Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 70.79
Liaison Brad Haydel
Submission Date June 20, 2022

STARS v2.2

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

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Juan Carlos Rodriguez
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 shared institutional repository that collects, preserves, and provides open access to scholarship by research communities at The California State University. Collections include CSU faculty publications, student dissertations and theses, datasets, and teaching materials

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 University Library has established an Open Access (OA) Author Fund for current faculty, students, and staff members at Cal State LA. 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 University Library will only provide funds for articles that meet the following criteria:

Published in an entirely open access journal.
The journal's Open Access policy and fees are posted online;
The journal is listed in the Directory of the Open Access Journals (DOAJ) or follows best practices for scholarly publishing as identified by DOAJ

More info at: https://libguides.calstatela.edu/openaccess/oafund

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/

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:

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