Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 72.47
Liaison Jenny McNamara
Submission Date March 30, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Portland State University
AC-11: Open Access to Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Amanda Wolf
Program + Assessment Coordinator
Campus 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):
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:

Open Access Resolutions:
The Portland State University Library supports open access to our scholarship and knowledge.
We, the faculty of Portland State University Library, resolve the following:

1. To disseminate our scholarship as broadly as possible. We endeavor to make our scholarly work openly accessible conforming with generally accepted Open Access principles. Whenever possible, we make our scholarship available in digital format, online, and free of charge.
2. To publish our scholarly works with a Creative Commons license whenever possible.
3. To make publicly available the full text of our scholarly works by depositing those works in PDXScholar as soon as is possible, recognizing that some publishers may impose an embargo period.
4. To seek publishers whose policies allow us to make our scholarly works freely available online. When a publisher’s policies do not allow us to make our works freely available online, we resolve to engage in good faith negotiations with the publisher to allow deposit of pre- or post-print versions of our scholarly work in the digital repository.
5. To promote Open Access on campus and assist scholars in making their research openly available.

The resolution was adopted by the Portland State University Library faculty February 14, 2012 and amended in March 2017. This policy will be reviewed every five years.

PSU’s Institutional Repository, PDXScholar, contains over 18, 675 items created by PSU faculty, students, and staff, including but not limited to journal articles, technical reports, conference papers, research data, theses and dissertations, and books.

The purpose of PDXScholar is to provide open access to PSU scholarship to researchers throughout the world via the Internet. By default, materials deposited into the repository are open access, which means anyone on the web can access them. In addition, repository materials are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved by the copyright holder. As an alternative to reserving all rights, authors are encouraged to consider licensing their works under a Creative Commons License, under which they can preserve those rights that are most important to them (e.g., proper attribution,) and at the same time explicitly grant to readers certain other rights chosen by the author to be used at the reader's discretion (e.g., copy, distribute, display, or perform the work.) For additional information, see PDXScholar copyright/authors rights.

In October 2016, the Library announced an Open Access Article Processing Charge $10,000 pilot fund. This fund supports open access scholarship by PSU authors by paying article processing charges publication in open access journals. As of January 2018, eight publications have been approved for publication, four of which have been published and invoices paid, with four anticipating publication by the end of the fiscal year.


A copy of the institution's open access policy:
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The institution's open access policy:

Open Access Resolutions:
The Portland State University Library supports open access to our scholarship and knowledge.
We, the faculty of Portland State University Library, resolve the following:

1. To disseminate our scholarship as broadly as possible. We endeavor to make our scholarly work openly accessible conforming with generally accepted Open Access principles. Whenever possible, we make our scholarship available in digital format, online, and free of charge.
2. To publish our scholarly works with a Creative Commons license whenever possible.
3. To make publicly available the full text of our scholarly works by depositing those works in PDXScholar as soon as is possible, recognizing that some publishers may impose an embargo period.
4. To seek publishers whose policies allow us to make our scholarly works freely available online. When a publisher’s policies do not allow us to make our works freely available online, we resolve to engage in good faith negotiations with the publisher to allow deposit of pre- or post-print versions of our scholarly work in the digital repository.
5. To promote Open Access on campus and assist scholars in making their research openly available.

The resolution was adopted by the Portland State University Library faculty February 14, 2012 and amended in March 2017. This policy will be reviewed every five years.


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

The library provides information to faculty and students on open access on your website (http://library.pdx.edu/services/academic-publishing/open-access-public-access/), we offer the Article Processing fund, and through PDXScholar services.


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