Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 67.01
Liaison Connie Norton
Submission Date Oct. 29, 2014
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STARS v2.0

Simon Fraser University
AC-11: Access to Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Norbert Haunerland
Associate Vice-President
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Total number of institutional divisions (e.g. schools, colleges, departments) that produce research:

Number of divisions covered by a policy assuring open access to research:

A brief description of the open access policy, including the date adopted and repository(ies) used:

• SFU has adopted a formal open access strategy in 2010, making one of the first Canadian Institutions to embrace Open Access (OA) publishing: http://www.lib.sfu.ca/collections/scholarly-publishing/openaccess. Key elements include:
• SFU Central Open Access Fund (to pay article processing charges for SFU authors to publish in OA journals): http://www.lib.sfu.ca/collections/scholarly-publishing/sfu-open-access-fund.
• SFU Summit open access research repository :http://summit.sfu.ca/
• SFU Scholarly Digitization Fund (covers costs associated with digitizing scholarly materials) http://www.lib.sfu.ca/collections/digitization-fund
• SSU hosts the Public Knowledge Project, a multi-university initiative developing (free) open source software and conducting research to improve the quality and reach of scholarly publishing.
• OJS (Open Journal Systems) is the world's most widely used journal management and publishing system. SFU affiliated journals are hosted at no charge
• OCS (Open Conference Systems).
• OMP (Open Monograph Press).
• Facilitating access to OA publishing: OA journals are included in the Library's catalogue, link resolver and knowledge base, and e-journals database.
• Providing support: SFU authors and editors have access to the services of liaison librarians, the Copyright officer and the Research Commons who will provide information about scholarly communications issues, publishing OA, author rights and addendums to publisher agreements and who also promote SFU’s research repository Summit.

A copy of the open access policy:

The open access policy:

The policy can be found in the following locations:
o Summit collections include OA published research articles, article manuscripts, research reports, SFU affiliated conference proceedings, digitized faculty research, and theses. Summit provides long term access to material and digital preservation.

The website URL where the open access repository is available:
A brief description of how the institution’s library(ies) support open access to research:

The website URL where information about open access to the institution's research is available:

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