Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 69.47
Liaison Sally DeLeon
Submission Date Feb. 28, 2019
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STARS v2.1

University of Maryland, College Park
AC-11: Open Access to Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Sally DeLeon
Acting Manager
Environmental Safety, Sustainability and Risk
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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):

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?:

A brief description of the open access policy, including the date adopted, any incentives or supports provided, and the repository(ies) used:
In August of 2013, University of Maryland Libraries established the Open Access Publishing Fund. This fund aims to alleviate the cost for UMD authors to publish their work in an open access journal. Through this fund, the Libraries spread awareness about the benefits of publishing in an open access journal, and how it allows the article to become publicly available. As of 2016, the Libraries adopted a new policy in which 50% of an article would be funded, up to one article a year per person. These limits aim to allow as many people as possible to submit articles and retain their copyright. Any student, faculty, or staff member is eligible for fund money.

A copy of the institution's open access policy:

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):

A brief description of how the institution’s library(ies) support open access to research:
The Digital Repository at the University of Maryland (DRUM) is an online system in which UMD students and researchers can submit publications, theses, and dissertations. Submissions are given a DOI and are accessible on Google and Google Scholar, giving them a greater visibility.

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

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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