Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 65.28
Liaison David Blodgett
Submission Date March 30, 2018
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STARS v2.1

Babson College
AC-11: Open Access to Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 2.00 Asheen Phansey
Director of Sustainability
President's Office
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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:
To support and encourage Babson faculty to make use of open access publishing, Babson has joined other research universities in creating an open access fund that faculty can access to cover these publication costs. This policy was adopted in 2016 and is managed through the Babson Faculty Research Fund. Up to $2,500 per publication or author, per year, may be provided.

A copy of the institution's open access policy:

The institution's open access policy:
Funding Guidelines • Publication charges can encompass some or all of the fees charged by a publisher for processing services associated with open access publishing, such as submission fees, article or book publication fees proper, page charges, editing and illustration fees (both for color and black and white). • In the case of an article with multiple authors, each author should try to be responsible for a prorated portion of the publishing fees. If the multiple authors are all Babson faculty, the article processing fee will be divided between authors. • An author may request up to $2,500 per individual publication. A maximum of $2,500 can be awarded to an individual author in the course of an academic year. This means an individual author may apply for multiple articles as long as the funding does not exceed $2,500. https://www.babson.edu/Academics/teaching-research/bfrf/Documents/2016%20Open%20Access%20Policy.pdf

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:
Babson's library maintains Digital Knowledge at Babson, a repository for some faculty 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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