Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 65.52
Liaison Andrew D'Amico
Submission Date Feb. 28, 2018
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STARS v2.1

Princeton University
AC-11: Open Access to Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Toni Turano
Deputy Dean
Office of the Dean of the Faculty
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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:
On September 19, 2011, the Faculty approved an “open-access” policy intended to make the faculty’s scholarly articles, published in journals and conference proceedings, available to a wider public. Under this policy, faculty members grant to The Trustees of Princeton University a nonexclusive, irrevocable, worldwide license to exercise any and all copyrights in his or her scholarly articles published in any medium, whether now known or later invented, provided the articles are not sold by the University for a profit, and to authorize others to do the same. This grant applies to all scholarly articles that any person authors or co-authors while appointed as a member of the Faculty, except for any such articles authored or co-authored before the adoption of this policy or subject to a conflicting agreement formed before the adoption of this policy. The Library and OIT worked together and developed the Princeton Open Access Repository for hosting publications under the OA policy. The Scholarly Communications Office manages the depositing workflow and intermediates the deposits for faculty.

A copy of the institution's open access policy:

The institution's open access policy:
The Open Access Policy text is available here http://dof.princeton.edu/policies-procedure/policies/open-access

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 library established the Scholarly Communications Office (SCO) in 2014. One of the priorities of SCO is to work with OIT in implementing the University Open Access Policy, including the setup of the infrastructure (repository) and the development of the depositing workflow. In addition, SCO also provides several services to support open access to research, including repository services, research data services, copyright services especially on publishing contract and questions related with open access, and open access publishing services. SCO serve as the open access advocate on campus and develops educational programs to increase the awareness of changing landscaping of scholarly communication, such as organizing open access week events and scholarly communication brown bag series. The SCO is also working with the Office of the Dean of Faculty to expand the OA policy to a much broader scope to cover the professional research staff. The SCO works with the Office of General Counsel on carrying out a copyright and open access roadshow to educate the campus about the topics. The last but not the least, the SCO works with the Office of the Dean for Research in helping faculty and researchers comply with the federal funding agencies’ public access policy on data and publications. The library also worked closely with campus partners to create a repository for theses and dissertations. This is managed by University Archives, a department in the libraries, with support from the Office of Information Technology.

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

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:
Additional Links: http://library.princeton.edu/services/scholarly-communications http://dataspace.princeton.edu/

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