Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 59.94
Liaison Elaine Goetz
Submission Date Aug. 11, 2021

STARS v2.2

Ohio University
AC-11: Open Access to Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Elaine Goetz
Director of Energy Management & Sustainability
Office of Sustainability
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Does the institution offer repository hosting that makes versions of journal articles, book chapters, and other peer-reviewed scholarly works by its employees freely available on the public internet?:

Website URL where the open access repository is available:
A brief description of the open access repository:

The OHIO Open Library is a publicly-accessible repository providing open access and worldwide exposure to the scholarly, research, and creative works of Ohio University faculty, staff, and students.

Does the institution have a published policy that requires its employees to publish scholarly works open access or archive final post-peer reviewed versions of scholarly works in an open access repository?:

A copy of the institution's open access policy:

The institution's open access policy:

Currently, only theses and dissertations are required to be published open and are maintained in an institutional repository (OhioLINK ETD Center). This policy allows students in three colleges (Communication, Health Sciences and Fine Arts) to opt out of electronic open publication. It also allows for any student to select a 2-yr embargo. https://www.ohio.edu/graduate/etd/thesis-and-dissertation-faq

Does the policy cover the entire institution? :

Does the institution provide an open access article processing charge (APC) fund for employees?:

A brief description of the open access APC fund:

The Faculty Research Support Program assists tenure track faculty at Ohio University in carrying out their research, scholarship, and creative activities. Allowable expenses include publication fees, such as page charges and subvention fees. There are several other internal funding resources which can be used to fund open access publications, listed at https://www.ohio.edu/research/funding.

Does the institution provide open access journal hosting services through which peer-reviewed open access journals are hosted on local servers with dedicated staff who provide publishing support at no (or minimal) cost?:

A brief description of the open access journal hosting services:

Ohio University currently hosts two open access journals (the Online Journal of Space Communications and Berita). The Online Journal of Space Communications is hosted through The Digital Commons Network. The Digital Commons Network brings together free, full-text scholarly articles from hundreds of universities and colleges worldwide. Curated by university librarians and their supporting institutions, the Network includes a growing collection of peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, dissertations, working papers, conference proceedings, and other original scholarly work.

Estimated percentage of peer-reviewed scholarly works published annually by the institution’s employees that are deposited in a designated open access repository:

Website URL where information about the institution’s support for open access is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

Information approved by Kelly Broughton, Assistant Dean for Research & Education Services on 7/27/21; entered by Elaine Goetz.

Estimated percentage comes from Scopus. For Ohio University affiliates, 1987 publications had some type of open access out of a total of 5127 publications. Scopus does not provide comprehensive coverage of Ohio University publications though.

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