Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 63.22
Liaison Jessica Russell
Submission Date Oct. 17, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Mount Royal University
AC-11: Open Access to Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Courtney Stange
Administrative Assistant
Institute for Environmental Sustainability
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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):
Voluntary (strictly opt-in)

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:

The Mount Royal Library published an open access statement on March 21, 2014. In this statement the Library pledges to provide access to Open Access materials through the Library Collection, support Open Access publishing at Mount Royal via initiatives, funding, promoting, and protecting.


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

See attached.


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 Mount Royal Library supports Open Access by developing open initiatives such as an institutional repository and academic journal publishing system. The Library is also an information resource for the University community where they promote open access and the educate on the benefits and challenges. The MRU Library also works with institutional members to ensure funding requirements for Open Access are upheld.


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