Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 48.07
Liaison Tony Gillund
Submission Date May 9, 2017
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STARS v2.1

The Ohio State University at Lima
AC-11: Open Access to Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Roger Nimps
Assistant Dean
Dean's Office
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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 Ohio State University Libraries Open Access Resolution January, 2012 The Faculty of University Libraries of The Ohio State University is committed to disseminating the fruits of its research and scholarship as widely as possible. In keeping with that commitment, the Faculty adopts the following policy, effective July 1, 2012: Each Faculty member grants to The Ohio State University permission to make available his or her scholarly articles and to exercise the copyright in those articles. In legal terms, the permission granted by each Faculty member 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, for purposes of making the articles openly accessible in a repository, and to authorize others (such as OhioLINK) to do the same, provided that the articles are not sold for a profit. The policy will apply to all scholarly articles written while the person is a member of the regular Faculty except for any articles completed before the adoption of this policy and any articles for which the Faculty member entered into an incompatible licensing or assignment agreement before the adoption of this policy. The Director or designate will waive application of the policy for a particular article upon written request by a Faculty member explaining the need. To assist the University in distributing the articles, each Faculty member will provide an electronic copy of the final version of the manuscript upon acceptance for publication. The Libraries may make the article available to the public in an open-access repository. Each faculty member is responsible for retaining the rights necessary for compliance with the policy or obtaining a waiver.

A copy of the institution's open access policy:

The institution's open access policy:
Ohio State gives positive recognition to excellent research, and we believe that that can be done both within and across disciplines. Thus, our policy is to give positive recognition to disciplinary, interdisciplinary, transdisciplinary, and multidisciplinary research that is excellent during promotion and tenure decisions. Collaborations across departments have increased over the past three years, especially in our Discovery Themes focus areas, which include Brain Injury, Data Analytics, Foods for Health, Food and AgriCultural Transformation, Infectious Diseases, Materials & Manufacturing for Sustainability, and Sustainable and Resilient Economy.

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:

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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