Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 35.51
Liaison Sarah Mittlefehldt
Submission Date March 2, 2017
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STARS v2.1

Northern Michigan University
AC-11: Open Access to Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Sarah Mittlefehldt
Co-Chair, Sustainability Advisory Council
Earth, Environmental & Geographical Sciences
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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:

Northern Michigan University maintains an institutional repository for open access to research conducted by the NMU community called the “Commons.” Although Northern does not have an open access policy that ensures that all faculty research will be deposited in the Commons, as it is an “opt-in” system, faculty members can use the professional development fund to pay for the open access publication charges. In this sense, the University provides support for the open access repository in form of financing open access charges and paying for a staff member’s time to manage the Commons.


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):
8

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

Northern Michigan University maintains an institutional repository for open access to research conducted by the NMU community called the “Commons.” Although Northern does not have an open access policy that ensures that all faculty research will be deposited in the Commons, as it is an “opt-in” system, faculty members can use the professional development fund to pay for the open access publication charges. In this sense, the University provides support for the open access repository in form of financing open access charges and paying for a staff member’s time to manage the Commons.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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One of Northern's research librarians is currently working with the Research and Grants Office to develop a more systematic way to incentivize participation in the open access repository.

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