Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 65.58
Liaison Jim Walker
Submission Date March 2, 2020

STARS v2.2

University of Texas at Austin
AC-11: Open Access to Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.67 / 2.00 Jim Walker
Director of Sustainability, Financial, and Administrative Services
University Operations
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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 Texas Data Repository is a platform for publishing and archiving small datasets (and other data products) created by faculty, staff, and students at Texas higher education institutions. The repository is built in an open­source application called Dataverse, originally developed and used by Harvard University.

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:

Each staff member grants to The University of Texas at Austin permission to make available his or her scholarly articles and conference papers online, and to copy, display, perform, and distribute the work as needed. More specifically, staff members retain their copyright and grant to The University of Texas at Austin a nonexclusive, irrevocable, worldwide license to exercise rights under copyright relating to their scholarly articles and conference papers, in any medium and authorize others to do the same for educational, research, and personal uses, provided the works are not sold for profit. The policy applies to all scholarly articles and conference papers authored or co-authored while the person is a staff member of UT Libraries except for any works completed before the adoption of this policy. Upon request by a staff member, the UT Libraries’ Director or Director’s designate will waive application of the license for a particular article or delay access for a specified period of time.

Each author will provide an electronic copy of the author’s final version of each work no later than the date of its publication at no charge to the appropriate representative of the Director in an appropriate format (such as PDF).

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:

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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