Overall Rating Reporter
Overall Score
Liaison Jennifer Foley
Submission Date March 2, 2018
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STARS v2.1

Boston College
AC-11: Open Access to Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Reporter Sally Wyman
Head of Collection Development
University Libraries
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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):
None / Don't Know

Which of the following best describes the open access policy? (Mandatory or Voluntary):
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Does the institution provide financial incentives to support faculty members with article processing and other open access publication charges?:
Yes

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

We administer an open access fund (https://libguides.bc.edu/oafund) to support journal and monograph open access publication charges.


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

In addition to administering an open access fund and an open access repository, we also provide a repository for open data (https://dataverse.harvard.edu/dataverse/bc). We also provide publishing support for open access journals (https://libguides.bc.edu/openaccess/bcjournals). The Boston College Law Library also administers its own institutional repostitory:
https://lawdigitalcommons.bc.edu .
The Libraries also provide support to open access initiatives through its collections budgets, including the following: DOAJ, DOAB, Knowledge Unlatched, PLoS, HathiTrust, InternetArchive, ArXiv, Open Library of the Humanities, BioMedCentral, SCOAP3, etc.


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