Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 68.39
Liaison Marianne Martin
Submission Date Sept. 22, 2021

STARS v2.2

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

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Melissa Cantrell
Scholarly Communication Librarian, Assistant Professor
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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:
CU Scholar is an open access institutional repository supporting the research and teaching mission of the University of Colorado Boulder. It is intended to serve as a platform for preserving and providing public access to the research activities of members of the CU Boulder community. CU Scholar is maintained by the University Libraries.

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:

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:
The University Libraries support the goal of making CU Boulder research findings immediately and freely available worldwide via publication in open access journals. The Open Access Fund is intended to support that goal by providing a means for authors without access to funds from other sources to pay for reasonable article processing or publishing fees charged by full open access publishers. Current CU Boulder faculty, staff and students may request funding up to $2,000 per fiscal year (July 1 to June 30) to pay for article-processing or publishing fees for full open access journals.

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:
Any individual faculty, staff, student, or unit associated with the University of Colorado Boulder (CU Boulder) may apply to publish with the University Libraries. This includes, but is not limited to, journals or other similar types of publications (e.g., conference proceedings) formally sponsored and/or run by CU Boulder faculty, staff, students, or units as well as publications with which individual CU Boulder faculty, staff, or students have a formal relationship (e.g., serve on the editorial board) at the time of application. All content published by CU Boulder Libraries must be openly available to view and read, at a minimum. Further reuse rights (e.g., via Creative Commons licenses) are encouraged. All journals are hosted on the Open Journal Systems platform.

Open Journal Systems (OJS) is a third-party, open-source journal hosting software: https://pkp.sfu.ca/ojs/. All journals hosted by CU Boulder are open access and viewable at https://journals.colorado.edu/, with policies and criteria provided here: https://www.colorado.edu/libraries/about/policies/journal-hosting-policies. Permissions and hosting support are provided by faculty and staff in the CU Boulder Libraries and Center for Research Data and Digital Scholarship. All editorial and journal workflows are managed by editors and support staff specific to each journal.

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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