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Overall Score 85.05
Liaison Lisa Kilgore
Submission Date March 5, 2020
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STARS v2.1

Cornell University
AC-11: Open Access to Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

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:

Cornell is a signatory for the Compact for Open-Access Publishing Equity, a multi-institutional initiative in support of a sustainable transition to open access.

From its inception in 2010, the COAP program has contributed to publication and processing charges for more than 150 open access publications by more than 100 Cornell authors from more than 50 academic departments and programs on Cornell’s Ithaca campus.

The Cornell Open Access Publishing (COAP) program also accepts applications from Cornell authors who are non-tenured faculty members, academic staff members, or students. Funding for articles that meet the COAP eligibility criteria is distributed on a first-come, first-served basis; all faculty, researchers, and Cornell community members are eligible to participate in the Open Access program via the funding initiative.


A copy of the institution's open access policy:

The institution's open access policy:

Open Access Publishing: Policies and Perspectives (https://guides.library.cornell.edu/openaccess/policies)

The Compact for Open-Access Publishing Equity
The COAP fund was established in the context of the Compact for Open-Access Publishing Equity, a multi-institutional initiative in support of a sustainable transition to open access, to which Cornell is a signatory. The universities participating in the Compact “recognize the crucial value of the services provided by scholarly publishers, the desirability of open access to the scholarly literature, and the need for a stable source of funding for publishers who choose to provide open access to their journals’ contents.”

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:

Cornell University Library employees a director to oversee the open access program, including offering publishing grants to Cornell authors. The Cornell Open Access Publication Fund (COAP) is funded by the Cornell University Library.

The Library supports multiple repositories, including eCommons@Cornell and Digital Commons@ILR, in which authors can post their accepted manuscripts. The Library also supports subject repositories such as arXiv and PubMed Central that also make author manuscripts freely available.

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

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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