Overall Rating Platinum
Overall Score 85.66
Liaison Mark Lichtenstein
Submission Date March 5, 2021

STARS v2.2

State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry
AC-11: Open Access to Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.33 / 2.00 Justin Heavey
Sustainability Associate
Sustainability Office
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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:

Digital Commons @ ESF, a service of ESF's College Libraries, is a digital repository and publication platform designed to collect, preserve, and make accessible, the scholarly output of ESF faculty, students, staff, and affiliates.


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?:
Yes

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

In 2020, ESF adopted, through its Academic Governance structure, an Open Access and System Repository policy to comply with a SUNY Mandate. The relevant text in the policy is included here:

"Each University Author grants to the University nonexclusive permission to make available their scholarly articles and to exercise the copyright in those articles."

"...the permission granted by each Author is a nonexclusive, irrevocable, paid-up, 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, for the purpose of open dissemination."

"Authors can request a waiver of the Open Access Policy for any article or work." (Opt out)

"The faculty calls upon the Library System to make the scholarly article available to the public in an open-access repository and to develop and monitor a plan for a service or mechanism that would render compliance with the policy as convenient for the faculty as possible."


Does the policy cover the entire institution? :
Yes

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?:
No

A brief description of the open access journal hosting services:
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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:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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