Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 48.87
Liaison Kat Davis
Submission Date July 16, 2021

STARS v2.2

Boise State University
AC-11: Open Access to Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.33 / 2.00 Kat Davis
Sustainability Coordinator
Campus Sustainability
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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?:
Yes

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

ScholarWorks is a collection of services designed to capture and showcase all scholarly output by the Boise State University community. These services include:
Identifying and making available via the ScholarWorks web site documents and files produced by the faculty, research groups, and students of Boise State University.
Creation of SelectedWorks pages which highlight the scholarly accomplishments of each individual faculty member.
Distribution of regular reports that provide data on the impact and usage of faculty publications.
Access to simple and inexpensive electronic publishing of original series, journals, and monographs.
Promotion of research efforts via a searchable database, reports to key administrators and stakeholders, and coordination with other research recognition activities.


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?:
No

A copy of the institution's open access policy:
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The institution's open access policy:
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Does the policy cover the entire institution? :
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Does the institution provide an open access article processing charge (APC) fund for employees?:
No

A brief description of the open access APC fund:
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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?:
Yes

A brief description of the open access journal hosting services:

Boise State does provide open access journal hosting services (directly or through participation in a consortium) through which peer-reviewed open access journals are hosted on local servers with dedicated staff who provide publishing support at no (or minimal) cost.

Example: ScholarWorks can provide a peer-review workflow application which is designed to streamline and simplify the publication of online journals. Features include:
A peer-review process which provides tracking referee activity, automatically emailing appropriate reminders, and providing a mechanism for anonymous correspondence between reviewer and author
Oversight of editorial tasks such as referee correspondence and manuscript tracking
Elimination of mail and copy costs


Estimated percentage of peer-reviewed scholarly works published annually by the institution’s employees that are deposited in a designated open access repository:
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Website URL where information about the institution’s support for open access is available:
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