Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 58.21
Liaison Darcy Coughlan
Submission Date Dec. 20, 2021

STARS v2.2

Coastal Carolina University
AC-11: Open Access to Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.33 / 2.00 Darcy Coughlan
Associate Director
Sustain Coastal
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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:
CCU Digital Commons is the institutional repository of Coastal Carolina University, and is administered by Kimbel Library. Research and scholarly output included in the repository has been selected and deposited by either the library or by the individual university departments and centers on campus. Collection highlights include theses and dissertations, digital collections, university publications, conferences, and academic journals.

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:

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:
This is no doubt going on in some departments on campus, as evidenced by certain publications by CCU authors that are published in OA-only journals, those requiring APCs. But there is no officially listed fund on the university website, meaning that this could be accomplished using generic departmental funding or even internal or external grant monies.

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:
Yes, except the service is CCU Digital Commons, so the service is not hosted on local servers, but on proprietary servers run by bepress, who runs the Digital Commons system, to which the library purchases a subscription. CCU Digital Commons provides journal hosting services as part of the annual subscription to Digital Commons. Bridges is CCU's journal of undergraduate research, and publications are reviewed by the journal's editorial review board and published open access. The Journal of Political Science is a peer-reviewed journal on CCU Digital Commons sponsored by the South Carolina Political Science Association, but is not fully open access. The Coastal Business Journal is an open access peer-reviewed journal run by the Wall College of Business and soon to be published on CCU Digital Commons.

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