Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 52.36
Liaison Matthew Williams
Submission Date Dec. 4, 2020
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STARS v2.1

University of Florida
AC-11: Open Access to Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Liz Storn
Program Coordinator
Office of Sustainability
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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 Institutional Repository at the University of Florida (IR@UF) is the digital archive for the intellectual output of the University of Florida community, and includes research, news, outreach, and educational materials.

The University of Florida Libraries established and supports the IR@UF in order to offer a central location for the collection, preservation, and dissemination of scholarly, research, and creative production alongside historical materials from the University of Florida. The historical materials provide context for research and researchers, enabling insight into the history, nature, and culture of the University. The IR@UF includes the following open access materials from UF authors and UF colleges:

Journal Articles
Conference Papers and Proceedings
Monographs and Monograph Series
Technical Reports
Theses and Dissertations
White Papers
Data and data sets (standalone or with publications)
Journals and Other Publications of UF Colleges
Grant Proposals
Also, see related materials in the University Archives Collection, with photographs, audio, video, and more

The IR@UF encourages university units to contribute their open access research, reports and other materials to the IR@UF for archiving and dissemination free of commercial cost.

The University of Florida Open Access Publishing (UFOAP) Fund supports the goal of making UF research findings available immediately without charge to all readers. When funds are not available from other sources, the Fund will assist UF authors by paying reasonable Article Processing Charges (APCs) assessed by publishers of open access journals, including hybrid open access journals.

The Fund does not cover the assessment of page charges, color illustration fees, reprints, etc.

Articles that comply with the Application Guidelines set forth below will be funded on a first-come, first-served basis, subject to the availability of funds.

No endorsement of any journal or of the research merit of any article is implied by this funding.

Eligible Authors: Eligibility status is determined as of the date the article is accepted for publication. Any UF faculty, post-doctoral researcher, staff member, or student author who is the first named or corresponding author on an eligible article may apply. Eligible authors will be funded up to a maximum of $1,500 per year to pay for APCs.

Eligible Publications: To be eligible, the article must be an original peer-reviewed research article or a systematic review (this excludes case reports, book reviews, and notes, as well as other types of articles that are not full scholarly research manuscripts published in a peer-reviewed scholarly journal). The article must not have been previously published and must be accepted for publication in an open access or hybrid open access journal that meets the quality criteria set forth below.

Articles Published in Open Access Journals

Open access journals provide free, immediate, online access to the full text of research articles without restrictions on reading, downloading, or sharing.

To be eligible, the open access journal must meet at least one of the following quality criteria:

Journal is listed in the Directory of Open Access Journals (https://www.doaj.org)
Publisher is a member of the Open Access Scholarly Publisher’s Association (https://www.oaspa.org)
Journal and publisher’s policies adhere to the quality standards set forth in OASPA’s membership criteria (https://oaspa.org/membership/membership-criteria/)
For more information on assessing journal quality, see UF's Guide to Evaluating Journal Quality at https://cms.uflib.ufl.edu/ScholComm/OpenAccess/EvaluatingPublishingVenues. We also recommend the resource Think, Check, Submit (https://thinkchecksubmit.org). If you need assistance with evaluating a publication for quality, please contact the Fund Administrator at ufoapf@uflib.ufl.edu.


A copy of the institution's open access policy:
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The institution's open access policy:

The University of Florida Libraries established and supports the IR@UF in order to offer a central location for the collection, preservation, and dissemination of scholarly, research, and creative production alongside historical materials from the University of Florida. The historical materials provide context for research and researchers, enabling insight into the history, nature, and culture of the University.

The IR@UF encourages university units to contribute their open access research, reports and other materials to the IR@UF for archiving and dissemination free of commercial cost.


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