Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 68.96
Liaison Cody Powell
Submission Date March 1, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Miami University
AC-11: Open Access to Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 2.00 James Oris
Associate Provost for Research and Scholarship and Dean of the Graduate School
Office of the Provost
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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):

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?:

A brief description of the open access policy, including the date adopted, any incentives or supports provided, and the repository(ies) used:

The Libraries maintain a Harvard style policy with a freely waivable rights-retaining license and a deposit requirement. Requires all continuing contract and continuing contract eligible librarians to deposit their research outputs to Miami's institutional repository, The Scholarly Commons. Adopted May, 2012. All faculty, students, and staff are expected to deposit research outputs in the Scholarly Commons. In addition, all researchers must comply with NSF and NIH policies on open access. Theses and dissertations are deposited for open access in OhioLink. Finally, beginning in 2018, all faculty are required to enter research and scholarship in Faculty180, our faculty activity reporting system.

Librarians on the Scholarly Communication Committee (SCC) work to increase awareness, understanding, and engagement with scholarly communication issues across the Miami University campus. The SCC (1) develops and recommends strategies, actions, and outcomes that will advance the Libraries' facilitation of change in the scholarly communication environment; (2) helps shape the Libraries' response to and participation in new models of scholarly communication; (3) studies and reports on issues of scholarly communication; (4) provides programs, events, resources, services, advocacy, and other activities to enhance student, faculty, staff, administration, and librarian understanding and awareness of scholarly communication issues, including access to and dissemination of research and scholarship produced on Miami University's campus, issues of author rights, copyright and licensing, traditional and alternative publishing models, traditional and alternative metrics, etc.; (5) increases dialog and seeks collaborative ventures with departments/units on campus around a broad range of scholarly communication issues. All liaison/subject specialist librarians perform scholarly communication and open access outreach as one of their job responsibilities.

Miami University also adheres to NIH and NSF's open access policies. All faculty in libraries and all faculty who receive NIH or NSF support must allow open access to their data and publications.

As for support for open access publication, Miami manages a Publication, Reprint, Exhibition, and Performance (PREP) fund of approximately $50,000 per year. Requests for offset of publication charges for open access journals are encouraged, and up to $500 of the cost of publication is subsidized.


A copy of the institution's open access policy:

The institution's open access policy:

Link provided below

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):

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

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:

Additional documentation to support the submission:

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