Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 44.86
Liaison elisabeth reed
Submission Date Feb. 25, 2019
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STARS v2.1

Illinois State University
AC-11: Open Access to Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.00 / 2.00 Missy Nergard
Assistant Director
Office of Sustainability
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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):
None / Don't Know

Which of the following best describes the open access policy? (Mandatory or Voluntary):

Does the institution provide financial incentives to support faculty members with article processing and other open access publication charges?:

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

The state of Illinois adopted Public Act 098-0295 in 2013 and ISU established a task force as per the legislation. The open access task force reviewed publishing practices by faculty at Illinois State University and evaluated policy regarding open access to research articles based on criteria appropriate to Illinois State University. In designing the policy, the task force considered how Illinois State University can best further the open access goals set forth in the state act, reviewed how peer institutions and the federal government are addressing open access and ensured consistency of our approach with steps taken by federal grant-making agencies, and considered academic, legal, ethical, and fiscal ramifications of open access publishing. The task force recommended that the Intellectual Property Policy (adopted in 1999) fit the criteria for Open Access and that policy will serve to fulfill the spirit and intent of open access.

A copy of the institution's open access policy:
The institution's open access policy:


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):

A brief description of how the institution’s library(ies) support open access to research:

Milner Library hosts the open access depository, ISUReD. ISU ReD collects and provides current and long-term access to the research and scholarship of the faculty, staff, and students of Illinois State University. This growing institutional repository of articles, reports, electronic theses and dissertations, data sets, and other digital assets reflects the diversity of the research, scholarship, and creative activities of the ISU community. Milner Library provides support through grants to provide funding for publishing expenses and professional assistance on copy right, submittal process, access and general information.

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

The Divisions producing research, and participating in Open Access, are: College of Business, College of Applied Science and Technology, College of Arts and Sciences, College of Fine Arts, Mennonite College of Nursing, College of Education, Center for Mathematics, Science and Technology, Division of Student Affairs, Milner Library and University Advancement.

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