Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 74.78
Liaison Jenny McNamara
Submission Date March 5, 2021

STARS v2.2

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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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:

PDXScholar is an online archive for PSU-authored articles, textbooks, journals, conferences, reports, & data sets. PDXScholar maximizes research impact, facilitates interdisciplinary research, and expands the reach of Portland State University scholarship worldwide.

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:

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.

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 Library has set aside $15,000 to be awarded. This fund supports open access scholarship by PSU authors by paying article processing charges publication in open access journals. Funds will be awarded to eligible authors on a first-come first-served basis, and funds will be awarded until funds are expended.

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:

PDXScholar supports publication of peer-reviewed open access journals for the PSU community. Our online journal management software, maintained by Berkeley Electronic Press, allows editors to manage the entire submission process within Digital Commons, or to request digital publication of journals that have been reviewed and published outside the system. Journals published within PDXScholar can have their own customized design. Editors and authors receive regular reports on their article downloads automatically with Digital Commons journal management software.

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 provided by Karen Bjork, head of digital initiatives

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