Updated (and hopefully easier-to-understand) Terms of Use


We wanted to let you know that we’ve made a few changes to the Mendeley Terms of Use. A researcher’s life involves enough complicated papers, so we thought it’d be nice to make these ToU a bit shorter and easier to read.

We had lots of user feedback saying that our old Terms of Use weren’t clear enough about what was “acceptable use” – particularly when it comes to posting your own papers on the site – so we tried to explain it more clearly and provide helpful pointers. Nothing has actually changed about the way you use Mendeley. As before, you are allowed to post your academic papers on when you have the right to do so as per your publisher agreement. There are now a few additional notices around that point you towards useful resources (like the copyright policy page of the relevant journal or the SHERPA/RoMEO database) where you can check whether that’s the case.  Sometimes it might be best to check the terms and conditions of your particular author-publisher agreement or subscription access agreement as these can also vary.

Your feedback, as usual, is much appreciated!