Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 54.27
Liaison Stephanie MacPhee
Submission Date Dec. 9, 2020
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STARS v2.1

Ryerson University
AC-11: Open Access to Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.00 / 2.00
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

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):
None / Don't Know

Which of the following best describes the open access policy? (Mandatory or Voluntary):

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:

At this time we do not have an open access policy in place for the entire institution that has been approved by the senate. However the Library Council has approved and implemented a library open access policy, which would apply to Library staff and Librarians.

Ryerson has been providing some article processing charges (APC) fee support since 2014 with our level of support being around $50,000 per annum. In the past Ryerson has offered an APC fund. The Library’s Open Access Author Fund is designed to align with the core values of the open access movement. The fund is open to graduate students, faculty, staff, adjunct faculty, and postdoctoral researchers at Ryerson University.

A copy of the institution's open access policy:

The institution's open access policy:

See above

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:

At present we host 8 journals. Faculty also have access to several open monograph platforms including Pressbooks and Open Monograph Press. We provide at no cost the use of Open Journal System (OJS) and provide publishing support at Ryerson Library for setting up journals. You can find more on this here. At Ryerson, we use the two modes of Open Access Publishing: The Green Route and the Gold Route.

Green Route Open Access Publishing
In the Green Route to Open Access publishing, authors self-archive (upload) their personal author copy (known as a post-print) to the author's institutional repository or personal website. More than 90% of publishers permit this use, though some publishers impose an embargo period. Green Open Access generally restricts the use of the publisher's PDF copy. For information on retaining or regaining the right to self-archive, check out our author rights page. For a guide to self-archiving, including the difference between a post-print copy and a publisher pdf, go to the self-archiving page.

Gold Route Open Access Publishing
In the Gold Route to Open Access publishing, articles are published directly to an Open Access journal. This often allows the author to retain many of the rights to their work. Gold Route publishing generally costs money; even non-profit open access publishers will often charge an open access publication fee. Some for-profit publishers of closed access journals have launched open access journals, or hybrid journals in which some articles are open access and some are closed.

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

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