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[InetBib] PEER Project - Guidelines available live

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PEER – Publishing and the Ecology of European Research
News release
4 June 2009

PEER – Guidelines for publishers and repository managers on deposit, assisted
deposit and self-archiving now available at

PEER is a pioneering collaboration between publishers, repositories and the
community, which aims to investigate the effects of the large-scale deposit
(so called Green Open Access) on user access, author visibility, journal
viability and the broader European research environment. The project will run
until 2011, during which time over 50,000 European stage-2 (accepted)
manuscripts from up to 300 journals will become available for archiving.

Guidelines documenting the procedures for publisher deposit and for
subsequent transfer to participating PEER repositories are presented in this
document following extensive consultation with both target groups within

An author helpdesk for the project is being established and will shortly be
made available via the PEER website. This will serve as the major information
point for EU based authors of articles in participating PEER journals who
wish to self-archive their accepted manuscripts after receiving an invitation
to do so.

The report sets out a major advance in repository practice in the use of the
SWORD protocol which allows application-level deposit of material into
repositories. It is presented as a cohesive sub-report (Appendix B), and it
is expected that this may become a ready reference tool in its own right.

The Guidelines set out in this document should be read in conjunction with
‘D2.1 Draft report on the provision of usage data and manuscript procedures
for publishers and repository managers’ also available at

For enquiries relating to PEER, please e-mail: peer@xxxxxxxxxxxxx

PEER is supported by the EC eContentplus programme.

PEER Partners: International Association of Scientific, Technical and Medical
Publishers (STM), the European Science Foundation, Göttingen State and
University Library, the Max Planck Society, INRIA, SURF Foundation and
University of Bielefeld

STM publishers participating in PEER: BMJ Publishing Group; Cambridge
University Press; Elsevier; IOP Publishing; Nature Publishing Group; Oxford
University Press; Portland Press; Sage Publications; Springer; Taylor &
Francis Group; Wiley-Blackwell

PEER repositories: Max-Planck-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Wissenschaften
e.V. (MPG); HAL, Institut National de Recherche en Informatique et en
Automatique (INRIA); Göttingen State and University Library (UGOE); BiPrints,
Universität Bielefeld (UNIBI); Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania;
University Library of Debrecen, Hungary


Barbara Bayer-Schur M.A.
PEER − Publishing and the Ecology of European Research
Niedersächsische Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek Göttingen
Tel:  +49 551 39 5242

Listeninformationen unter http://www.inetbib.de.