Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 77.02
Liaison Laura Bain
Submission Date June 22, 2021

STARS v2.2

Furman University
AC-11: Open Access to Research

Status Score Responsible Party
1.33 / 2.00 Laura Bain
Associate Director of Sustainability Assessment
David E. Shi Center for Sustainability
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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?:
Yes

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

The Furman University Scholar Exchange (FUSE) provides online access to and facilitates the creation of scholarship by Furman faculty, students, staff, and their collaborators. For questions or comments, please contact scholarexchange@furman.edu


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?:
No

A copy of the institution's open access policy:
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The institution's open access policy:
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Does the policy cover the entire institution? :
No

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

A brief description of the open access APC fund:

The Furman University Libraries Open Access Fund seeks to facilitate more choice in publishing by helping to offset the cost of Article Processing Charges (APCs) for Furman authors. It allows authors to consider a broader audience, retain more of their rights, and realize the benefits of Open Access without sacrificing their funding. Learn more here: https://libguides.furman.edu/open-access/oa-fund


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?:
No

A brief description of the open access journal hosting services:

We do provide online hosting for a select number of Open Access publications through FUSE, but these are hosted in the cloud, and we do not have dedicated staff to provide publishing support. See examples of such publications here: https://scholarexchange.furman.edu/journals/


Estimated percentage of peer-reviewed scholarly works published annually by the institution’s employees that are deposited in a designated open access repository:
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Website URL where information about the institution’s support for open access is available:
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