Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 69.69
Liaison Deborah Steinberg
Submission Date Feb. 7, 2019
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STARS v2.1

Carnegie Mellon University
AC-11: Open Access to Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Nina Baird
Teaching Professor & Academic Chair of Green Practices
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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:

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 institution's open access policy:

The institution's 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. Please see https://kilthub.cmu.edu/

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:

Almost 30% of CMU's scholarly output is published in open access journals. We have institutional funding mechanisms to support authors (e.g., providing funds to maintaining memberships so scholars pay less to publish their research, and paying Article Processing Charges), and participation grows. We also provide an open access repository, recently migrated to a Figshare platform, for those who wish to share pre-prints, manuscripts, and other work. We don’t have extensive data on hand at this stage, but we are undertaking a substantial content recruitment exercise to showcase as much of the university’s research as possible.

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

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