Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 58.99
Liaison Barbara Kviz
Submission Date Feb. 27, 2015
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Carnegie Mellon University
AC-11: Access to Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 David Dzombak
Hamerschlag University Professor and Department Head
CEE: Civil & Environmental Engineering
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Total number of institutional divisions (e.g. schools, colleges, departments) that produce research:

Number of divisions covered by a policy assuring open access to research:

A brief description of the open access policy, including the date adopted and repository(ies) used:

Carnegie Mellon University encourages open access publishing, provides an open access university libraries repository for open access publishing, and provides financial assistance to all scholars at the university who encounter open access publishing charges in OA or partial OA publication venues.

A copy of the open access policy:

The open access policy:

Open access is strategic for Carnegie Mellon. Open access disseminates as broadly as possible works authored by the CMU community, encouraging use and increasing citations and impact. Open access also enables the CMU community to access works authored elsewhere around the world, many of which the University Libraries cannot afford to purchase.

The website URL where the open access repository is available:
A brief description of how the institution’s library(ies) support open access to research:

CMU Libraries offers a number of ways to help scholars fund open access publishing, from providing funding to maintaining memberships that will help scholars pay less to publish their research. One initiative is assistance for paying Article Processing Charges (APCs).

The website URL where information about open access to the institution's research is available:

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