Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 49.76
Liaison Aurora Sharrard
Submission Date Feb. 28, 2018
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STARS v2.1

University of Pittsburgh
AC-11: Open Access to Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.00 / 2.00 Gena Kovalcik
Mascaro Center for Sustainable Innovation
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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:

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 ULS at the University of Pittsburgh supports Article Processing Charges with its Author Fee Fund. (Information and policy about this fund here: https://www.library.pitt.edu/open-access-author-fee-fund-policy. ) The institutional repository, D-Scholarship@Pitt, contains all of the electronic theses and dissertations produced by the university and a growing number of faculty outputs. The repository is connected to the Faculty Information System, allowing researchers to connect their profiles with their deposited publications with ease.

The library also has a robust library publishing initiative with over 40 open access journals. These journals are edited by faculty and students at the University of Pittsburgh as well as external organizations and scholars. The library also hosts several subject-based archives, including the Archive of European Integration, Industry Studies Working Papers, and Phil-Sci Archive. In alignment with this work, the ULS is a development partner for infrastructure to support open access through the Public Knowledge Project.

The ULS’s Office of Scholarly Communication and Publishing has more information and resources available on the website https://library.pitt.edu/oscp

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

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