Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 69.72
Liaison Roxane Beigel-Coryell
Submission Date March 3, 2023

STARS v2.2

California State University, Channel Islands
AC-11: Open Access to Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Scott Perez
Director of Research and Sponsored Programs
Research and Sponsored Programs
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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:
ScholarWorks provides hosting for journals created and managed by The California State University. In cooperation with the CSU libraries, the service is supported by Systemwide Digital Library Services of the Chancellor's Office.

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:

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:
The Provost’s Office is pleased to announce funding to defray direct costs associated with research and creative activities. Examples of direct costs that may be covered by this grant include subventions, translation, indexing, article processing charges (APCs), submission fees, and other costs associated with the dissemination of scholarship and creative work, such as videos, recordings, shipping, and payment to collaborators, sound editors etc. A funding pool of $10,000 in total is available. Awards of any amount will be considered but are typically under $2,000.

DEADLINE to apply is 11:59 p.m., Monday October 24th, 2022.

This grant is designed to offset costs incurred in the first half of this academic year (July 1, 2022 – December 31, 2022). This grant program is ongoing, and calls are expected twice per year as resources permit.

To apply, faculty must (1) complete the online form in InfoReady and (2) attach a current CV and any other supporting documents. The online form will ask for the following: (a) description of the scholarly or creative activity project (100 words max.); (b) description of the direct cost to be incurred and why these costs are necessary to complete the project (100 words max.); (c) amount requested; (d) evidence or justification that the amount requested is accurate and reasonable, such as correspondence or quotes; and (e) additional information in support of the proposal. Projects that are ready for dissemination should include a dissemination plan in part (e).

All proposals will be considered, including proposals in the beginning phases; however, priority will be given to:
• proposals from faculty that maintain a record of active scholarship and creative activities,
• projects ready to be disseminated,
• proposals from faculty not previously funded, and
• proposals from tenured and tenure track faculty.

Please note the following restrictions:
• Faculty who have startup funds sufficient to cover the costs are not eligible.
• Funds awarded must be spent by June 30, 2023.
• Normally, the Provost’s Office will directly pay vendors and contractors. This program is not for reimbursement of previously paid expenses. It is for unpaid, future expenses.
• This grant program does not cover travel costs, provide reassigned time, or faculty additional compensation.

Proposals will be evaluated by the Research and Grants Committee. The Committee will forward funding recommendations to the Provost, who makes final funding decisions.

The Provost’s office looks forward to providing this support to faculty. The university values the research, scholarship, and creative activities of its faculty, because of the strategic importance of scholarly and creative activities in the professional lives of our faculty and for the educational mission of the University.

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:
Cal State Open Journals that provide hosting for journals created and managed by The California State University. Cal State Open Journals includes several open access journals, including:
-The Toro Historical Review
-The PUMP Journal of Undergraduate Research
-Journal of Transformative Leadership & Policy Studies
-Californian Journal of Health Promotion

Cal State Open Journals is available at https://journals.calstate.edu/index

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:
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Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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