Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 70.10
Liaison Francis Mitalo
Submission Date March 5, 2021

STARS v2.2

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

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Fortino Morales
Sustainability Officer
Office of Sustainability
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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:
The University of California-Riverside subscribes to a large array of publishers, allowing their employees (faculty, staff, students) to access all of the relevant journal articles, book chapters, and other peer-reviewed work. This access is provided through the campus intranet system, which any employee can access while at work, or remotely using a VPN connection. In addition, the UC has open access policy (see https://osc.universityofcalifornia.edu/open-access-at-uc/open-access-policy/) that also has links to specific repositories that employees can use. eScholarship is an open access repository that has supported the University of California academic community since 2002. UC researchers are able to share the full range of their scholarly output, from working papers and seminar series to previously published articles. Student work on eScholarship includes electronic theses and dissertations as well as undergraduate capstone projects. RESEARCH SHARED ON ESCHOLARSHIP BENEFITS FROM: - Broad digital dissemination for increased global visibility - Full text indexing and search-engine optimization for enhanced discoverability - Persistent access and preservation services https://library.ucr.edu/research-services/publish-your-research/share-your-publications https://escholarship.org/uc/ucr

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:
UC Riverside faculty and students are strongly encouraged to publish their research in the top journals in the world; these journals are accessible by all employees. In addition, the UC-wide open access policy (see https://osc.universityofcalifornia.edu/open-access-at-uc/open-access-policy/) requires that publications be published in an open access journal, based on the requirements of any particular funding agency. For example, a European Union research project will require its researchers to publish their results in an open access journal. The Academic Senate of the University of California (UC) adopted an Open Access Policy on July 24, 2013, ensuring that research articles authored by faculty at all 10 campuses of UC will be made available to the public at no charge. On October 23, 2015, a Presidential Open Access Policy expanded open access rights and responsibilities to all other authors who write scholarly articles while employed at UC, including non-senate researchers, lecturers, post-doctoral scholars, administrative staff, librarians, and graduate students. The primary platform in place to support these policies is eScholarship, UC’s open access repository. https://library.ucr.edu/research-services/publish-your-research/share-your-publications Academic Senate Open Access Policy: https://osc.universityofcalifornia.edu/scholarly-publishing/uc-open-access-policies-background/systemwide-senate/ Presidential Open Access Policy: https://osc.universityofcalifornia.edu/scholarly-publishing/uc-open-access-policies-background/presidential/ Participate in the UC open access policies: https://osc.universityofcalifornia.edu/for-authors/open-access-policy/ “What are waivers and embargoes?” https://osc.universityofcalifornia.edu/for-authors/open-access-policy/policy-faq/

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:

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:
eScholarship Publishing offers a comprehensive open access publishing program for journals, monographs, conference proceedings, and other original scholarship. This program provides publishing and production tools, including a full editorial and peer review system, as well as professional support and consulting services for departments, research units, publishing programs and individual scholars associated with the University of California. eScholarship Publishing supports publications that traverse standard disciplinary boundaries, explore new publishing models, and/or seek to reach professionals in applied fields beyond academia. Publishing in open access with eScholarship offers publications increased visibility, speed to publication and a commitment to long-term access and preservation. https://osc.universityofcalifornia.edu/for-authors/open-access-publishing-at-uc/escholarship-publishing/ Please see the UC-wide open access policy for further information: https://osc.universityofcalifornia.edu/open-access-at-uc/open-access-policy/)

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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Credit prepared by Michelle Baron and Chelsea Lee.

Credit prepared by Michelle Baron and Chelsea Lee.

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