Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 69.24
Liaison Rob Andrejewski
Submission Date March 4, 2022

STARS v2.2

University of Richmond
AC-11: Open Access to Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.33 / 2.00 Rob Andrejewski
Director of Sustainability
Office for Sustainability
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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 Richmond's Scholarship Repository brings together and provides open access to the intellectual content of its faculty, students and many centers and programs. The repository includes a broad spectrum of materials and formats, including written scholarship by faculty and students.

UR Scholarship Repository is an open-access compliant institutional repository, with content freely accessible to the world and searchable via Google Scholar and other search engines. All current and emeritus faculty and staff can deposit their work in this repository into their communities (their home departments) by contacting their respective library. Published and unpublished works of current and emeritus faculty and staff may be uploaded into the repository. Images, video and audio may be uploaded as well.

All works in UR Scholarship Repository are publicly available; the only items that may not be available are those under temporary embargo by the publisher or the author.

Material in copyright is only posted with the approval of the copyright owner or subject to the doctrine of fair use. It is our belief that all material posted on this site meets these criteria or is out of copyright, but please contact Crista LaPrade, Digital Asset Management & Preservation Administrator, if you believe an item or items do not meet these criteria and should be taken down.

UR Scholarship Repository is organized and made accessible by the University Libraries and William Taylor Muse Law Library.

Any questions should be directed to Crista LaPrade, Digital Asset Management & Preservation Administrator, University Libraries at claprade@richmond.edu or Sam Cabo, Digital Resources Librarian, William Taylor Muse Law Library at scabo@richmond.edu.

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:

This is decided on a departmental basis. While there is no institutional commitment, the repository is seen as an asset.

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:

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:


Heroism Science (https://scholarship.richmond.edu/heroism-science/ and Interdisciplinary Journal of Leadership Studies (https://scholarship.richmond.edu/ijls/) are both peer reviewed.

Crista LaPrade and Sam Cabo in the Law library as “staff who provide publishing support”.

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:

Scholarship Repository and Open Access: https://scholarship.richmond.edu/

Faculty Learning Community: https://provost.richmond.edu/faculty-development/faculty-learning-communities/2016-2017%20Communities/new-models.html

Information provided by Crista LaPrade, Digital Asset Management and Preservation Administrator, and Samantha Guss, Social Sciences Librarian for Data, Statistics, & Government Information

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