Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 53.85
Liaison Aimee Lemrise
Submission Date Jan. 10, 2020
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Southern Illinois University Carbondale
AC-11: Open Access to Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Johnathan Nabe
Library Affairs
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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:

The Policy provides SIUC a non-exclusive right to distribute the accepted, peer-reviewed journal manuscripts of SIUC faculty via OpenSIUC, the institutional repository of SIUC. Adopted December 2014.

A copy of the institution's open access policy:

The institution's open access policy:

The faculty[1] of Southern Illinois University (SIU) is committed to sharing the intellectual benefits of its research and scholarship as widely as possible, while diminishing barriers to its access. As a public university, SIU is dedicated to serving the citizens of the state of Illinois and supporting the public good. In recognition of that commitment and responsibility, the faculty are expected to comply with the following:
· Prior to any contractual arrangement with a publisher, each faculty member grants permission to SIU to make accepted, peer-reviewed journal manuscripts, of which he or she is the author or co-author, publicly available in the appropriate SIU institutional repository. In legal terms, the permission granted by each faculty member is a nonexclusive, irrevocable, royalty-free, worldwide license to exercise any and all rights under copyright relating to each of his or her scholarly articles, in any medium, and to authorize others to do the same, provided that the articles are not sold for a profit. In granting such permission, the SIU faculty author remains the copyright owner.
· The policy applies to all scholarly peer-reviewed articles authored or co-authored while the person is a member of the faculty, except for articles published before the adoption of this policy and any articles for which the faculty member enters into an incompatible licensing or assignment agreement.
Upon submission of a designated form by the faculty member, SIU will waive the license for a particular article or delay access to the article for a specified period of time. It is the responsibility of faculty who have not claimed a waiver to provide an electronic version of the author’s post-peer-reviewed final article to the appropriate university institutional repository within 30 days of publication. The author is encouraged to provide a link to additional data and other materials related to the research but not included in the published article. SIU will not charge fees for depositing an article in the institutional repository.
[1] Although Public Act 098-0295 identifies only faculty, all university staff and students are encouraged to contribute research articles to the institutional repository.

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 SIU COPE (SIU Carbondale Open-Access Publishing Equity) Fund seeks to advance the use of open access as a means of distributing the research and creative work of the Southern Illinois University Carbondale community by providing financial support to cover the fees charged for open access publication.
-We operate OpenSIUC, the open access repository for the University, making available the research and creative output of the faculty, students and staff of SIUC.

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:

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