Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 46.29
Liaison Thomas Frazer
Submission Date March 4, 2022

STARS v2.2

University of South Florida
AC-11: Open Access to Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.67 / 2.00 Thomas Frazer
College of Marine Science
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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:

USF Libraries’ open access initiatives is supported by the Digital Scholarship Services.

"Digital Scholarship Services
Digital Scholarship Services (DSS) supports USF faculty and graduate student research productivity and enhances the impact of that effort across the global research landscape. To advance this mission, DSS:
Builds open-access, high-impact digital research collections to drive the creation of new knowledge.
Advocates for author rights and promotes scholarly publishing literacy.
Helps USF researchers move their work through the various stages of the research lifecycle.
Partners with faculty to present and preserve their research online.
Preserves long-term access to digital content via an institutional repository of USF scholarly publications and a digital repository for primary source collections..
Explores and strategically deploys emerging technology applications.
The DSS employs a cadre of functional specialists in scholarly communication outreach, open access publishing, GIS, copyright and intellectual property support, data management, and digitization who work closely with the Research Platform Teams to offer comprehensive enhanced library services."

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 USF Tampa Library strives to develop and encourage research collaboration and initiatives throughout all areas of campus. Members of the USF community are encouraged to deposit their research with Scholar Commons. This program commits to assisting faculty, staff, and students in all stages of the deposit process, to managing their work to optimize access/readership, and to ensure long-term preservation. Long-term preservation and increasing accessibility will increase citation rates and highlight the research accomplishes of this campus. Scholar Commons has a direct impact on the University’s four strategic goals: student success, research innovation, sound financial management, and creating new partnerships.

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:

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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