Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 83.80
Liaison Mark Maxwell
Submission Date March 1, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

University of California, Merced
AC-11: Open Access to Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Haipeng Li
University Librarian
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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 University of California has adopted two open access policies: The Systemwide Academic Senate Open Access Policy and the Presidential Open Access Policy.

The Systemwide Academic Open Access Policy was adopted on July 24, 2013 and covers all UC Senate faculty.

The Presidential Open Access Policy was adopted on October 23, 2015, and covers non-Academic Senate UC employees.

While UC Merced does not specifically provide financial support to researchers to make their work open access, UC as a whole has entered into agreement with a number of journal publishers to provide discounts on APC costs. Those discounts can be found here: http://osc.universityofcalifornia.edu/open-access-publishing-at-uc/publishing-discounts/.

There are no repositories specified as being required, but UC’s authors are encouraged to use UC’s own eScholarship as a place to deposit work.

A copy of the institution's open access policy:

The institution's open access policy:

The two University of California policies can be found here: https://osc.universityofcalifornia.edu/open-access-policy/policy-text/

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 UC Merced Library supports open access to research by providing educational and informational support on open access initiatives and the UC Open Access Policies. In addition, the Library also helps facilitate the deposit of scholarly work produced by UC Merced scholars into open access repositories, such as eScholarship. The Library supports the deposit of research data sets in open access data repositories like UC Dash (dash.ucmerced.edu). The Library has also engaged in a number of collaborative projects with external organizations (such at the National Parks Service, and the University of California Cooperative Extension) to digitize and make open access historical materials that were not previously widely available.

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

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