Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 68.71
Liaison Keisha Payson
Submission Date Feb. 28, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Bowdoin College
AC-11: Open Access to Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 2.00 Keisha Payson
Sustainability Coordinator
Sustainable Bowdoin
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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):
Some

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?:
Yes

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

The College does not have an open access policy, though Bowdoin does maintain and support an open access repository, the Bowdoin Digital Commons, https://digitalcommons.bowdoin.edu/
Submissions are encouraged and the library engages in outreach to faculty in various ways to facilitate this effort. The Faculty Resource Committee solicits requests three times per year from faculty for funding opportunities. Resources to pay "open access fees" is one of the eligible funding areas made available by the committee.
Certain federal grants mandate that research is open and/or covered by an open access data management plan. About 90% of grants awarded to Bowdoin that support faculty research are from the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, and NASA and thus would be covered by an open access plan.


A copy of the institution's open access policy:
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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):
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A brief description of how the institution’s library(ies) support open access to research:
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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