Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 68.11
Liaison Jean-Michel Champagne
Submission Date Feb. 10, 2021

STARS v2.2

HEC Montréal
AC-11: Open Access to Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.67 / 2.00 Jean-Michel Champagne
Sustainable Development Officer
Infrastructure - Sustainability Office
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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:

"Reflexion" is a newly created repository where public can instantly access all articles and thesis published by HEC Montréal researchers. Launched in 2020, the database contains 5472 articles, 3399 memoirs, 421 thesis and 1 patent.

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:

HEC Montréal professors produce an important number of results and conduct research using public and private funds. Due to the nature of Canadian university research funding, most research results and publications are made available to the public to receive funding. Neverthelessm in accordance with its mission, HEC Montréal is committed to share with the society the results from its community research. HEC Montréal must respect the academic liberty of its professor, and cannot firmly impose to its researchers to make their articles or publications publicly available due to the nature of publisher’s rules and embargo, its Intellectual Property Policy principle makes it clear that researchers are strongly encouraged to share with the society the content they develop.
Intellectual property policy is based on funding values and principles of actions. Funding values include the academic liberty, the respect of the school mission and the public interest. The first principle explicitly requires researchers the share what they create: “Principle 1 – All contributors are responsible for transferring to the society the results of their research.”

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:

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:

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:

Other ressources :
Tri-agency policy : http://www.science.gc.ca/eic/site/063.nsf/eng/h_F6765465.html
HEC thesis and memoirs repository :http://www.hec.ca/biblio/theses-memoires-2.html

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