Overall Rating Reporter - expired
Overall Score
Liaison Denice Koljonen
Submission Date March 2, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Boston College
AC-11: Open Access to Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Reporter Steve Runge
Learning Commons Manager
University Libraries
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

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):

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:

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:

The institution's open access 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:

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:

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution or simply email your inquiry to stars@aashe.org.