Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 50.52
Liaison Megan Varnadore
Submission Date Feb. 18, 2021

STARS v2.2

Sonoma State University
AC-11: Open Access to Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.33 / 2.00 Claudia Luke
Director of the Center for Environmental Inquiry
Science and Tech Instruction
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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?:
Yes

Website URL where the open access repository is available:
A brief description of the open access repository:

Sonoma State University is migrating into a California State University system-wide repository that makes all scholarly works publically available and provides a robust selection of search options that include keyword, topic, etc. that allows for easy searching for sustainability regardless of discipline. Site prior to migration https://library.sonoma.edu/research/scholarworks


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?:
No

A copy of the institution's open access policy:
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The institution's open access policy:

Open access policies related to research are sponsor specific. SSU uses ScholarWorks which can be found here: https://library.sonoma.edu/research/scholarworks
They do not dictate the individual's work be "required", to be added, but in general, researchers are anxious to publish and make available there work.


Does the policy cover the entire institution? :
No

Does the institution provide an open access article processing charge (APC) fund for employees?:
No

A brief description of the open access APC fund:
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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?:
Yes

A brief description of the open access journal hosting services:

Sonoma State University uses Brownzine Library, which provides robust no-cost access to many peer-reviewed journals in the area of Sustainability.

https://library.sonoma.edu/collections/journals


Estimated percentage of peer-reviewed scholarly works published annually by the institution’s employees that are deposited in a designated open access repository:
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Website URL where information about the institution’s support for open access is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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