Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 61.37
Liaison Suzanne Davis
Submission Date Oct. 26, 2020

STARS v2.2

University of Queensland
AC-11: Open Access to Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.33 / 2.00
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Does the institution offer repository hosting that makes versions of journal articles, book chapters, and other peer-reviewed scholarly works by its employees freely available on the public internet?:

Website URL where the open access repository is available:
A brief description of the open access repository:

The University of Queensland facilitates deposit and archive of metadata for all research outputs and research data authored or co-authored by staff and students affiliated with the institution via the institutional repository, UQ eSpace, managed by the Library. The repository metadata is freely available on the public internet. System functionality is also available to support depositors to upload freely available copies of their works, in compliance with publisher permissions and embargoes.

The University of Queensland's institutional repository, UQ eSpace, aims to create global visibility and accessibility of UQ’s scholarly research by:

• Enhancing discovery of UQ research via search engines such as Google and Trove
• Allowing researchers to deposit publications, datasets and open access materials and to view publication metrics
• Maintaining a complete and accurate record of all UQ research publications and research data sets that feeds into central UQ systems including UQ Researchers and the Academic Portal
• Enabling government reporting such as Australian Research Council’s Excellence in Research for Australia and the Engagement and Impact Assessment
• Supporting the deposit of open access publications to make UQ research globally accessible
• Preserving and making digitised materials accessible to the world including HDR theses, photographs, audio materials, videos, manuscripts and other original works.

Does the institution have a published policy that requires its employees to publish scholarly works open access or archive final post-peer reviewed versions of scholarly works in an open access repository?:

A copy of the institution's open access policy:

The institution's open access policy:

The University's Open Access for UQ Research Publications is online at:

The University of Queensland has a published ‘Open Access for UQ Research Publications’ policy that sets out the requirements for University of Queensland researchers to make publications arising from their research openly available via UQ’s institutional repository, UQ eSpace, as soon as possible following acceptance of the publication, taking into account any restrictions imposed by the publisher and adhering to the specific requirements of the relevant funding body/bodies.
The UQ open access policy is based on the ARC Open Access Policy and the NHMRC Dissemination of Research Findings.
UQ eSpace provides a readily available and accessible self-service means of depositing metadata and full text for works authored by UQ staff and students. The repository also indicates where a work is available open access immediately or after an embargo. This capability incorporates the requirements of the UQ open access policy.
In addition, The University of Queensland is a member of Arxiv, an open archive for scholarly works in a range of sciences including physics, mathematics, computer science, electrical engineering and economics, managed by Cornell University. UQ-affiliated authors can submit pre-prints and other works for timely public distribution.

Does the policy cover the entire institution? :

Does the institution provide an open access article processing charge (APC) fund for employees?:

A brief description of the open access APC fund:

APC funding is managed at the individual Faculty and Institutes and may be accessed via
• Individual Faculty or Institute funds, available at the discretion of the organisational units, and may be full or partial. This kind of funding is not uniform across the institution.
• Funder grants, depending upon the source and criteria associated with the grant
Details on Open Access APC is online, see Open Access Publishing Workflow details at https://web.library.uq.edu.au/node/4488/4

Does the institution provide open access journal hosting services through which peer-reviewed open access journals are hosted on local servers with dedicated staff who provide publishing support at no (or minimal) cost?:

A brief description of the open access journal hosting services:

The University of Queensland no longer provides a journal hosting service. Until recently UQ Library supported access to the Open Journal System (OJS) platform but due to a combination of factors, i.e. content available via other platforms or content not being updated, in consultation with the content custodians, a decision was made to move the existing unique content to UQ eSpace.

UQ eSpace has also facilitated the post-peer review open access publishing of a variety of conference proceedings since 2006.

Estimated percentage of peer-reviewed scholarly works published annually by the institution’s employees that are deposited in a designated open access repository:

Website URL where information about the institution’s support for open access is available:

Additional documentation to support the submission:

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