors have the choice between a Copyright License Agreement and Copyright Assisgnment Agreement. Under the license agreement, authors retain copyright and the publisher (American Library Association) receives the right to publish and distribute the work. Under the Copyright Assignment Agreement, authors assign the right over to the publisher (American Library Association).1 / 2Author allowed to deposit submitted version (pre-print), AND accepted version (post-print) in an institutional repository. 2The journal is an Open Access journal and all articles are published Open Access. American Library Association
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Evidence Based Librarianship (EBLIP)http://ejournals.library.ualberta.ca/index.php/EBLIPAuthors retain copyright, CC BY-NC-SA license3Author allowed to deposit submitted version (pre-print), AND accepted version (post-print) AND Publisher's PDF in an institutional repository. 4The journal is an Open Access journal and all articles are published Open Access. University of Alberta Learning Services (Library)
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Faculty of Information Quarterlyhttp://fiq.ischool.utoronto.ca/Copyright is retained by the authors and the journal receives a first publication license. The work is licensed under a CC BY license.3Author allowed to deposit submitted version (pre-print), accepted version (post-print), AND Publisher's PDF in an institutional repository. 4The journal is an Open Access journal and all articles are published Open Access. University of Toronto? Independently published?
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First Mondayhttp://firstmonday.org/The publisher receives a limited license to publish, and the author gets a choice of putting the work in the public domain, selecting a Creative Commons license, or retaining full copyright. 3Author allowed to deposit submitted version (pre-print), accepted version (post-print), AND Publisher's version in an institutional repository. (Journal does not produce Publisher's PDFs)4The journal is an Open Access journal and all articles are published Open Access. First Monday Editorial Group
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In The Library with the Lead Pipehttp://www.inthelibrarywiththeleadpipe.org/Authors retain copyright to their works and articles are licensed under a CC-BY-NC license.3Author allowed to deposit submitted version (pre-print), AND accepted version (post-print), AND Publisher's PDF in an institutional repository. (CC license) 4This journal is Open Access and all articles are published Open Access.Self Affiliated
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Information Researchhttp://www.informationr.net/ir/Copyright is retained by authors. The work is licensed under a CC BY NC ND license.3Author allowed to deposit submitted version (pre-print), accepted version (post-print), AND Publisher's PDF in an institutional repository. 4The journal is an Open Access journal and all articles are published Open Access. Lund University Libraries
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Information Technology and Libraries http://www.ala.org/lita/ital/frontAuthors retain copyright, CC BY license3Author allowed to deposit submitted version (pre-print), AND accepted version (post-print) AND Publisher's PDF in an institutional repository. 4The journal is an Open Access journal and all articles are published Open Access. LITA/ALA
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InterActionshttp://escholarship.org/uc/gseis_interactionsAuthor retains copyright and journal gets an unlimited license to publish2Author allowed to deposit submitted version (pre-print), AND accepted version (post-print) in an institutional repository. 2The journal is an Open Access journal and all articles are published Open Access. UCLA
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Issues in Science & Technology Librarianshiphttp://www.istl.org/Authors retain copyright and publisher gets license to publish. Journal will soon be publishing under a Creative Commons license.3Author allowed to deposit submitted version (pre-print), accepted version (post-print), AND Publisher's PDF in an institutional repository.4The journal is an Open Access journal and all articles are published Open Access. ACRL, Science and Technology Section
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Journal of Creative Library Practicehttp://creativelibrarypractice.org/All articles are published under a CC BY license.3Author allowed to deposit submitted version (pre-print), accepted version (post-print), AND Publisher's PDF in an institutional repository.4The journal is an Open Access journal and all articles are published Open Access. Sponsored by the Editors' Universities
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Journal of Digital Informationhttp://www.ijdc.net/Authors retain copyright and publisher gets a license to publish.2Author allowed to deposit submitted version (pre-print), AND accepted version (post-print) in an institutional repository. 2The journal is an Open Access journal and all articles are published Open Access. Texas Digital Library
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Journal of Information Architecturehttp://journalofia.org/Author retains copyright and journal gets an unlimited license to publish.2Author allowed to deposit submitted version (pre-print), accepted version (post-print), AND Publisher's PDF in an institutional repository.4The journal is an Open Access journal and all articles are published Open Access. Research & Education Group in IA (REG-iA)
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Journal of Information Literacyhttp://ojs.lboro.ac.uk/ojs/index.php/JILCopyright for the article content resides with the authors, and copyright for the publication layout resides with the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals, Information Literacy Group. These Copyright holders have agreed that this article should be available on Open Access [Budapest Open Access Initiative definition].
