Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 52.53
Liaison Andrew DeMelia
Submission Date June 6, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Bryant University
AC-11: Open Access to Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.00 / 2.00 Gaytha Langlois
Chair, Science & Technology Department
Science & Technology Department
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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):
Voluntary (strictly opt-in)

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:

Bryant University at this time does not have a stated Open Access Policy, but this matter is under study and will be addressed within the next few months.
Meanwhile, undergraduate Honors Capstone projects are posted (archived) for public access at: http://digitalcommons.bryant.edu/Honors/ and all Master’s Theses are placed in Digital Commons as well at: http://digitalcommons.bryant.edu/gradtheses/ Bryant’s Digital Commons (Bryant’s open access institutional repository) was established in 2006 and includes historical information about the University as well as the intellectual output of Bryant faculty and students, copyright permitting. Additionally, many faculty publish in open access journals, especially true within the scientific arena, and all faculty are encouraged to post articles in the Digital Commons (as permitted by various journals). Incentives include grant funding and departmental funding, which varies within both the College of Business and the College of Arts and Sciences, by department and by grant details.

A copy of the institution's open access policy:

The institution's open access policy:

Most grant-based faculty and student research is set up for open access as a requirement of the funding; Honors Capstone projects are posted (archived) for public access; all Master’s Theses are placed in Digital Commons. All faculty are encouraged to post articles in Bryant's Digital Commons.

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:

Although the average number of articles published in open access journals per year is not known at this time, this information is being researched by the Library staff and will be utilized in setting new policies within the next few months. Also, Library staff assist students, faculty and other users to gain access to open source materials whenever possible.

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

The estimate of 5% of open source publications would translate to about 8 faculty members utilizing such resources (i.e., 165 full time faculty).

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