Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 48.57
Liaison Jennifer McMillin
Submission Date June 15, 2017
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STARS v2.1

Cleveland State University
AC-11: Open Access to Research

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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:

The library adopted Engaged Scholarship at CSU in February 2012. EngagedScholarship@CSU utilizes the leading hosted institutional repository (IR) software platform, Digital Commons. It features a traditional IR as well as professional-grade publishing software, management tools, and individual faculty and researcher pages to promote and disseminate scholarship and serve academia.

With Digital Commons, Cleveland State University can collect, preserve, and make visible all of its intellectual output, including pre-prints, working papers, journal articles, dissertations, master’s theses, conference proceedings, presentations, creative works, and a wide variety of other content types.

Bepress provides the platform for the repository and when initially launched, they performed a jump start for selected subjects, such as Physics, for which they uploaded faculty publications that were easily accessible. The library provides processing for articles to be uploaded into Engaged Scholarship, including reviewing permissions to see what article formats can be legally posted. The library provides the funding for the subscription to Bepress, and recently offered a grant for faculty to adopt an open access textbook.

A copy of the institution's open access policy:

The institution's open access policy:

The policy is for subject librarians to share information about Engaged Scholarship with their faculty and invite them to submit lists of publications for inclusion. Some departments/colleges add their own publications. The library provides set-up support for faculty/departments that want to be included in Engaged Scholarship.

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:

Open Access Week 2016
October 24, 2016 - October 30, 2016

This year's theme is Open in Action: Making Open Access the Default.

About Open Access Week

Academic and research communities are invited to learn how open access maximizes and promotes their work, provides stronger ownership for researchers and authors, and ultimately, has far reaching benefits for academia and society as a whole.

Now in its tenth year, "Open Access Week" facilitates the growing movement toward increased discoverability, sharing, use and preservation of information .

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

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