Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 78.69
Liaison Lindsey Kalkbrenner
Submission Date Feb. 14, 2023

STARS v2.2

Santa Clara University
AC-11: Open Access to Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Ray Scroggin
Institutional Repository Coordinator
University Library
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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:

Scholar Commons is a service offered by the University Library to archive and offer access to intellectual work produced by faculty, students, and staff at Santa Clara University. Open-access publications, student projects, theses, dissertations, pre-print and post-print articles, instructional resources, and university archival material are all candidates for deposit.

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:

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 Provost Publication Grant offers funds for supported works, which include scholarly or creative contributions that are under contract, in production, or, in some cases, near publication. The use of the funds are for indexing, copyright permissions, illustrations, publication costs, and other costs associated with creative or scholarly exhibitions or publications, including publications in digital venues. All tenure-track and tenured faculty, senior lecturers, lecturers, and other faculty with full-time appointments are eligible to apply for a Publication Grant. Up to $1000 will be funded per scholarly publication, creative exhibition, or performance.


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:

Scholar Commons does allow Santa Clara University to host journals. The following are the journals currently hosted on the site:
• Historical Perspectives: Santa Clara University Undergraduate Journal of History (Journals)
• Historical Perspectives: Santa Clara University Undergraduate Journal of History, Series II (Journals)
• New Horizons (Journals)
• Silicon Valley Notebook (Journals)
• Silicon Valley Sociological Review (Journals)


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:

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