Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 57.87
Liaison Elias Platte-Bermeo
Submission Date July 29, 2021

STARS v2.2

University of Southern California
AC-11: Open Access to Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.67 / 2.00 Elias Platte-Bermeo
Sustainability Program Assistant
Office of 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?:
Yes

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

USC follows NIH requirements, which have established a Public Access Policy, which mandates that journal articles that arise from NIH funding must be submitted to PubMed central for open access.

More information: https://research.usc.edu/policies/sponsored-research/

USC also hosts a digital library which contains publications, unpublished research, and presentations by faculty of the University of Southern California
Website Link: http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/digital/collection/p15799coll84


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?:
No

A copy of the institution's open access policy:
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The institution's open access policy:

USC does not 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. However, USC does have subscriptions with some vendors, the cost of which covers article processing charges if scholars opt to publish in an open access mode.


Does the policy cover the entire institution? :
No

Does the institution provide an open access article processing charge (APC) fund for employees?:
No

A brief description of the open access APC fund:

USC Libraries does not have a fund for this, but does have subscriptions with some vendors, the cost of which covers article processing charges if scholars opt to publish in an open access mode.

Select USC Libraries journal subscription agreements may be modified to transformative or read-publish agreements that would allow for no article processing charges for USC authors accepted for publication in Open Access journals. These agreements are in place for Cambridge University Press and Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) for 2021-2023.


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?:
No

A brief description of the open access journal hosting services:

USC Libraries provides access (including indexing) to peer-reviewed open access journals through its catalog. The contents of these journals are hosted on the publisher’s servers and not hosted on local servers.


Estimated percentage of peer-reviewed scholarly works published annually by the institution’s employees that are deposited in a designated open access repository:
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Website URL where information about the institution’s support for open access is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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