Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 75.90
Liaison Deborah Steinberg
Submission Date Dec. 6, 2021

STARS v2.2

Carnegie Mellon University
AC-11: Open Access to Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Keith Webster
Dean of Libraries
University Libraries
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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:
The repository is hosted on the Figshare platform and provides a comprehensive solution for all aspects of scholarship including, but not limited to, datasets, publications and preprints, dissertations, images, and code.

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:
CMU does not have a formal mandate, but we do provide transformative open access agreements with many major publishers to support immediate open access to articles with a CMU corresponding author. We also provide access to APC funds for those authors who publish in journals not covered by these agreements.

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:
CMU Libraries offer a number of ways to help fund open access publishing, from providing funding to maintaining memberships that will help you pay less to publish your research. The Libraries maintains an Article Processing Charge (APC) fund to support our CMU authors who wish to publish open access. CMU faculty members, research scientists, post-docs, and graduate students are eligible if they are the article's corresponding author. https://library.cmu.edu/services/apc-fund

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:
The Carnegie Mellon University Libraries Publishing Service (LPS) provides an infrastructure to publish and host born-digital scholarly content. LPS is part of the emerging innovations and services the Libraries offers to support the growing digital scholarship and publishing needs of the CMU community. The mission of the CMU LPS is to maximize open and free access to scholarly publications and products in a sustainable fashion for the benefit of scholars, students, and the general public. We champion open access to promote learning, share research, and create greater opportunities to engage the general public. All journals or journal-like content hosted by LPS is published using the Janeway open-source publishing platform developed by the Birkbeck Centre for Technology and Publishing at the University of London. https://library.cmu.edu/services/lps

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:

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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