Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 70.12
Liaison Amir Nadav
Submission Date March 5, 2021

STARS v2.2

University of St. Thomas
AC-11: Open Access to Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.33 / 2.00 Ann Zawistoski
Associate Director for Research & Outreach
University of St. Thomas Libraries
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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:

The University of St. Thomas' Research Online is a digital repository intended to collect, organize, disseminate, preserve and increase the impact of and highlight the scholarly work created or sponsored by faculty, students or staff of the University of St. Thomas. Research Online is administered by the University of St. Thomas, Minnesota Libraries' staff who work with university departments, research centers, and individual faculty to select, submit, and manage content. Members of the academic community are invited to contribute their completed scholarship for long-term preservation and worldwide electronic accessibility.


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:
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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:
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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?:
Yes

A brief description of the open access journal hosting services:

We host open access journals on our institutional repository, Research Online, ir.stthomas.edu. Library staff will work with university departments, research centers, and individual faculty to select, submit, and manage content.


Estimated percentage of peer-reviewed scholarly works published annually by the institution’s employees that are deposited in a designated open access repository:
4.40

Website URL where information about the institution’s support for open access is available:
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The estimated annual percentage of peer-reviewed scholarly works by the institution’s employees that are deposited in an open access repository is based on publications between 1/1/2020 - 12/31/2020. There were 10 full-text publications from St. Thomas employees in our repository during that period. A search on SCOPUS and the institutional repository for the same timeframe found 227 articles written by St. Thomas authors.

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