Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 71.86
Liaison Nadia Harduar
Submission Date June 19, 2019
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STARS v2.1

University of Ontario Institute of Technology
AC-11: Open Access to Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.00 / 2.00 Nadia Harduar
Asset and Sustainability Planner
Office of Campus Infrastructure and Sustainability
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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):
Some

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?:
No

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

Ontario Tech Tri-Agency Open Access Policy: https://research.ontariotechu.ca/faculty/tri-agency-open-access-policy.php

NSERC and SSHRC researchers are required to make their publications freely available and accessible online at no cost within 12 months of publication. The policy is effective for all grants awarded from May 1, 2015 onward.

CIHR-funded researchers are required to deposit their data in an appropriate public database and make their peer-reviewed publications accessible at no cost within 12 months of publication. This policy applies to all grants awarded January 1, 2008 and onward

Researchers can comply with open access requirements by depositing a copy of their research in the institutional repository, e-scholar.
The cost of publishing in open-access journals is an eligible expense under the Use of Grant Funds, so it is recommended that researchers budget for this in their grant applications. The Library does not pay for or subsidize article-processing charges for open-access publications.


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

https://research.ontariotechu.ca/faculty/tri-agency-open-access-policy.php

The Tri-Agency has created a policy that requires all grant recipients to ensure any peer-reviewed journal publications arising from Agency-supported research be made freely accessible within 12 months of publication.

For research funded in whole or in part by CIHR, this policy applies to all grants awarded January 1, 2008 and onward.
For research funded in whole or in part by NSERC or SSHRC, this policy applies to all grants awarded May 1, 2015 and onward.
For more information on the policy, please visit the Tri-Agency website.

How can researchers adhere to the policy?

Tri-Agency grant recipients can fulfil the requirements of the policy through one of the following actions:

Depositing their final, peer-reviewed manuscript into an institutional or disciplinary online repository that will make the manuscript freely accessible within 12 months of publication (must be allowed by the journal).
Publishing in a journal that offers immediate open-access or that offers open-access on its website within 12 months.
Some journals require authors to pay article processing charges (which can range from $3 to $5,000) to make manuscripts freely available upon publication. The cost of publishing in open-access journals is an eligible expense under the Use of Grant Funds, so it is recommended that researchers budget for this in their grant applications.


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 Campus Library supports open-access by encouraging faculty to deposit the results of their research in e-scholar, the university’s institutional repository. E-scholar is an open-access repository where faculty and students can upload and preserve their research. Researchers publish in the journal of their choosing, then deposit a copy of their final, peer-reviewed manuscript in the institutional repository. For more information, see instructions for depositing work in e-scholar.

Researchers may also deposit copies of their work in disciplinary repositories. For a comprehensive list of disciplinary repositories, please see OpenDOAR.

To look up publisher policies around paid open-access and archiving in institutional and disciplinary repositories, use SHERPA/RoMEO.

Should faculty choose to publish their work in an open-access journal, please note that the Library does not pay for or subsidize article-processing charges for open-access publications. https://guides.library.uoit.ca/openaccess
https://ir.library.dc-uoit.ca/


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