Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 45.66
Liaison Stalin Espinal
Submission Date March 2, 2023

STARS v2.2

City University of New York, Brooklyn College
AC-11: Open Access to Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.33 / 2.00 Stalin Espinal
Sustainability Coordinator
Environmental Health & Safety
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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:
One Search repository serves as the college's institutional repository that collects and preserves scholarly and creative works, and promotes discovery and research by providing open access to a wide range of digital resources created by Brooklyn College faculty, students, and staff.

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:
The Library Department of Brooklyn College unanimously passed this statement of support for open access on June 8, 2012:
The Brooklyn College Library Department affirms that open access to scholarship is critical for scholarly communication, affordable education, and the advancement of knowledge. Accordingly, the Department asks its faculty to make their research available at no cost whenever possible by seeking publishers that have adopted open access policies (i.e., publishers that publish their contents online without restriction and/or allow authors to self-archive their publications in online repositories). Whenever self-archiving is allowed, the Department expects its faculty to promptly self-archive their publications online for all to read and use. When faculty are working with publishers that do not allow self-archiving, the Department encourages them to negotiate to improve publication agreements. Furthermore, the Department encourages its faculty to devote most of their reviewing and editing efforts to manuscripts destined for open access.

For information about open access, including tools that help researchers make their works open access, visit the Brooklyn College Library Scholarly Publishing web site.

This statement is adapted from the Gustavus Adolphus Library Faculty Open Access Pledge.

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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:

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:
Open Educational Resources/Zero Textbook Cost (OER/ZTC) Repository.
OER/ZTC courses are frequently a mix of OER and Library licensed resources (ZTC).
We provide access to journal hosting service jstor.org open access.

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:
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