Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 81.45
Liaison Lindsey Lyons
Submission Date March 1, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Dickinson College
AC-11: Open Access to Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Neil Leary
Center for Sustainability Education
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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:

Dickinson encourages voluntary open access publishing by providing up to $2000 in funding to support open access publication costs and by creating a repository for faculty and students to deposit their scholarly work.

Information about funding for open access publication is available online here: http://www.dickinson.edu/info/20067/research_and_development_committees/1306/publication_and_dissertation_costs.

Dickinson Scholar, Dickinson’s open access repository, can be found online here: http://scholar.dickinson.edu/.

A copy of the institution's open access policy:

The institution's open access policy:

The Waidner-Spahr Library and the Research & Development Committee partner to offer funding for open access (OA) publication. Since an open access publication is made freely available to the general public and the scholarly community at large, the college library does not have to spend additional money to purchase this content back from the publisher for our collection in the future. The library will provide a fixed amount of money toward funding processing charges that lead to immediate OA publication by reputable publishers. All research articles in the journal or the entire monograph must be OA, not just the article being funded. Publications that are funded must be deposited in the "Dickinson Scholar" http://scholar.dickinson.edu institutional repository managed by the library. Dickinson Scholar provides additional access to the work and secure digital archiving. To request funding, faculty members should apply to the Research & Development Committee.

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:

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

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