Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.78
Liaison Imad Alsyouf
Submission Date March 4, 2022

STARS v2.2

University of Sharjah
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 Scientific Publishing Unit supports the mission of enhancing the university's reputation and achieving its objectives through the scientific publications of the University which aim to serve society and build knowledge in social and human sciences in pure and applied sciences and engineering, in addition to making various scientific publications accessible to the academic community and to the general public.

The units publish books and journals. The books are categorized as teaching, references or knowledge enrichment types. Three journals are published within the unit as follows:

1. University of Sharjah Journal for Humanities and Social Sciences.

مجلة جامعة الشارقة للعلوم الانسانية والاجتماعية

2. University Of Sharjah Journal for Sharia and Islamic studies.مجلة جامعة الشارقة للعلوم الشرعية والدراسات الاسلامية

3. University Of Sharjah Journal for Law sciences. مجلة جامعة الشارقة للعلوم القانونية

The main objectives of the scientific publishing unit include continuous improvement of the quality of scientific publications that have been peer reviewed, in an attempt to ensure that such articles meet standards of quality and scientific validity.
More details: https://www.sharjah.ac.ae/en/Research/spu/Pages/dw.aspx

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:

Open Access Policy

It is the policy of the Scientific Publishing Unit at the University of Sharjah that all issues and articles of the UoS Sharia and Islamic Studies are made freely available online. The Publishing Unit's open access policy seeks to make knowledge exchange easy and fruitful for local and international readers. Authors who seek to publish in this journal are therefore required to accept the university's open access policy. According to this policy, articles may be accessed and reused by all readers regardless of their affiliations. Readers are also allowed to copy and transfer the published articles or elaborate on them without any prior authorization or financial charges. Authors shall neither pay a submission fee nor a publication fee.

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:

University provides 2000 AED as publication charges.

Article (42) The Dean may approve coverage of publishing academic research in international scientific conferences and gatherings when there is an approved financing of research for the faculty member concerned with publishing. This can be achieved if he/she implements a research project in his capacity as principal investigator, associate investigator, coordinator, or member of a research group. The publishing amount shall be deducted from the research general budget for the research or the research group. As for the research projects that fall outside the framework of funded projects or research groups, these are covered by the budget of the scientific research. The Dean may approve the price cost immediately provided the amount does not exceed AED 2000. Should the application exceed the approved amount, the Chancellor’s approval must be obtained upon recommendation of the Dean.

Link: https://www.sharjah.ac.ae/en/Research/rf/Documents/Research%20Bylaws/Research-Regulations_EN.pdf

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:

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:

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