Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 47.61
Liaison Karen Marin-Hines
Submission Date March 3, 2023

STARS v2.2

Texas Tech University
AC-11: Open Access to Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Jessica Bunyard
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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?:

Website URL where the open access repository is available:
A brief description of the open access repository:
ThinkTech is an online publishing and archival service for the Texas Tech University community that scholars may use to distribute and archive their scholarly works with no limitations on content or format. ThinkTech also provides access to materials that traditional publications cannot.

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?:

A copy of the institution's open access policy:
The institution's open access policy:
Texas Tech University is a member of the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC). The Libraries require journals to be open access. “All journals supported by the TTU Libraries must be openly available to the public and have open licensing which meets the full requirements of the Budapest Open Access Initiative, such as Creative Commons. Individual licenses may be left up to the editors and/or authors of each journal.” Policies - Open Access Journals https://guides.library.ttu.edu/oajournals/policies
Current SPARC Members - SPARC https://sparcopen.org/who-we-are/members/

Does the policy cover the entire institution? :

Does the institution provide an open access article processing charge (APC) fund for employees?:

A brief description of the open access APC fund:
The Open Access Publication Initiative is funded by the Office of Research and Innovation and is intended to help increase the research and publication profile of Texas Tech faculty. The funding is intended to help authors defray the costs of open access publication fees and expedite the dissemination of research findings. Generally, awards will be granted on a first-come, first served basis but priority will be given to faculty who have not received funding from the Open Access Publication Initiative in the past three years. Funding is limited to up to $1,000 per publication, per faculty member, per academic year. Faculty members may apply for an unlimited number of awards but may only receive up to $1,000 per academic year. If the costs associate with open access publication exceed $1,000, faculty are encouraged to seek funding from their department and/or college.

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?:

A brief description of the open access journal hosting services:
TTU Libraries offers editorial, technical, and publisher services for local open-access journals. The journals are hosted by the Texas Digital Library.

Estimated percentage of peer-reviewed scholarly works published annually by the institution’s employees that are deposited in a designated open access repository:

Website URL where information about the institution’s support for open access is available:
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