Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 56.90
Liaison Kristina Hughes
Submission Date March 19, 2019
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):
All

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?:
Yes

A brief description of the open access policy, including the date adopted, any incentives or supports provided, and the repository(ies) used:

UNO Libraries provides an Open Access Fund to finance payment of article processing fees for any UNO author who wishes to publish in an open access journal or hybrid journal. The program has been in operation since 2014 and awards up to $3,500 per author per academic year. http://libguides.unomaha.edu/openaccess/oafund

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:
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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):
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A brief description of how the institution’s library(ies) support open access to research:

UNO Libraries supports open access through an open access fund that provides monetary support for subventions needed in open access journals; administers an institutional repository for UNO faculty to publish open access research and other scholarly output; hosts two open access journals; and promotes affordable content for students through a new Affordable Content grants program.


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