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Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communicationhttp://jlsc-pub.org/Authors retain copyright to their, the first right of publication is licensed to the journal, and articles are published under a CC-BY license.3Author allowed to deposit submitted version (pre-print), AND accepted version (post-print), AND Publisher's PDF in an institutional repository. (CC license) 4This jorunal is an Open Access journal and all articles are published Open Access.Pacific University Library
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Journal of Library Innovationww.libraryinnovation.org/Authors retain copyright and work is published under a CC BY NC ND license.3Author allowed to deposit submitted version (pre-print), accepted version (post-print), AND Publisher's PDF in an institutional repository.4The journal is an Open Access journal and all articles are published Open Access. Western New York Library Resources Council
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Journal of the Canadian Health Libraries Association (JCHLA/JABSC)http://pubs.chla-absc.ca/journal/jchlaAuthors retain copyright and publisher receives exclusive first publication.2Author allowed to deposit submitted version (pre-print), accepted version (post-print), AND Publisher's PDF in an institutional repository.4The journal is an Open Access journal and all articles are published Open Access. Canadian Health Libraries Association
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Library and Information Research (LIR) (formerly Library and Information Research News)http://www.lirgjournal.org.uk/lir/ojs/index.php/lirAuthor retrains copyright, publisher receives license to publish.2Author allowed to deposit submitted version (pre-print), accepted version (post-print), AND Publisher's PDF in an institutional repository.4The journal is an Open Access journal and all articles are published Open Access. Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CLIP) Library and Information Research Group
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Library Leadership & Managementhttp://journals.tdl.org/llm/index.php/llm/indexAuthor retains copyright and default CC BY NC license (alternate or no license can be selected).3Author allowed to deposit submitted version (pre-print), AND accepted version (post-print), AND Publisher's PDF (especially if there is a CC license) in an institutional repository. 4This journal is an Open Access journal and al articles are published Open Access.LLAMA/ALA
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Library Philosophy and Practicehttp://digitalcommons.unl.edu/libphilprac/Author retains copyright, publisher receives license to publish.2Author allowed to deposit submitted version (pre-print), AND accepted version (post-print) in an institutional repostiroy. Publisher's PDF is not specified. 2The journal is an Open Access journal and all articles are published Open Access. University of Nebraska - Lincoln
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Library Student Journalhttp://www.librarystudentjournal.org/index.php/lsj/information/authorsAuthors retain copyright and work is published under a CC SA license.3Author allowed to deposit submitted version (pre-print), accepted version (post-print), AND Publisher's PDF in an institutional repository.4The journal is an Open Access journal and all articles are published Open Access. Library Student Journal
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LIBREAShttp://libreas.eu/Work is published under a CC BY license3Author allowed to deposit submitted version (pre-print), accepted version (post-print), AND Publisher's PDF in an institutional repository.4The journal is an Open Access journal and all articles are published Open Access. Institut für Bibliothekswissenschaft Berlin
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LIBRES: Library and Information Science Research Electronic Journalhttp://libres.curtin.edu.au/Authors retain copyright2Author allowed to deposit submitted version (pre-print), AND accepted version (post-print) in an institutional repostiroy. Publisher's PDF is not specified. 2The journal is an Open Access journal and all articles are published Open Access. Curtin University of Technology
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Partnership: The Canadian Journal of Library and Information Practice and Researchhttps://journal.lib.uoguelph.ca/index.php/perj/about/submissions#copyrightNoticeAuthors retain copyright and work is published under a CC SA license.3Author allowed to deposit submitted version (pre-print), accepted version (post-print), AND Publisher's PDF in an institutional repository.4The journal is an Open Access journal and all articles are published Open Access. Partnership
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Pennsylvania Libraries: Research and Practicehttp://palrap.pitt.edu/ojs/index.php/palrap/indexAuthor retains copyright, work is published under a CC BY license.3Author allowed to deposit submitted version (pre-print), accepted version (post-print), AND Publisher's PDF in an institutional repository.4The journal is an Open Access journal and all articles are published Open Access. University of Pittsburgh
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Practical Academic Librarianship: The International Journal of the SLA Academic Divisionhttp://journals.tdl.org/pal/index.php/palAuthors retain copyright, grant the journal the right of first publication, and the articles are licensed under CC-BY.3Author allowed to deposit submitted version (pre-print), AND accepted version (post-print), AND Publisher's PDF in an institutional repository. (CC-BY license) 4The journal is an Open Access journal and all articles are published Open Access. SLA
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ScieCom Info: Nordic-Baltic Forum for Scientific Communicationhttp://journals.lub.lu.se/index.php/sciecominfo/index
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Student Research Journal (SRJ)http://scholarworks.sjsu.edu/slissrj/Copyright transfer required by journal1Author allowed to deposit article to an institutional repository, but which version is not specified. Likely referring to the publisher's PDF.UCThe journal is an Open Access journal and all articles are published Open Access. San Jose State University
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The Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adultshttp://www.yalsa.ala.org/jrlya/Authors have the choice between a Copyright License Agreement and Copyright Assisgnment Agreement. Under the license agreement, authors retain copyright and the publisher (American Library Association) receives the right to publish and distribute the work. Under the Copyright Assignment Agreement, authors assign the right over to the publisher (American Library Association).1 / 2Author allowed to deposit submitted version (pre-print), AND accepted version (post-print) in an institutional repository. 2The journal is an Open Access journal and all articles are published Open Access. YALSA
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Urban Library Journalhttp://ojs.gc.cuny.edu/index.php/urbanlibrary/indexWork is published under a CC BY license3Author allowed to deposite Publisher's PDF in an institutional repository.6The journal is an Open Access journal and all articles are published Open Access. City University of New York
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