Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 74.09
Liaison Merry Rankin
Submission Date Aug. 30, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Iowa State University
AC-11: Open Access to Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.00 / 2.00 Jerry Zamzow
Assistant Vice President for Research
Office of the Vice President for Research
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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):
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 Vice President for Research provides publication subvention grants, and preference is given for those applications going into open-access journals.


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

While no policy is in place, Iowa State has developed a data sharing task force to encourage this practice, build awareness and provide tools for researchers to accomplish this.


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):
25

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

The Digital Repository at Iowa State University provides free and open access to scholarly and creative works, research, publications and reports by Iowa State's faculty, students, staff, and administrative units. The Repository is administered by the University Library, with support from the Office of the Vice President of Research.

The University library is also a member of a variety of programs that support open access publishing.Through these membership we are able to offer our faculty, staff, and students a reduced Article Publishing Charge when they publish with one of these groups.

The library regularly offers workshops and one-on-one sessions that cover open access.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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There is an open access policy that will be proposed to the faculty senate later this academic year.

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