Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 60.05
Liaison Beverley Ayeni
Submission Date Dec. 11, 2020

STARS v2.2

University of Toronto Mississauga
AC-11: Open Access to Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Anita Srinivasan
Director, Academic Planning, Policy & Research
Office of the Dean
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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:

UTM uses TSpace, which is “a free and secure research repository established by University of Toronto Libraries to disseminate and preserve the scholarly record of University of Toronto".

In addition, the UTM Library offers a professional typesetting service to distinguish their accepted manuscripts from publishers’ versions.

TSpace is a free and secure research repository established by University of Toronto Libraries to disseminate and preserve the scholarly record of the University of Toronto community, including faculty and graduate student research. All items in TSpace are openly accessible, either immediately or after publisher's embargo period.


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:
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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?:
Yes

A brief description of the open access APC fund:

The University of Toronto Libraries has negotiated discounts on article processing charges (APCs) for researchers looking to publish in a number of Open Access journals.


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:

Journal Production Services at the University of Toronto Libraries support open access publishing at U of T by providing free hosting for academic faculty and student journals on Open Journal Systems (OJS) platform.

OJS is a collaborative, open source publishing platform developed and maintained by the Public Knowledge Project (PKP) that assists with every stage of the refereed publishing process, from submissions through peer review and online publication. Journal publishers have control over their content, editorial workflows, policies, and website interface, while the UTL team provides technical support and troubleshooting for the platform.


Estimated percentage of peer-reviewed scholarly works published annually by the institution’s employees that are deposited in a designated open access repository:
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Website URL where information about the institution’s support for open access is available:
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