Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 49.09
Liaison Lissette Hernandez
Submission Date Aug. 22, 2017
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STARS v2.1

Florida International University
AC-11: Open Access to Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Lissette Hernandez
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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:

The FIU Open Access Publishing Initiative supports the publication of FIU research in approved scholarly open access (OA) journals, making our research freely and globally available. FIU students and faculty are encouraged to deposit their theses/dissertations and pre-print scholarly articles in Digital Commons@FIU.

Although the university currently supports an opt-in policy for open access publishing, the library does subscribe to memberships with BMC (which includes Springer Open and Chem Central) and Hindawi, which provide some incentives for open access publishing. The BMC Supporter membership provides a 15% discount on APC fees for our authors and in the case of Hindawi, it pays 100% of the fee.

A copy of the institution's open access policy:

The institution's open access policy:

While no formal policy exists FIU supports the principle of open access through FIU Libraries. FIU Libraries provides access to resources such as Digital Commons@FIU, OA Publishing Discounts, and the institutional repository. The repository is open to all faculty, staff, graduate students and affiliates of FIU.

Policies and guidelines pertaining to user rights, author rights, applicable materials, and more can be found informally on the Digital Commons@FIU website.


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:

Digital Commons@FIU is the official online institutional repository for capturing, archiving and disseminating the research, creative and scholarly output of the Florida International University community. FIU students, faculty, and staff can find many materials here either scholarly or FIU-related. FIU students and faculty are encouraged to deposit their theses/dissertations and pre-print scholarly articles in Digital Commons@FIU.

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

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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