Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 75.41
Liaison Dave Newport
Submission Date March 23, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

University of Colorado Boulder
AC-11: Open Access to Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 James White
Chair, Director-Institute, Professor
Institute for Arctic & Alpine Research, Environmental Studies, Geological Sciences
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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 open access policy was adopted on Wednesday, April 22, 2015. It applies to all campus faculty. Faculty are instructed to deposit articles in the CU Scholar institutional repository.

A copy of the institution's open access policy:

The institution's open access policy:

In order to allow for broad dissemination of their research, the faculty grant to The Regents of the University of Colorado, a body corporate, on behalf of the University of Colorado Boulder a nonexclusive, irrevocable, worldwide license to exercise any and all rights under copyright relating to their scholarly work, as long as the works are properly attributed to the authors and not used for commercial purposes. The nonexclusive nature of this license allows faculty to retain full ownership of the material, including the right to further publish it where they wish.

Faculty shall inform publishers about this policy and that they have granted a pre-existing License. This policy with the University may serve to help negotiate with publishers that require an exclusive right to publish.

Faculty will provide the Libraries with electronic copies of the final version of the author's peer-reviewed manuscript or published version of their scholarly work in an appropriate format (e.g., PDF). These copies will be made publicly available via the University of Colorado Boulder’s institutional repository. Faculty will affirm the grant of the license described above upon submission of their work.

This policy applies only to scholarly work that is journal articles and conference proceedings authored or co-authored by current faculty after the date of adoption of this policy. Faculty are also encouraged to provide the Libraries with electronic copies of other types of scholarly work as appropriate.

The Dean of the Libraries or the Dean’s designate will waive application of this policy upon written request from faculty for any reason. In cases where a publisher will not allow dissemination of the final version of an article, faculty are encouraged to provide the Libraries with a version (e.g., pre-print or post-print) that can be made openly accessible under the publisher’s policy.

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 CU Boulder University Libraries supports open access research and publishing by administering the university's institutional repository, providing funding for author publication charges for open access journals, hosting yearly events for International Open Access Week, and organizing workshops that address open access and related topics.

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

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