Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 57.64
Liaison Sean MacInnes
Submission Date Feb. 7, 2019
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STARS v2.1

University of North Carolina, Greensboro
AC-11: Open Access to Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Marianne LeGreco
Associate Professor
Communication Studies
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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:

NC DOCKS is a cooperative effort to make the scholarly output of the University of North Carolina System more available to the world. Current institutional participants include Appalachian State University, East Carolina University, North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics, UNC Charlotte, UNC Greensboro, UNC Pembroke, UNC Wilmington, and Western Carolina University. NC DOCKS includes many full text articles, audio recordings, dissertations, and other formats. All materials are indexed by Google and are freely available to scholars and researchers world-wide.


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

NC DOCKS is a cooperative effort to make the scholarly output of the University of North Carolina System more available to the world. Current institutional participants include Appalachian State University, East Carolina University, North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics, UNC Charlotte, UNC Greensboro, UNC Pembroke, UNC Wilmington, and Western Carolina University. NC DOCKS includes many full text articles, audio recordings, dissertations, and other formats. All materials are indexed by Google and are freely available to scholars and researchers world-wide.


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:

The UNCG Library has adopted a robust policy on open access for all
research. See
http://library.uncg.edu/services/scholarly_communication/open_access_policy.aspx

To reduce barriers to open access publishing and to support UNCG's full-time faculty, full-time EPA employees, and enrolled graduate students who choose open access publishing as the best venue for their work, the University Libraries and the Office of Research & Economic Development established the Open Access Publishing Fund, which is funded at $11,500.

Detailed information on financial support can be found here:
http://uncg.libguides.com/c.php?g=83558&p=536536


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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The library is not a separate research-producing division but is integrated throughout the campus. Nevertheless, their policy is not binding for all the other units on campus. The UNCG Faculty Senate may take up this issue in the near future but it has not been a priority due to other more pressing matters.

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