Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 75.77
Liaison Jenny McNamara
Submission Date March 1, 2022

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:

"Faculty members may grant Portland State University permission to make available their scholarly articles. This permission will include the right to reproduce and distribute those articles for open dissemination. In legal terms, each Faculty member may grant Portland State University a nonexclusive, irrevocable, worldwide license to exercise any and all rights under copyright relating to each Faculty member’s scholarly articles. This applies to scholarly articles in any medium, with the purpose of making those articles available in an open access repository, provided that the articles are not sold, and appropriate attribution is given to authors. This policy does not alter a Faculty member’s claim of copyright ownership.

The policy applies to all scholarly articles individually or jointly authored while the person or persons are a member of the Portland State University Faculty. Articles published before the adoption of this policy are exempt. At the request of the Faculty member with copyright authority or ownership of the articles in question, the University will waive application of the license for a particular article, or delay access for a specified period of time."

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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