Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 50.32
Liaison Ken Lindeman
Submission Date April 24, 2020

STARS v2.2

Florida Institute of Technology
AC-11: Open Access to Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.33 / 2.00 Ken Lindeman
Professor, Sustainability Studies
Ocean Engineering & Marine Sciences
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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?:

Website URL where the open access repository is available:
A brief description of the open access repository:

The Scholarship Repository of Florida Institute of Technology provides permanent, open access to journal articles, research reports, conference papers, data sets, theses and dissertations, and other scholarly works created by Florida Institute of Technology faculty and students.

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?:

A copy of the institution's open access policy:

The institution's open access policy:

Does the policy cover the entire institution? :

Does the institution provide an open access article processing charge (APC) fund for employees?:

A brief description of the open access APC fund:

Florida Tech Open Access Subvention Fund: Eligible individuals may immediately apply for funding upon acceptance of their article by a peer-reviewed open access journal. Details, Eligibility and Requirements:
- To request funds, faculty authors fill out the Open Access Fund Request Form. The request will be reviewed for eligibility and the author informed whether it has been approved.
- Only current Florida Tech faculty, research scientists, graduate students and postdocs are eligible to receive funding.
The university will provide funds for article-processing fees accrued when publishing in peer-reviewed OA journals that are:
- Listed in the Directory of Open Access Journal
- Members of the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association
- Have policies and practices consistent with the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association Code of Conduct
- Published in a fully open-access format and have a publicly accessible published schedule of article processing fees
- Waive their fees in cases of financial hardship
- Immediately, openly accessible at publication; no delayed publishing or embargo periods are accepted.

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?:

A brief description of the open access journal hosting services:

Evans Library at Florida Tech has an active Open Access (OA) program. We mark OA Week every fall with an array of talks, discussions, movies, and other activities to raise OA awareness on campus. We are supporting members of the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), and were privileged to host a visit from Lars Bjørnshauge, managing director of DOAJ.
In addition, Florida Tech is a member of the phenomenal OA consortium for high energy physics, the Sponsoring Consortium for Open Access Publishing in Particle Physics (SCOAP3), which successfully flipped several existing commercial journals to OA over the past several years, resulting in double the prior downloads for these journals. Evans Library distributes funds to cover OA Author Publishing Charges through our Open Access Subvention Fund. Finally, we host an institutional repository known as the Scholarship Repository, featuring OA published works by our faculty.

Estimated percentage of peer-reviewed scholarly works published annually by the institution’s employees that are deposited in a designated open access repository:

Website URL where information about the institution’s support for open access is available:

Additional documentation to support the submission:

Information based on consultations with Evans Library staff knowledgeable on our Open Access policies and resources.

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