Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 58.79
Liaison Chad King
Submission Date June 9, 2021

STARS v2.2

University of Denver
AC-11: Open Access to Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.33 / 2.00 Chad King
Sustainability Coordinator
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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:
Hosted by the University Libraries, Digital Commons@DU brings together the University's research under one umbrella, with an aim to preserve and provide access to that research. The repository currently contains approximately 8,837 submissions, ranging from research articles to data collections to dissertations, and more, organized by units, departments, and programs, and searchable by keyword. (Searching the repository with the keyword sustainability retrieves 2,160 results; environmental justice retrieves 760 results, as just a limited indication of content related to sustainability).

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:

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:
The Digital Commons institutional repository provides a platform for hosting 5 active and 4 archival open-access journals. We also have a staff person who provides training, tech support, and consultations at no cost.

We provide free hosting of open access journals created or edited by faculty, staff, and students of the University of Denver. Our services include training on the use of the Digital Commons platform and Creative Commons Licenses, technical support, and consultations on journal format, maintenance, peer review, or other questions, especially for student editors.

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:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:
30.4% of publications affiliated with the University of Denver in Web of Science were open access through a publisher’s website. 16% federally funded publications found through CHORUS were open access on a publisher’s website and 71 (13%) were available on PubMed. These numbers were best estimates.

We do not have a university-level webpage about support for open access, however, the University Libraries maintains this Open Access Research Guide: https://libguides.du.edu/openaccess

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