Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 61.82
Liaison Sandy DeJohn
Submission Date Feb. 28, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Binghamton University
AC-11: Open Access to Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Pam Mischen
Pres Office
Pres 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):
Mandatory (or mandatory with a waiver option)

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:


Binghamton University Libraries and the Center for Learning and Teaching invite faculty and instructors to apply for grant funding to help support the conversion of their course textbooks and materials to free Open Educational Resources (OER). “Open Educational Resources (OER) are teaching and learning materials that you may freely use and reuse at no cost.

A copy of the institution's open access policy:

The institution's open access policy:

Binghamton University Open Access Policy

The faculty of Binghamton University are committed to the dissemination and sharing of scholarship and creative works. As authors, we recognize the need to share our work with peers as well as the general public, and the benefits that result from this sharing such as visibility in online search engines, journal websites, and online repositories. We also recognize the need to develop a campus Open Access policy in response to the SUNY Board of Trustees (BOT) Campus Open Access Policies Memo distributed in 2018.

To serve these goals we pledge to share/submit scholarly articles (the final version submitted to the publisher) to the Libraries, who will then review publisher self-archiving policies for each article and post in the Libraries’ Open Repository @ Binghamton (ORB) as permitted. Items that cannot be shared will not be posted to the ORB. If due to the research scope, copyright or other considerations faculty are prevented from submitting their scholarly articles, a waiver can be supplied, or an embargo period put in place. Review of this policy will occur within three years of adoption, with a report presented to University faculty and administration on the impact of this policy.

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 University maintains an open repository and encourages faculty to make their work available though it.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

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