Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 74.71
Liaison Ian McKeown
Submission Date March 6, 2020

STARS v2.2

Loyola Marymount University
AC-11: Open Access to Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.33 / 2.00 Jessica Hernandez
Sustainability Coordinator
Facilities Management
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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:

Yes, Digital Commons at Loyola Marymount University and Loyola Law School [the Repository] is an initiative of the William H. Hannon Library and the William M. Rains Library. The repository serves institutional interests by collecting, organizing, preserving, and disseminating faculty and student scholarship and creative works in a digital, open-access environment. This initiative is consistent with the library’s archival role and responsibility in preserving publications and other artifacts documenting the university’s history and the activities of the LMU community. For more information, https://digitalcommons.lmu.edu/about.html.


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:
The institution's open access policy:

Digital Commons at Loyola Marymount University and Loyola Law School is an initiative of the William H. Hannon Library and the William M. Rains Library. The repository serves faculty and institutional interests by collecting, organizing, preserving, and disseminating faculty scholarship and creative works in a digital, open-access environment. This initiative is consistent with the library’s archival role and responsibility in preserving publications and other artifacts documenting the university’s history and the activities of its faculty, students, staff, and administrators.

The Library promotes open access publication, which removes price barriers (subscription or other fees) and permission barriers (copyright and licensing restrictions)
from the accessibility of information and scholarship. Priority support will be given for journals that are open access immediately upon publication and follow peer review procedures.


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:

William H. Hannon Library uses Digital Commons to assist faculty and researchers publish and maintain peer-reviewed open access journals. We offer the service and system for free and provide troubleshooting help. However, it is up to the faculty to staff/edit the journals. To learn more, https://digitalcommons.lmu.edu/peer_review_list.html.


Estimated percentage of peer-reviewed scholarly works published annually by the institution’s employees that are deposited in a designated open access repository:
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Website URL where information about the institution’s support for open access is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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