Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 76.08
Liaison Leah Ceperley
Submission Date March 1, 2019
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STARS v2.1

University of Dayton
AC-11: Open Access to Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Leah Ceperley
Sustainability Reporting and Assessment Specialist
Facilities Management / Hanley Sustainability Institute
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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):
All

Which of the following best describes the open access policy? (Mandatory or Voluntary):
Voluntary (strictly opt-in)

Does the institution provide financial incentives to support faculty members with article processing and other open access publication charges?:
Yes

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 Dayton Libraries support the open access to faculty and staff research through financial incentives and support staff. UD promotes the use of eCommons and SelectedWorks.

Since 2013, the University of Dayton, through University Libraries, provides financial support to UD scholars and researchers who wish to publish their work in open access (OA) journals. Funded jointly by University Libraries, Office of the Provost, and Office of Graduate Academic Affairs, the fund is open to UD faculty, research staff, and graduate students.

After an article is accepted for publication in an OA journal, the author can complete the fund application form. If the journal meets the requirements stipulated in the guidelines, applicants will be notified of funding approval and payment will be made directly to the publisher. Authors cannot be reimbursed. The Open Access Publishing Fund will operate on a first-come, first-served basis. The pilot will conclude when all funds have been dispersed. At that time an evaluation of the pilot will be conducted.

Establishment of the $15,000 fund is in response to UD faculty interest in OA publishing.


A copy of the institution's open access policy:
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The institution's open access 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):
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A brief description of how the institution’s library(ies) support open access to research:

Since October 2013, the University of Dayton, through University Libraries, provides financial support to UD scholars and researchers who wish to publish their work in open access (OA) journals. Funded jointly by University Libraries, Office of the Provost, and Office of Graduate Academic Affairs, the fund is open to UD faculty, research staff, and graduate students.

After an article is accepted for publication in an OA journal, the author can complete the fund application form. If the journal meets the requirements stipulated in the guidelines, applicants will be notified of funding approval and payment will be made directly to the publisher. Authors cannot be reimbursed. The Open Access Publishing Fund will operate on a first-come, first-served basis. The pilot will conclude when all funds have been dispersed. At that time an evaluation of the pilot will be conducted.

Establishment of the $15,000 fund is in response to UD faculty interest in OA publishing.

In addition, UD Libraries supports a staff position for e-Scholarship supporting faculty in publishing to open access journals and other repositories.


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