Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 47.16
Liaison Yara Watson Colon
Submission Date March 5, 2021

STARS v2.2

University of Central Florida
AC-11: Open Access to Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.67 / 2.00 Yara Watson Colon
Sustainability Specialist II
Sustainability Initiatives
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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?:
Yes

Website URL where the open access repository is available:
A brief description of the open access repository:

UCF's Showcase of Text, Archives, Research & Scholarship exists to publicize, disseminate, and provide ready access to works by, for, and about the University of Central Florida. Administered by the UCF Libraries, STARS is available to host and promote research, creative activity, and institutional outputs to:

- Ensure persistent access to your work
- Increase discovery of UCF scholarship and creative endeavors
- Foster scholarly collaborations with colleagues
- Document and record UCF's history and progress
- Discover open access materials and projects created by UCF authors
- Allow you to share your work while retaining your copyright. If you own the copyright to your work, the copyright for materials uploaded to STARS remains with you.


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?:
No

A copy of the institution's open access policy:
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The institution's open access policy:
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Does the policy cover the entire institution? :
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Does the institution provide an open access article processing charge (APC) fund for employees?:
No

A brief description of the open access APC fund:

The College of Graduate Studies will provide annual support up to $1,500/year for article processing charges (APCs) for current and recent (within one year of graduation or employment) graduate students and postdoctoral scholars.


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?:
No

A brief description of the open access journal hosting services:

STARS, our institutional repository, does provide open access journal hosting services. However, content is hosted externally by bepress on the Digital Commons platform, not on local servers. The Digital Commons subscription covers hosting services as well as staff who provide support and training. The UCF Libraries manages this process and service and provides some services as well at no additional cost.


Estimated percentage of peer-reviewed scholarly works published annually by the institution’s employees that are deposited in a designated open access repository:
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Website URL where information about the institution’s support for open access is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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