Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 58.49
Liaison Cody Friend
Submission Date Feb. 13, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

University of Nebraska at Omaha
AC-11: Open Access to Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Sarah Burke
Sustainability Coordinator
Student Affairs
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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:

To encourage the University community to publish their research in open access platforms, the Criss Library has established a fund to finance payment of article processing fees for UNO authors who wish to publish in open access journals or open access articles in hybrid journals. Open access funds demonstrate an institution's support for new and innovative research publishing models. This program was adopted in 2014 with a funding limit of $3,500 per author per academic year.

Goals of the program:
- Support for UNO affiliated authors who wish to publish open access
- Support for transition to a more sustainable scholarly publishing model
- Greater equality of access to information
- Greater visibility and accessibility of UNO scholarship
- Encouragement of authors to retain rights to their work

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 library supports open access in a variety of ways. Since 2014, the library has supported an open access fund to provide monetary support for fees incurred when faculty publish in open access journals. Additionally, the library administers an institutional repository to showcase the research and scholarly output of members of the UNO community. The institutional repository also hosts two open access journals.


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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