Registry of Open Access Repositories

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ROAR Growth map of repositories and contents, 1 Aug 2011

ROAR is a searchable international Registry of Open Access Repositories indexing the creation, location and growth of open access institutional repositories and their contents. ROAR was created by EPrints at University of Southampton in 2003.[1][2][3][4] To date, over 3,000 institutional and cross-institutional repositories have been registered in ROAR.[5]

ROAR's companion database, the Registry of Open Access Repositories Mandatory Archiving Policies (ROARMAP), is a searchable international registry charting the growth of open access mandates adopted by universities, research institutions and research funders that require their researchers to provide open access to their peer-reviewed research article output by depositing it in an open access repository.


  1. ^ Brody, T, Carr, L, Hey, JMN, Brown, A, Hitchcock, S (2007) PRONOM-ROAR: Adding Format Profiles to a Repository Registry to Inform Preservation Services. The International Journal of Digital Curation 2(2)
  2. ^ McDowell, CS (2007) Evaluating Institutional Repository Deployment in American Academe Since Early 2005: Repositories by the Numbers D-Lib 13 (9/10)
  3. ^ Xia, J. (2011). "An anthropological emic-etic perspective on open access practices". Journal of Documentation 67 (1): 75–94. doi:10.1108/00220411111105461. 
  4. ^ Krishnamurthy, M.; Kemparaju, T. D. (2011). "Institutional repositories in Indian universities and research institutes". Program: electronic library & information systems 45 (2): 185–198. 
  5. ^ "Browse by Repository Type". ROAR. Retrieved 22 October 2015. 

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