Overall Rating Platinum
Overall Score 87.10
Liaison Alex Davis
Submission Date March 5, 2020

STARS v2.2

Arizona State University
AC-11: Open Access to Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.33 / 2.00 Alex Davis
Program Manager
University Sustainability Practices
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Does the institution offer repository hosting that makes versions of journal articles, book chapters, and other peer-reviewed scholarly works by its employees freely available on the public internet?:

Website URL where the open access repository is available:
A brief description of the open access repository:

The ASU Digital Repository provides a platform to collect, preserve, and share the library’s digital collections, particularly providing open and unrestricted access to the scholarly output of Arizona State University.

Does the institution have a published policy that requires its employees to publish scholarly works open access or archive final post-peer reviewed versions of scholarly works in an open access repository?:

A copy of the institution's open access policy:
The institution's open access policy:

ASU's open access policy (shared below) does not require our faculty to publish scholarly works open access or archive final post-peer reviewed versions of scholarly works in an open access repository.

The Faculty members of Arizona State University are committed to disseminating the fruits of its research and scholarship as widely as possible. In keeping with that commitment, the Faculty adopts the following policy.

1. Faculty members are encouraged to grant a non-exclusive, irrevocable, worldwide, royalty-free license to Scholarly Works to Arizona State University to exercise any and all rights under copyright as are necessary to achieve the goals of open access, dissemination, and preservation and to authorize others to do the same, provided that this license is solely for educational and non-commercial purposes. When granting this license, Faculty members will provide, at no cost to the university, a copy of those Scholarly Works to the university so that the university may exercise its rights given by this license and comply with its obligations to sponsors or other third parties. This expressly includes the right for the university to deposit Scholarly Works in any university or third party repository.
2. However, upon accepting or receiving an external grant or contract which includes a public or open access policy, each Faculty member automatically grants to Arizona State University the license as defined in section one to any Scholarly Works resulting from that grant or contract.
3. Under this policy, the author retains copyright ownership, unless that author chooses to transfer rights to other parties, such as a publisher. Arizona State University retains only the limited rights outlined in section one.
4. The policy applies to all Scholarly Works authored or co-authored while the person is a member of the Faculty. Not included in this policy are any articles completed before the adoption of this policy and any articles for which the Faculty member entered into an incompatible licensing or assignment agreement before the adoption of this policy, nor any Scholarly Work that is not related to Arizona State University.
5. The Office of the Provost will be responsible for interpreting this policy, resolving disputes concerning its interpretation and application, and recommending changes to the Faculty as needed.
6. The University Senate will review the policy no less frequently than every three years and a report will be made available to the Faculty.

Does the policy cover the entire institution? :

Does the institution provide an open access article processing charge (APC) fund for employees?:

A brief description of the open access APC fund:

Some library subscriptions and memberships provide discounts or waivers of APCs from specific publishers for employees; see https://libguides.asu.edu/scholcomm/OAmemberships#s-lg-box-5383507.

Does the institution provide open access journal hosting services through which peer-reviewed open access journals are hosted on local servers with dedicated staff who provide publishing support at no (or minimal) cost?:

A brief description of the open access journal hosting services:

Located in the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, the Office of Scholarship and Innovation brings collaborative design-based problem-solving to educational systems; supports faculty research and scholarly inquiry in education; leverages new technologies for learning; and creates digital solutions for the dissemination of knowledge. For example, they sponsor three open-access education journals to foster accessibility to scholarly publications and promote dialogue about educational policy research among diverse audiences.
• Education Policy Analysis Archives
• Current Issues in Education
• Education Review

All of the above are published by the Mary Lou Fulton College of Education

These journals are supported by a dedicated "Scholarly Communications Publication Manager" in the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College.

Estimated percentage of peer-reviewed scholarly works published annually by the institution’s employees that are deposited in a designated open access repository:

Website URL where information about the institution’s support for open access is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

Anali Perry, Scholarly Communication Librarian
Anali.perry@asu.edu, 480-727-6301

University Senate 2016-2017 Open Access Policy Task Force: https://usenate.asu.edu/committees/open-access-task-force

ASU Library Open Access-specific Resources:
Scholarly Communication: http://libguides.asu.edu/scholcomm/home

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