Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 72.23
Liaison Brandon Trelstad
Submission Date Jan. 31, 2018
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STARS v2.1

Oregon State University
AC-11: Open Access to Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Keava Campbell
Data Analyst
Sustainability Office
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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:

There have been various open access policies and resolutions adopted at OSU. The most recent and most comprehensive policy covers all OSU scholars and was adopted in 2013.

OSU OA history summary:
In 2005, Faculty Senate passed an Open Access resolution.
Beginning in 2007, all university theses and dissertations are deposited to the ScholarsArchive@OSU open access digital repository.
In March 2009, University Library Faculty pass first library faculty OA policy in world.
In March 2010, College of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences faculty pass OA policy.
In April 2011, in anticipation of the merger with COAS, the Department of Geosciences faculty pass OA policy.
In 2011, College of Forestry faculty pass OA policy.
In August 2011, OSU becomes a member of the Coalition for Open Access Policy Institutions.
In November 2011, OSU signs the Berlin Declaration on Open Access .
In 2011, the entire history of Extension and Experiment Station Communications publications is available open access in ScholarsArchive@OSU.
Inaugural Class of Open Access 'Hall of Famers' was established in 2011 to acknowledge those who have worked to make OSU scholarship freely available online.
In June 2013, Faculty Senate passed an Open Access policy.

OSU Libraries and Press offer OSU faculty full coverage of article processing charges when publishing with the open access journal PeerJ. This resulted in the publication of 11 articles for academic year 2016-2017.

Reference URLs:

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 Valley Library hosts ScholarsArchive@OSU, which is Oregon State University's digital service for gathering, indexing, making available and storing the scholarly work of the Oregon State University community. It also includes materials from outside the institution in support of the university's land, sun, sea and space grant missions and other research interests.

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

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