Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 74.20
Liaison Juanita Van Norman
Submission Date Aug. 5, 2022

STARS v2.2

University of Manitoba
AC-11: Open Access to Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Christie Nairn
Office of Sustainability
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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:

MSpace is one of the University of Manitoba’s institutional repositories. Its purpose is to collect, store, preserve, and provide access to digital versions of the scholarly works of UM faculty and student body. The collection boundaries of MSpace include faculty publications (preprint, open deposit manuscripts, technical reports, working papers); theses; conference proceedings; visual an audio works. The libraries work with University units to build communities and populate collections in support of funder and related mandates of open access deposit. Deposit is subject to copyright compliance, distribution license and other license restrictions that may be imposed on the work. There are two deposit options for MSpace: Thesis and Dissertations and Research Publications. MSpace was upgraded in 2022 to meet industry standards.

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:

UM Libraries have been actively engaged in Open Access since 2009 through a commitment to the principles of Open Access, as outlined in the IFLA Statement on Open Access to Scholarly Literature and Research Documentation. Open Access benefits both researchers and learners by providing equal access to research information and facilitating scholarly communication. The libraries include Open Access materials in their collections and provide support for members of the University of Manitoba community who want to publish in Open Access formats.

The University of Manitoba Libraries, Department of Research Services & Digital Strategies, it currently working on updating its Open Access to Research Policy. It should be complete before the end of 2022.

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 of Manitoba Libraries provide researchers full financial support and/or discounts for the following publishers such as:

- American Chemical Society: $250 USD
- BioMed Central / Chemistry Central / SpringerOpen: variable discount and/or fee waiver
- Cambridge University Press: 20% discount
- Canadian Science Publishing Open Article: 50% discount automatically applied
- Dovepress: variable discount
- Hindawi: variable discount
- Multidiscplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI) IOAP: 10% discount automatically applied
- PeerJ: discount possible
- PLOS: waiver available for following journals – PLOS Biology & PLOS Medicine
- Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences: 25% discount automatically applied
- SCOAP3 including: variable discount by title: Advances in High Energy Physics - 32%, Chinese Physics C – 13%, Journal of High Energy Physics – 100%, Nuclear Physics B – 100%
- SAGE: 40% discount for open journal via Sage Open Access Portal (SOAP) automatically applied. More information about discount via CRKN agreement, including SAGE Choice, can be found here.
- Science Advances: $450 USD discount
- SpringerOpen: 15% discount automatically applied
- Taylor & Francis (T&F) Open Select journals: 25% discount automatically applied. Select University of Manitoba as payer – see https://www.tandfonline.com/openaccess/members/146229

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:

Open Journal System (OJS) instance: https://ojs.lib.umanitoba.ca/

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:

UM Dataverse is part of the Dataverse Project conceived by Harvard University. It is an open-source repository to assist researchers in the creation, management and dissemination of their research data. UM Dataverse allows for the creations of multiple collaborative environments containing datasets, metadata and digital objects. UM Dataverse provides formal scholarly data citations and can help with data requirements from publishers and funders. Researchers maintain full control of the data and can set restrictions on access in accordance with Research Ethics Board requirements or make data fully open and available if no restrictions are needed.

Research Data Storage Finder is an online tool that researchers can use to determine the appropriate repository for their research data.

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