Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 73.80
Liaison Corey Peterson
Submission Date June 2, 2022

STARS v2.2

University of Tasmania
AC-11: Open Access to Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Sustainability Team
Infrastructure Services and Development
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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 University of Tasmania Open Access Repository (OAR) is the central online location for collecting, preserving and revealing the University's scholarly outputs for worldwide discovery and access.
The University's OAR includes:
- University research outputs submitted to the University's Web Access Research Portal (WARP) and eligible for Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA)
- Higher Degree Research theses
- Self-deposited unpublished grey literature scholarly outputs (i.e. conference papers, technical reports)
- Self-deposited Coursework Masters and Honours theses
- Items from the University's Library Special and Rare Collections
Indexed by Google Scholar, TROVE, CORE and BASE.

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:

Research Policy (https://www.utas.edu.au/policy/policies)
University researchers will develop research outputs in accordance with national and international standards and, wherever possible, share research outputs as openly for free dissemination to support knowledge creation and increase the value, influence, and impact of their research to the end-users of research in local, national and global communitites and the academy.

The Research Policy applies to all University researchers with research outputs. The Research Policy is supported by the Open Access Procedure (https://utas.libguides.com/ld.php?content_id=50271171) and the Publication and Dissemination of Research Procedure (https://www.utas.edu.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0003/1548210/Publication-and-Dissemination-of-Research-Procedure.pdf).
Voluntary submission of research outputs to the Institutional OA Repository by other members of the University community and the wider Tasmanian community is encouraged, to achieve the benefits of Open Access wherever possible.

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:

New Read and Publish agreements provided by the Library offers APC payment to hundreds of selected journal titles from specific publishers from 2022. Staff/students publishing in a journal from a publisher with whom we have an agreement would be exempt of paying APCs. This is an ongoing agreement.
Further information on Read and Publish agreements https://caul.libguides.com/read-and-publish/home

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:

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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