Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 59.34
Liaison Elizabeth MacKenzie
Submission Date July 24, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

University of Iowa
AC-11: Open Access to Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 2.00 Sara Maples
Interim Director
The UI 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):
Some

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:
To encourage the University community to publish their research in Open Access platforms, the Office of the Provost and University Libraries have established a fund to pay the processing fees related to open access publishing. The open access publishing model allows free, immediate access to research and allows authors to retain intellectual property rights to their research. To recoup publishing costs, many open access publications charge article processing fees to make the work freely available online.

The fund, administered by University Libraries, will pay publication fees (APCs) up to $3,000 for the open access publication of journal articles or book chapters, and up to $5,000 for monographs. The article or book must be published with an open access publisher that does not charge readers or institutions for access to the publication. When reviewing applications, Libraries’ staff will work to determine the credibility of the publisher by consulting resources including, but not limited to, the following: the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), the Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB), the Open Access Scholarly Publisher's Association (OASPA), and the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

A copy of the institution's open access policy:
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The institution's open access policy:
For policy details, please see:
http://guides.lib.uiowa.edu/scholarly_publishing/OAfund

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:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Data source(s) and notes about the submission:
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