Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 57.98
Liaison Jay Price
Submission Date March 6, 2020
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STARS v2.1

University of Tennessee at Knoxville
AC-11: Open Access to Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 2.00 Jay Price
Sustainability Manager
Facilities Services
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How many of the institution’s research-producing divisions are covered by a published open access policy that ensures that versions of future scholarly articles by faculty and staff are deposited in a designated open access repository? (All, Some or None):

Which of the following best describes the open access policy? (Mandatory or Voluntary):
Mandatory (or mandatory with a waiver option)

Does the institution provide financial incentives to support faculty members with article processing and other open access publication charges?:

A brief description of the open access policy, including the date adopted, any incentives or supports provided, and the repository(ies) used:

The policy supports individuals in sharing their works publicly. All authors agree to make their work open using means that work for them. The Policy on Open Access to Scholarly Works was adopted by faculty members of the UT Libraries in November 2015. The repository is TRACE (Tennessee Research and Creative Exchange), which is a project of the Libraries. Support includes the Open Publishing Support Fund, which helps graduate students and faculty publish openly.

A copy of the institution's open access policy:
The institution's open access policy:
The website URL where the open access repository is available:
Estimated percentage of scholarly articles published annually by the institution’s faculty and staff that are deposited in a designated open access repository (0-100):

A brief description of how the institution’s library(ies) support open access to research:

UT has the Open Publishing Support Fund, sponsored by the Office of Research and Engagement and UT Libraries, that helps UT authors publish in open access journals that charge article processing fees. UT also hosts the Tennessee Research and Creative Exchange (TRACE), a digital archive to showcase and preserve published and unpublished works, as well as Newfound Press, which is an open access, digital imprint of UT Libraries. Additionally, UT has memberships with several open access groups and publishers, such as Biomed Central, Compact of Open Access Equity, PeerJ, and Scholarly Publishing & Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC).

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

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