Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 67.33
Liaison James Biesecker
Submission Date Nov. 1, 2022

STARS v2.2

Gettysburg College
AC-11: Open Access to Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Randy Wilson
Associate Professor
Environmental Studies
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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 Cupola: Scholarship at Gettysburg College is a collection of scholarly and creative works produced by faculty, students, and other members of the Gettysburg College community. The Cupola is an open repository; its content is freely accessible to the world and searchable via Google and other search engines.

Works by faculty and staff include journal articles, book chapters, books, open textbooks, working papers, conference presentations, blog posts, and more. Works may be unpublished or previously published. If works have been previously published, the Library will seek permission from the copyright holder (who may not be the author) to post the full-text in The Cupola. Student contributions include class papers, published articles, posters, creative works, artwork, photographs, scores, sound recordings, presentations, and more. The Cupola also hosts six open access, peer-reviewed journals.

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:

Open Statement

Musselman Library’s commitment to open involves financial support for open access initiatives, an open access mandate for all publications by library employees, oversight of the college’s institutional repository, and sustained outreach to the campus community by the Scholarly Communications Department in partnership with their colleagues across the library. Librarians are available to help faculty understand how publishing contracts impact the open sharing of their scholarship, and to help faculty locate open educational resources (OER) for use in their courses.

The Cupola is the foundation of the Library's commitment to open access and open publishing. By publishing in The Cupola, Gettysburg College faculty, staff, and students increase the visibility of Gettysburg College scholarship and provide access to Gettysburg Great work for scholars and learners around the globe. Gettysburg College faculty, staff, and students are encouraged to deposit their original works in The Cupola, and its administrators are dedicated to the work of negotiating with publishers and copyright holders for the open sharing of these works.

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:

College authors may apply for funding to cover such charges through the Research and Professional Development Grant program offered by Gettysburg College.

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:

The Cupola, described above, hosts open access journals and provides open access to faculty and student publications with permissions of the publishers or authors.

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:

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