Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 51.10
Liaison Brad Haydel
Submission Date July 17, 2019
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STARS v2.1

California State University, Los Angeles
AC-11: Open Access to Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 2.00 Juan Carlos Rodriguez
University Library
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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):

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:

Our open policy covers all departments in regards to graduate student thesis. On October 27, 2016, the CSU Council of Library Deans (COLD) unanimously voted for a resolution in support of Open Access for CSU Faculty Publications. The CSU libraries are committed to increasing equitable access to scholarly research by supporting faculty efforts to publish in Open Access Journals and Repositories.

Beginning in Fall 2018, the University Library introduced an Open Access (OA) Author Fund for Cal State LA Faculty members. The OA Author Fund is designed to increase the visibility and accessibility of the University's scholarship. It will support faculty who have limited access to funding sources but would like to publish in open access journals that require author fees for accepted manuscripts. The primary goal of this program is to remove the financial barriers that prevent researchers from publishing in open access journals. The Library will cover up to $1,500 of author submission fees to support the ability of researchers to publish in established open access peer-reviewed journals.

A copy of the institution's open access policy:
The institution's open access policy:

ProQuest provides Candidates with two publishing options:
• Traditional Publishing
• Open Access Publishing PLUS
Through "Traditional Publishing," a master's candidate's thesis or project report will never be made available to the public; only CSULA students, staff, and faculty may access the entire text of the thesis. However, the abstract and citation will be publicly available via the Dissertation Abstracts database. If a master's candidate wishes to make the thesis or project report available to the public, they should select "Open Access Publishing PLUS" and pay the required fee. Doctoral dissertations will be made available to the public regardless of the publishing option chosen.

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:


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:

Additional documentation to support the submission:

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