Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 46.17
Liaison Jamey Pavey
Submission Date Feb. 26, 2019
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STARS v2.1

Earlham College
AC-11: Open Access to Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.00 / 2.00 Jamey Pavey
Director of the Integrated Program in Sustainability
Sustainability and Environmental Studies
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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):
None / Don't Know

Which of the following best describes the open access policy? (Mandatory or Voluntary):

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:

A copy of the institution's open access policy:

The institution's open access policy:

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):
5 #

A brief description of how the institution’s library(ies) support open access to research:


We are key members of the Private Academic Library Network of Indiana PALNI Consortium. There are two broad PALNI OA strategies with tactics therein:

1. Affordable Education Initiatives
The PALNI Collections Management Policy Team is using PALNI funds to acquire ebooks with unlimited concurrent use that are suitable for course use to lower costs for students. Another project provides access to over 27,000 JSTOR ebooks through June 30, 2018 that are DRM free and also suitable for concurrent use. PALNI is also organizing for an Affordable Education Initiatives program with a joint task force under Scholarly Communications and Instructional Technology to organize and support the creation and adoption of open/affordable educational materials.

2. Open Access Publishing
PALNI provides its supported institutions with capacity to create and host open access publications via the PALNI Press. We administer and support instances of Open Journal Systems and Open Monograph Press, which are open source platforms developed by the Public Knowledge Project. Also in development is the consortial institutional repository PALNI Scholar, where institutions may share their academic outputs openly with the world. Send an email or schedule a meeting to learn more.

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:

Additional documentation to support the submission:

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