Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 72.32
Liaison Merry Rankin
Submission Date Aug. 29, 2022

STARS v2.2

Iowa State University
AC-11: Open Access to Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Jerry Zamzow
Assistant Vice President for Research
Office of the Vice President for Research
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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 Iowa State University Digital Repository is Iowa State’s open access, full-text institutional repository. The digital repository is a powerful tool to collect, manage, preserve, and provide free, worldwide access to research and scholarship of Iowa State’s faculty, staff, and students.

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:

While ISU does not have a policy that requires open access publication, all faculty are encouraged to do so. In supporting this, Publication Subvention Program supports costs associated with open access publication. Similarly, in relation to sharing of research, ISU DataShare is a platform provided by the university to facilitate; however, no requirement is in place.

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:

Iowa State has two different programs for covering APC charges for its employees and students. First, ISU Library has several read-and-publish agreements with scholarly publishers where the library covers the APC. The only criteria for the majority of the agreements is that the corresponding author must have a current affiliation with the university. Second, the VP of Research Office has a Publication Subvention Grant that can cover up to $1,250 USD of a publication charge such as an APC. These grants are restricted to faculty and staff who are eligible for PI status.

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 Iowa State University Digital Press provides platforms, tools, and support to enable authors to publish original open access books, journals, and conference proceedings. The Digital Press aims to facilitate access to knowledge through open access publishing and promotion; publish quality scholarship in disciplines represented at Iowa State University; and diversity the voices, identities, and perspectives represented in the scholarly record.

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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