Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 83.37
Liaison Ruairi O'Mahony
Submission Date Feb. 11, 2022

STARS v2.2

University of Massachusetts Lowell
AC-11: Open Access to Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.33 / 2.00 Allison Estell
Director
Library
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

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?:
Yes

Website URL where the open access repository is available:
A brief description of the open access repository:

Scholarship @ UMass Lowell is an open access institutional repository established by the university's library. Material hosted there is freely and permanently accessible.


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?:
No

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

The institution's open access policy:
---

Does the policy cover the entire institution? :
No

Does the institution provide an open access article processing charge (APC) fund for employees?:
Yes

A brief description of the open access APC fund:

The UMass Lowell Sustainable Publishing Fund (SPF) is a partnership between the Office of Sustainability and the UMass Lowell Library. The SPF supports open access publication of UMass Lowell peer-reviewed scholarship. The SPF is available to support researchers each spring during the Sustainability Engagement & Enrichment Development (S.E.E.D.) Fund application period. Submissions are reviewed by a committee of faculty, students, and staff from Sustainability, Library, and others. Authors can receive up to $1,500 for publishing support.

The SPF is designed to support the work of Creative Commons and the open access (OA) publishing community.


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?:
No

A brief description of the open access journal hosting services:
---

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:
---

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution or simply email your inquiry to stars@aashe.org.