Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 46.15
Liaison Jessica Bilecki
Submission Date March 4, 2021

STARS v2.2

University of the Pacific
AC-11: Open Access to Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.33 / 2.00 Michele Gibney
Digital Repository Coordinator
University 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:

Scholarly Commons is a service of the University of the Pacific Libraries. Research, scholarship and creative works included here have been selected and deposited by the individual colleges, departments and centers of the University. Online access is provided to both published and unpublished works by the University of the Pacific community including journal articles, books, book chapters, theses, dissertations, reports, conference proceedings, teaching materials, data sets, university publications, digital and multimedia collections. In addition to deposited works, Scholarly Commons is publishing original knowledge in the form of several journals, conferences and open educational resources (OER). Contributions to this repository showcase the intellectual and creative output of University of the Pacific faculty, students, alumni and staff, ensuring 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:

The institution does not have an official or mandated open access policy, however, it is the intent to post openly available versions of faculty and student written journal articles to the institutional repository based on publisher copyright policies whenever possible.


Does the policy cover the entire institution? :
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Does the institution provide an open access article processing charge (APC) fund for employees?:
No

A brief description of the open access APC fund:

N/A


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:

Our institutional repository at Pacific, Scholarly Commons, offers free journal hosting, built-in editorial tools, and support to all faculty and students. The Head of Publishing and Scholarship Support helps with creating journal webpages, logos, design, training and ongoing support. She also registers for an ISSN for the journal and works to add harvesting to places such as the Directory of Open Access Journals.


Estimated percentage of peer-reviewed scholarly works published annually by the institution’s employees that are deposited in a designated open access repository:
25

Website URL where information about the institution’s support for open access is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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