Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 76.57
Liaison Katie Koscielak
Submission Date April 11, 2023

STARS v2.2

Cal Poly Humboldt
AC-11: Open Access to Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.33 / 2.00 Cyril Oberlander
Dean of the University Library
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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 Cal Poly Humboldt Digital Commons platform started in 2015 as a site that promotes research, scholarly publications, and creative works from Cal Poly Humboldt, the Press at Cal Poly Humboldt, and community collaborations. The Cal Poly Humboldt Digital Commons platform provides opportunities to post content and share research with the academic and global community, including supporting journal hosting, conference management, book publishing, editorial and peer-review tools, and open educational resources. The Press at Cal Poly Humboldt uses the Digital Commons platform to advance knowledge as a publisher of educational, scholarly, trade books, and creative works. The Press at Cal Poly Humboldt provides editing, design, and layout services at no cost, while the Digital Commons platform houses the research and literary work and makes it freely available to an international audience using advanced search engine optimization. The Humboldt “Sustainable Learning” efforts offer $300 to faculty who participate in current faculty training, utilizing campus Librarians to support low/no cost adoptions, meeting criteria for open access.

AL$ funding information: http://www.affordablelearningsolutions.org/home
Assembly Bill 798 funding information: https://www.cool4ed.org/ab798 for more information.
Cool4Ed Information: https://www.cool4ed.org/ab798_bonus_funding

Humboldt Digital Scholar is a repository which supports the open access publishing model. As such, it is a fundamental step in transforming scholarly communication and providing more comprehensive access to research for scholars everywhere. Through this resource, the Library provides editing assistance and generally assists scholars with getting their work out to the public. This resource was started in 2004.

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:
We have the following recommendation: RESOLVED: That the Academic Senate of Cal Poly Humboldt recommends that all faculty make a reasonable effort to acquire or retain the rights to place their publications in an open-access institutional archive.
Approved August 30, 2005 Resolution02-05-06-EXFINAL.doc

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:
There is no cost to the author to publish with Cal Poly Humboldt Press. There is no policy for paying APC's.

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 Cal Poly Humboldt Library uses the Digital Commons platform to host journal publications from the Press at Cal Poly Humboldt, the Cal Poly Humboldt campus, and community collaborations. All works are available in open-access and require no charges nor APC’s for publication.:
- Academic Labor: Research and Artistry
- Celebrating Writers and Writing in our Communities
- CouRaGeouS Cuentos: A Journal of Counternarratives
- CSU Journal of Sustainability and Climate Change
- Humboldt Geographic
- Humboldt Journal of Social Relations
- IdeaFest: Interdisciplinary Journal of Creative Works and Research from Humboldt State University
- Redwood Roots Digital Magazine
- Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Innovative Pedagogy
- The International Journal of Ecopsychology (IJE)
- Toyon Literary Magazine
- The World "The way we saw it" journal, Arcata High School
- The World "The way we saw it" journal, Cal Poly Humboldt World Languages and Cultures

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:
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