Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 57.78
Liaison Julia Carlow
Submission Date May 6, 2021
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STARS v2.1

American University of Sharjah
AC-11: Open Access to Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

How many of the institution’s research-producing divisions are covered by a published open access policy that ensures that versions of future scholarly articles by faculty and staff are deposited in a designated open access repository? (All, Some or None):

Which of the following best describes the open access policy? (Mandatory or Voluntary):
Voluntary (strictly opt-in)

Does the institution provide financial incentives to support faculty members with article processing and other open access publication charges?:

A brief description of the open access policy, including the date adopted, any incentives or supports provided, and the repository(ies) used:

Yes, we have a pilot program that if a faculty member shows evidence that a manuscript has been accepted to an journal listed in the Web of Science they can be reimbursed once the manuscript is published. (Exception of non Web of Science listed journals may only be considered if an application has a strong justifiable endorsement from the Dean.)

The program is currently being discussed to become a regular funding source for faculty and staff.

A copy of the institution's open access policy:

The institution's open access policy:

Principles for Open Access
The following principles are aimed at increasing the visibility and impact of publications by our faculty, researchers and students.

The outputs of scholarly enquiry that are created by faculty, researchers or students at the American University of Sharjah should be affiliated clearly and disseminated as widely and promptly as possible.
ORCiDs are strongly recommended for identifying authors and creators. Author and co-author affiliation (including international and industry affiliates) must be clearly stated on all outputs
Where copyright permits, American University of Sharjah researchers should deposit full-text copies of their peer-reviewed journal articles, papers from published conference proceedings and other works into the DSpace@AUS research repository. Relevant subject repositories could also be utilized for this purpose.
It is recommended that the full-text of the publication and its details be uploaded between acceptance and publication. In DSpace, an embargo will be applied by repository software, as per publisher permissions.
Optional deposit of other research outputs such as book sections, creative works, working papers and conference presentations is encouraged. These items will be identified as peer-reviewed or non-peer-reviewed as appropriate.
The library provides support for this activity, including training, and will check copyright permissions and embargoes on all deposited material.

The website URL where the open access repository is available:
Estimated percentage of scholarly articles published annually by the institution’s faculty and staff that are deposited in a designated open access repository (0-100):

A brief description of how the institution’s library(ies) support open access to research:

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:

Additional documentation to support the submission:

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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