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Submission Date April 22, 2016
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Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
AC-11: Access to Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Kevin Adkins
Sustainability Officer
Vice Chancellor for Administration
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Total number of institutional divisions (e.g. schools, colleges, departments) that produce research:
10

Number of divisions covered by a policy assuring open access to research:
10

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

Southern Illinois University
Open Access Policy for Faculty Scholarship: Research Articles
APPROVED BY SIU BOARD OF DIRECTORS, DECEMBER 11, 2014
The faculty1
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.
Visit www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/ for publisher’s copyright policies also for open access.

1 Although Public Act 093-0295 identifies only faculty, all university staff and students are encouraged to contribute
research articles to the institutional repository


A copy of the open access policy:
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The open access policy:

Southern Illinois University
Open Access Policy for Faculty Scholarship: Research Articles
APPROVED BY SIU BOARD OF DIRECTORS, DECEMBER 11, 2014
The faculty1
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.
Visit www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/ for publisher’s copyright policies also for open access.

1 Although Public Act 093-0295 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:
A brief description of how the institution’s library(ies) support open access to research:

Open Access is a movement by scholars and the public to overturn the current system whereby publishers restrict access to articles.

The OpenCourseware Consortium stated: "We envision a world in which the desire to learn is fully met by the opportunity to do so anywhere in the world - where everyone, everywhere is able to access affordable, educationally and culturally opportunities to gain whatever knowledge or training they desire."

For faculty open access provides "better visibility and a higher impact to their scholarship."

For students open access ensures they get the best possible education and are not restricted by the selection of scholarly journals or other resources their campus povides.


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

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