Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 59.36
Liaison Laura Minchella
Submission Date July 30, 2021

STARS v2.2

University of Sydney
AC-11: Open Access to Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Zoe Morrison
Strategy Advisor
Strategy Office
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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 Sydney eScholarship repository collects and provides global access to University of Sydney research. With the exception of Higher Degree by Research theses, the Sydney eScholarship is a self-submission repository open to all University of Sydney researchers.

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:

https://www.sydney.edu.au/policies/showdoc.aspx?recnum=PDOC2014/367&RendNum=0 - The policy and it's associated documents are publicaly available

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:

See https://openjournals.library.sydney.edu.au/ and https://library.sydney.edu.au/collections/sydney-open-journals.html for the platform and a summary of journals. The University of Sydney Library hosts a number of free and open access scholarly journals spanning a wide variety of topics and subject matter. The journals are hosted on Open Journal Systems, an open-source platform developed by the Public Knowledge Project and used by thousands of journals worldwide. The Library hosts a suite of 28 scholarly journals and proceedings on behalf of the University community, including current academic journals, archival material from old journals, and conference proceedings.

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:

The University uses a variety of open access platforms, one of which is our opt-in Sydney eScholarship. This allows for best-practice platforms for discipline-specific research. Our policy also requires staff to make research data sets open access unless covered by exemptions in Section 11 of the Open Access policy.

Many of our HRD (higher degree research) students are also staff members but due to reporting restrictions, are not included in Part 1 and 2. Students completing a HDR degree are required to upload their thesis into an open access platform hosted by the library - https://ses.library.usyd.edu.au/handle/2123/35.
This is governed by the Higher Degree by Research Supervision Policy 2020 - https://www.sydney.edu.au/policies/showdoc.aspx?recnum=PDOC2014/375&RendNum=0

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