Overall Rating Platinum
Overall Score 85.12
Liaison Careen Arsenault
Submission Date March 4, 2021

STARS v2.2

Cornell University
AC-11: Open Access to Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Graham Kerslick
Executive Director
Atkinson Center
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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:

The Cornell Library has a number of open access repositories which represent a connected web of opportunities for open access publication, depending on which entry point best serves the author.

Cornell Ecommons is a service of Cornell University Library that provides long-term access to a broad range of Cornell-related digital content of enduring value. This is the largest repository, for any study or multidisciplinary resource: https://ecommons.cornell.edu/

Scholarly@CornellLaw for legal publications, located here: https://scholarship.law.cornell.edu/

arXiv is a free distribution service and an open-access archive for 1,823,127 scholarly articles in the fields of physics, mathematics, computer science, quantitative biology, quantitative finance, statistics, electrical engineering and systems science, and economics. https://arxiv.org/
arXiv was home to many open-source COVID19 studies during the global pandemic which facilitated transfer of knowledge to critical medical and applied scientists.


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:
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The institution's open access policy:

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.

https://www.library.cornell.edu/about/collections/coap
https://guides.library.cornell.edu/openaccess/policies

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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.”


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:

The Cornell Open Access Publishing (COAP) fund underwrites reasonable publication charges for articles and books by Cornell authors who are non-tenured faculty members, academic staff members, or students, published in fee-based open access journals when other funding sources are not available.

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.(https://www.library.cornell.edu/about/collections/coap)


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:

eCommons@Cornell
The eCommons Digital Repository is powered by DSpace and is open to anyone affiliated with Cornell University (faculty, staff, students, or groups/organizations) as a place to capture, store, index, preserve and redistribute materials in digital formats that may be useful for educational, scholarly, research or historical purposes. eCommons provides access to numerous open access journal hosting services.

Cornell librarians ensure all materials are registered to open access journals in the Directory of Open Access Journals as a discovery tool. This service is provided as part of Cornell's participation in The Compact for Open-Access Publishing Equity.


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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