Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 70.79
Liaison Yumiko Jakobcic
Submission Date March 1, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Grand Valley State University
AC-11: Open Access to Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 2.00 Yumiko Jakobcic
Campus Sustainability Coordinator
Office of Sustainability Practices
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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):
Some

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?:
Yes

A brief description of the open access policy, including the date adopted, any incentives or supports provided, and the repository(ies) used:

The Grand Valley State University Libraries are committed to supporting the ability of faculty and researchers to participate more fully in the open access scholarly publication movement. The Libraries’ Open Access Publishing Support Fund provides grants 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.

In addition to this open access funding, the Libraries maintain an institutional repository, ScholarWorks@GVSU, to support self-archiving (“green” open access) of scholarly works produced by faculty, staff, and students. The Libraries, as well as other academic units, also provide support for the creation and use of openly licensed textbooks and other open educational resources.

Additional information on open access can be found here: https://www.gvsu.edu/library/sc/OAfund


A copy of the institution's open access policy:
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The institution's 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:
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):
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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 16,074 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 the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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