Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 52.46
Liaison Andrew DeMelia
Submission Date May 11, 2022

STARS v2.2

Bryant University
AC-11: Open Access to Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.67 / 2.00 Gaytha Langlois
Chair, Science & Technology Department
Science & Technology Department
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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?:

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

The Bryant Digital Repository houses diverse materials produced by Bryant University students, faculty, and staff. The mission of this institutional repository is to collect, organize, preserve, promote, and disseminate research products and the legacy of Bryant University for the global community to use without barriers to access.

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?:

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 to require open access journal publishing 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 Krupp Library is interested in gathering information about how Bryant faculty engage with Open Educational Resources (OER), so that we can create opportunities to learn about OER, as well as support faculty who are interested in teaching using these resources. We also want to learn how Bryant faculty may already be making use of OER (see link below):

Does the policy cover the entire institution? :

Does the institution provide an open access article processing charge (APC) fund for employees?:

A brief description of the open access APC fund:

Many research grants do require and do fund open source publishing, but not every research project at the university is tied to such grants.

A Krupp Library survey is underway to explore options for future funding for open access.

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?:

A brief description of the open access journal hosting services:

Estimated percentage of peer-reviewed scholarly works published annually by the institution’s employees that are deposited in a designated open access repository:

Website URL where information about the institution’s support for open access is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

The estimate of 15% of open source publications would translate to about 10 faculty members utilizing such resources (i.e., 65 faculty conducting research).

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