Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 53.82
Liaison Holli Fajack
Submission Date Jan. 29, 2021

STARS v2.2

California State University, Long Beach
AC-11: Open Access to Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Tracey Mayfield
Associate Dean
University Library
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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 is a suite of open-source systems for managing, preserving, and providing access to the unique digital collections of the CSU: It includes electronic theses and dissertations, faculty research publications, open educational resources, digitized historical materials
tools to support scholarly publishing, including open access journals. ScholarWorks is supported by the Cal State Chancellor's Office Systemwide Digital Library Services in collaboration with the CSU Libraries.

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:

Office of Research and Sponsored Programs is responsible for the APC fund. Submissions are evaluated by the University Research Advisory Committee (URAC).

More info: https://www.csulb.edu/office-of-research-and-sponsored-programs/article/research-updates-orsp-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:

CSU Open Journals 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.

More info: https://journals.calstate.edu/

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:

Reporting Period: AY 2019-20

A policy is currently being considered by the Faculty Personnel Policies Council (FPPC), a subcommittee of the CSULB Academic Senate.

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