Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 74.30
Liaison Joséanne Bélanger-Gravel
Submission Date Sept. 2, 2022

STARS v2.2

Polytechnique Montréal
AC-11: Open Access to Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.67 / 2.00 Joséanne Bélanger-Gravel
Sustainability Advisor
Sustainable Development Office
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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:

In 2009, Polytechnique launched PolyPublie, an open platform where dissertations and theses published after that date are deposited to ensure that research performed and published by all students from Polytechnique can be easily and freely accessible to the public. Some dissertations and theses containing scientific journal articles are also deposited on PolyPublie.

In 2015, PolyPublie was opened to other research publications (journal and conference articles, books or book chapters, reports, etc.) for open access dissemination, as part of the duties of the new "Service de diffusion de la recherche" (a.k.a. Research Dissemination Service), offered by Polytechnique Montréal's Library. The goal of this service is to support faculty/researchers in the promotion and development of their publications. It includes technical support to help researchers disseminate, through PolyPublie, their research findings, including scientific articles published in peer-reviewed journals, in order to comply with various open access policies. It also provides research support and consulting services on issues related to scientific communication (open access, pricing models, copyright, research impact, management of bibliographical data, etc.).

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:

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:

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:

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:

According to InCites (Clarivate Analytics), 26.4% of Polytechnique Montréal’s articles published from 2017 to 2021 are available in an open access repository (green open access). Our internal data indicates that 7.8% of the institution’s articles published from 2017 to 2021 are available through PolyPublie, the institutional repository.

Data are provided by the Library Services of Polytechnique of Montreal.

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