Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 68.84
Liaison Kalyna Procyk
Submission Date June 6, 2018
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STARS v2.1

Muhlenberg College
AC-11: Open Access to Research

Status Score Responsible Party
2.00 / 2.00 Kelly Cannon
Scolarly Communications Librarian
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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):
Voluntary (strictly opt-in)

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:

There is no cost to faculty for publishing with any open access journals and sources. There are several varied supports provided so that there is no cost to a faculty member. Funds are available from a faculty member's research grant, department, or the Provost's Office.

Muhlenberg has an Open Access Resolution and the faculty submit the final author manuscript. Over time, Muhlenberg would like to grow this repository and increase faculty awareness so that the percentage of scholarly articles increases.

Each member of the faculty and staff grants to Muhlenberg College permission to make his or her scholarly journal articles openly accessible in the College’s Institutional Repository, as permitted by publishers’ policies and/or copyright agreements.

Please visit this website to view Muhlenberg’s full open access policy:

Please visit this website to access Muhlenberg’s staff and faculty’s research:

A copy of the institution's open access policy:

The institution's open access policy:
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 library manages the digital open access repository; Mr. Cannon emails faculty frequently to remind them about submitting their final author manuscripts; In spring, the library emails faculty asking for a full list of publications and asking them to provide their final author manuscripts to be put into the open access repository.
The library maintains a complete list of publications and a partial list of final author manuscripts.

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

Rich Niesanbaum contributed to this credit.

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