Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.79
Liaison Katharine Gross
Submission Date Feb. 26, 2021

STARS v2.2

Lehigh University
AC-11: Open Access to Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.33 / 2.00 Ainsley Lamberton
Administrative Director
Office of the Vice President and Associate Provost for Research and Graduate Studies
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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?:
Yes

Website URL where the open access repository is available:
A brief description of the open access repository:

The repository is a service of the Lehigh University libraries. Research and scholarly output included here has been selected and deposited by the individual university departments and centers on campus.

The "Preserve" platform is an open access repository. This platform does not require a Lehigh Login credential, and therefore is accessible to the public.


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?:
No

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

Not mandatory and faculty deposit into the Lehigh Preserve is on a voluntary basis.


Does the policy cover the entire institution? :
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Does the institution provide an open access article processing charge (APC) fund for employees?:
No

A brief description of the open access APC fund:
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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?:
Yes

A brief description of the open access journal hosting services:

Lehigh University Libraries offers open access journal hosting through Lehigh Preserve, our institutional repository, which includes journal publishing service using the Open Journal Systems (OJS) platforms. Library staff provide hosting and publishing support to Lehigh-affiliated researchers for peer-reviewed, open access journals at no cost to the journal. Previously, Lehigh Preserve hosted the first four volumes of the journal FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education.


Estimated percentage of peer-reviewed scholarly works published annually by the institution’s employees that are deposited in a designated open access repository:
10

Website URL where information about the institution’s support for open access is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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See the Lehigh research and scholarly articles that are available currently: https://preserve.lehigh.edu/

The data above was not impacted by COVID-19 and therefore is representative of a normal year.

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