Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 50.04
Liaison Rebecca Collins
Submission Date Feb. 21, 2018
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STARS v2.1

Temple University
AC-11: Open Access to Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.00 / 2.00 Katherine Switala-Elmhurst
Program Manager
Office of Sustainability
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

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):
None / Don't Know

Which of the following best describes the open access policy? (Mandatory or Voluntary):

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:

Open Access Publishing Support at Temple University Libraries: Temple University Libraries supports faculty and students who want to make their work openly available. Temple has an Open Access Publishing Fund to help Temple researchers who would like to publish in open access (OA) journal but do not have the funds to cover the article processing charge (APCs) that a number of OA journals require.

In addition, thanks to various Library memberships and subscriptions, Temple authors receive discounts on APCs from the following publishers:

American Association for the Advancement of Science

A 15% discount is available for Temple authors publishing in Science Advances.

American Chemical Society

A $500 discount is available for Temple authors who choose ACS "AuthorChoice."

BioMed Central/SpringerOpen

Temple authors who publish in BioMed Central or SpringerOpen journals will receive a 5% discount on APCs. In addition, Temple University Libraries will cover 50% of the the remaining cost.

National Academy of Sciences

Temple authors who publish in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences will get a discounted open access fee of $1100 (compared to $1450).

Nature Publishing

Temple authors who publish in the British Journal of Cancer are eligible for a reduced-rate BJC open fee.

Oxford University Press

Temple authors who publish in the Journal of Experimental Botany will have their APC waived.

A copy of the institution's open access policy:

The institution's open access policy:

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 website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

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