Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 54.76
Liaison Jamie Greiner
Submission Date March 22, 2021
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STARS v2.1

University of Mount Union
AC-11: Open Access to Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.00 / 2.00 Jamie Greiner
Sustainability and Campus Outreach Manager
Nature Center
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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):
None / Don't Know

Which of the following best describes the open access policy? (Mandatory or Voluntary):

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:

Taken from 2020-21 Faculty Handbook: Chapter 9 - Faculty Development and Scholarly Activity Benefits Policy/H. Manuscript Costs: To encourage scholarly writing, the University will pay one-half of the cost of manuscript preparation, which is personally borne by the faculty member, up to the University contribution limit per article published in a recognized professional journal and up to the University contribution limit per book published by a professional, scholarly, or cultural organization. (See Chapter 6, Section K for the current University contribution for manuscript costs.) This benefit is intended to underwrite certain costs, which the faculty member would otherwise have to pay personally. It will be paid only if funds from grants or other sources are not available. This benefit does not apply to articles or books published commercially. Clerical assistance for the preparation of manuscripts is discussed in Chapter 16, Section B. Requests for this benefit should be directed to the dean of the faculty member’s college.

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 website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:

Additional documentation to support the submission:

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