Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 52.36
Liaison Delicia Nahman
Submission Date March 3, 2020

STARS v2.2

Lafayette College
AC-11: Open Access to Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.33 / 2.00 Terese Heidenwolf
Director of Research and Instructional Services
Skillman 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:

A digital archive designed to store and provide access to digital scholarly, administrative, and archival resources on behalf of the Lafayette College community. Contains over 7,000 items, including over 1,700 scholarly publications by faculty

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:

On April 5, 2011, the Lafayette Faculty adopted the following resolution in support of open access:
The Faculty of Lafayette College is committed to disseminating the fruits of its research and scholarship as widely as possible. Each faculty member grants to Lafayette College permission to make available his or her scholarly articles in the College’s institutional repository as allowed by copyright agreements. This resolution applies to all scholarly articles authored or co-authored while the person is a member of the Faculty except for any articles completed before the adoption of this resolution and any articles for which the faculty member entered into an incompatible licensing or assignment agreement before the adoption of this resolution. The Provost or the Provost’s designate will waive application of the resolution for a particular article or for all articles by a particular author upon written request by a faculty member.

Faculty members are encouraged to reserve their rights under copyright to allow the College to provide open access to as many scholarly articles as possible. Faculty members are further encouraged to provide an electronic version of their scholarly articles to the Library as of the date of publication for deposit in the Lafayette Digital Repository.

The Provost’s Office, in consultation with the Library Advisory Committee, is responsible for interpreting this resolution, resolving any disputes concerning its interpretation and application, and recommending changes to the Faculty. Library staff are responsible for checking publishers’ policies and depositing articles in the repository. The resolution is effective at the start of the 2011-12 academic year and will be reviewed at the end of the 2014-15 academic year by the Library Advisory Committee, with a report to the Faculty in fall of 2015.

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:

Not a dedicated fund, but faculty regularly successfully apply to the Academic Research Committee for funding for APCs.

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:

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