Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 75.28
Liaison Yumiko Jakobcic
Submission Date March 3, 2023

STARS v2.2

Grand Valley State University
AC-11: Open 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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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:
ScholarWorks@GVSU is a service of the Grand Valley State University Libraries. The 21,226 papers to date represent research and scholarly output selected and deposited by individual university departments and centers on campus. These items have had 1,689,758 full-text downloads in the past year and 11,959,097 downloads to date, helping our researchers increase the visibility and impact of their work.

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:

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:
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.

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:
Through ScholarWorks, the Libraries publish a dozen active journals managed and edited by GVSU faculty. Our peer-reviewed faculty journals include: Ought: The Journal of Autistic Culture Online Readings in Psychology & Culture Michigan Reading Journal Language Arts Journal of Michigan (articles are Open Access after 2 years) The Foundation Review (articles are Open Access after 2 years) The Grand Valley Journal of History is a peer-reviewed undergraduate journal, produced by students in the History Department.

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