Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 66.05
Liaison Yumiko Jakobcic
Submission Date Feb. 27, 2015
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Grand Valley State University
AC-11: Access to Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Yumiko Jakobcic
Campus Sustainability Coordinator
Office of Sustainability Practices
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Total number of institutional divisions (e.g. schools, colleges, departments) that produce research:
46

Number of divisions covered by a policy assuring open access to research:
46

A brief description of the open access policy, including the date adopted and repository(ies) used:

The Grand Valley State University Libraries are committed to supporting the ability of our faculty and researchers to participate more fully in the open access scholarly publication movement. Open access journals make articles freely available on the Internet, permitting any user to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search or link to the full text upon publication. The primary goal of this program is to remove financial barriers that prevent researchers from publishing in open access journals. The Libraries will cover up to $3,000 of author submission fees to support the ability of researchers to publish in established open access peer-reviewed journals and peer-reviewed journals that have an open access option. GVSU signed the Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Knowledge in the Sciences and Humanities in 2011.


A copy of the open access policy:
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The open access policy:

The primary goal of this program is to remove financial barriers that prevent researchers from publishing in open access journals. The Libraries will cover up to $3,000 of author submission fees to support the ability of researchers to publish in established open access peer-reviewed journals and peer-reviewed journals that have an open access option.

Additional goals include:
- Increased visibility of research performed by GVSU authors.
- Raising the visibility of open access publising options among GVSU authors.
- Increasing the number of GVSU authors publishing in open access publications.
- Collecting data that can be used to measure the effectiveness and impact of this program.
- Providing financial support for alternative forms of scholarly publishing.


The website URL where the open access repository is available:
A brief description of how the institution’s library(ies) support open access to research:

ScholarWorks@GVSU is a service of the Grand Valley State University Libraries. The 9,319 papers to date represent research and scholarly output selected and deposited by individual university departments and centers on campus.


The website URL where information about open access to the institution's research is available:

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