Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 61.29
Liaison Kalen Pilkington
Submission Date Aug. 31, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

MacEwan University
AC-11: Open Access to Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Robyn Hall
Scholarly Communications Librarian
Library
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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):
All

Which of the following best describes the open access policy? (Mandatory or Voluntary):
Mandatory (or mandatory with a waiver option)

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:

Yes. The university offers six $1500 publication grants that can be used towards open access publication charges. Faculty can also put their professional development funding allotments towards these expenses if they wish. Faculty publishing with NRC Research Press (Canadian Science Publishing) can receive a discounted article processing charge of $1500 through a library consortium deal.

The open access archiving guidelines were approved by the university's Research Council in the fall of 2016, and adopted in the spring of 2018. They require that faculty who have received internal research funding deposit a copy of any peer-reviewed research articles or conference papers resulting from this funding in the university's institutional repository within 12 months of publication. Librarians are available to assist with copyright questions, and library staff can assist with item deposit.


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

The library provides funding support to a number of open access publishing initiatives, including Open Library of the Humanities, the Directory of Open Access Journals, SCOAP3, and Erudit. It also supports an open access journal hosting service using Open Journal Systems, which currently supports four open access journals and three conference proceedings sites. Its insitutional repository offers a copyright evaluation and mediated deposit service and accepts scholarship, research, and creative works from faculty, and staff, as well as exceptional examples of student work (e.g., theses). Librarians are available to answer questions about open access publishing, including a scholarly communications librarian focused on this area. Through participation in Open Access Week and information literacy instruction, efforts are frequently made to teach students about open access.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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