Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 69.81
Liaison Kathleen Crawford
Submission Date July 28, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Florida Gulf Coast University
AC-11: Open Access to Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Melissa VandeBurgt
Digital Services Librarian
Library Collections Management
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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):
Mandatory (or mandatory with a waiver option)

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:

FGCU's open access was developed by the Library with the adoption of the common digital library platform, Islandora in March 2012. The digital library will include FGCU's Institutional Repository (IR).

The IR houses FGCU's electronic theses and dissertations and scholarly publications, ensuring open access to scholarly research to the global community. The formal Open Access Archiving Policy was passed by Senate on March 31, 2017 and will become effective August 1, 2017.

A copy of the institution's open access policy:

The institution's open access policy:

In recognition of Florida Gulf Coast University's status as a public university, the Faculty is committed to sharing its research and scholarship publicly and as widely as possible. In keeping with that commitment, the Faculty adopts the following policy: Each Faculty member grants to Florida Gulf Coast University permission to make available their scholarly articles. The policy is intended to support public access to research and promote greater impact for Faculty research.

In legal terms, each Faculty member grants to Florida Gulf Coast University a non-exclusive, irrevocable, worldwide license to exercise any and all rights under copyright relating to each of their scholarly articles, in any medium, provided that the articles are not sold for a profit. The policy applies to all scholarly articles authored while the person is a member of the Faculty from the date of the adoption of this policy, August 1, 2017. At the request of a Faculty member, the Library, as the Provost will designate, will waive application of the license for a particular article or delay access for as specified period of time.

Each Faculty member will provide an electronic copy of the accepted manuscript (post-peer review, pre-publisher typesetting) or the final version where permitted by the publisher no later than the date of its publication at no charge in an appropriate format, such as PDF. The FGCU Library may make the article available to the public in DigitalFGCU, which is the university's institutional repository.

In coordination with the Office of the Provost, the Library will be responsible for interpretation of this policy, resolving any disputes concerning its interpretation and application, and recommending changes to the Faculty from time to time. The policy will be reviewed after three years by the Faculty Senate Library Team and a report presented to the Faculty.

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:

FGCU Library supports open access to research via providing resources for author’s rights, open access, publishing, ORCID, research impact, and data management.

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

We defined divisions for our STARS report in IC-3 in terms of academics divisions that offer
courses. Research producing departments that do not offer courses, (such as the Library,
Research Centers, and other offices) will also have access to the Institutional Repository.

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution or simply email your inquiry to stars@aashe.org.