Overall Rating Platinum
Overall Score 88.13
Liaison Tonie Miyamoto
Submission Date Nov. 7, 2022

STARS v2.2

Colorado State University
AC-11: Open Access to Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Tonie Miyamoto
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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?:
Yes

Website URL where the open access repository is available:
A brief description of the open access repository:

Mountain Scholar is a service of Colorado State University Libraries, providing online access to the research and scholarship of CSU’s faculty, students, and staff. This digital repository brings together all of the university’s research under one umbrella, with an aim to preserve and provide access to that research. Mountain Scholar is hosted and managed by the CSU Libraries on behalf of a consortium of academic entities in Colorado.
Users can access a range of content including but not limited to:
Journal articles
Conference proceedings and presentations
Theses and dissertations
Audio and video files
Administrative and policy documents
University publications
Datasets from research projects and grants


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?:
No

A copy of the institution's open access policy:
The institution's open access policy:

Document attached above.


Does the policy cover the entire institution? :
No

Does the institution provide an open access article processing charge (APC) fund for employees?:
Yes

A brief description of the open access APC fund:

CSU has several opportunities for open access article publishing with APCs:

Microbiology Society allows CSU researchers to publish an unlimited number of open-access articles (OA) and provides unrestricted access to the Society’s journal portfolio. This deal encompasses all of Microbiology Society’s six journals including Microbiology, Journal of General Virology, Journal of Medical Microbiology, Microbial Genomics, International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology and Access Microbiology.
For further information please visit the Microbiology Society’s agreement website.

Wiley Article publication charges (APCs) for primary research and review articles published by corresponding authors affiliated with CSU will be covered. To qualify, articles must be published open access in a hybrid journal (a subscription journal in which some of the articles are open access) and must have been accepted on or after 1 January 2022 . For further information please visit Wiley’s agreement website.

The Colorado Alliance of Research Libraries has made an agreement with Cambridge University Press to support Open Access publishing. If you are affiliated with a participating institution, you can publish your article Open Access - at no cost to you - in gold and hybrid journals.
For further information please visit CUP’s agreement website

The Open Access Research and Scholarship (OARS) Fund exists to provide support for and encourage open access publishing among faculty at Colorado State University. The fund will reimburse 50% of open access processing fees up to $1500 per article. All tenure/tenure-track faculty as well as all full-time research scientists are eligible to apply (https://libguides.colostate.edu/c.php?g=149709&p=986904).


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?:
Yes

A brief description of the open access journal hosting services:

The WAC Clearinghouse is hosted by Colorado State University, which provides in-kind support. The WAC Clearinghouse publishes peer-reviewed, open-access journals and books, as well as other professional resources for teachers and instructional materials for students. Funding for the Clearinghouse is provided from donations to the Colorado State University Foundation's fund supporting the WAC Clearinghouse as well as from sales of print editions of our open-access scholarly books. In-kind and other forms of support are provided by the Department of English and the Division of Information Technology at Colorado State University, the National Council of Teachers of English, University Press of Colorado, Utah State University Press, and the faculty and staff at Colorado State University's Morgan Library, who provide assistance digitizing republished books and cataloging new publications. https://wac.colostate.edu/
Colorado State University Publishing offers publishing for Open Education Resources through an eBook platform. CSU faculty and staff along with their contributors can request accounts. https://colostate.pressbooks.pub/


Estimated percentage of peer-reviewed scholarly works published annually by the institution’s employees that are deposited in a designated open access repository:
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Website URL where information about the institution’s support for open access is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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More resources related to CSU’s open access can be found at https://libguides.colostate.edu/openaccess/

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