Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 67.15
Liaison Andrea Trimble
Submission Date March 4, 2021

STARS v2.2

University of Virginia
AC-11: Open Access to Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.33 / 2.00 Dana Schroeder
Sustainability Outreach and Engagement Specialist
Office for Sustainability
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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:

LibraOpen is a scholarly repository hosted by the University of Virginia Library, for works created by UVA-affiliated researchers. The work is preserved, assigned a DOI, and linked to the ORCID ID of the author(s). In addition, the work is discoverable through the library catalog, and globally through search engines.

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:

Revised Resolution on Open Access and Scholarship (OPT-IN POLICY, NOT SUFFICIENT FOR STARS CREDIT)

Prepared by the Senate Task Force on Scholarly Publications and Authors’ Rights

WHEREAS: According to the constitution and by-laws of the Faculty Senate of the
University of Virginia: “The Faculty Senate represents all faculties of the University with respect to all academic functions such as the establishment and termination of degree programs, major modifications of requirements for existing degrees, and action affecting all faculties, or more than one faculty, of the University;” and

WHEREAS: In the interest of preserving its historical commitment to producing and disseminating knowledge in the public interest, the Faculty Senate of the University of Virginia is dedicated to making the research and scholarship of the faculty of the University of Virginia as widely available as possible.

NOW THEREFORE the Faculty Senate of the University of Virginia hereby adopts
and endorses the following policy relating to copyrights in scholarly articles
authored by the faculty and encourages the development of an open access program
for the University as provided below:

--Each Faculty member at the University of Virginia is encouraged to reserve a
nonexclusive, irrevocable, non-commercial, global license to exercise any and all rights under copyright relating to each of her or his scholarly articles, in any medium, and to authorize others to do the same.
--To enable public access to and preservation of scholarly articles, each faculty member is encouraged to provide an electronic version of the article as to which the necessary rights have been retained, to the University Library for deposit in a repository at such time as the Library might make such services available to faculty.
--The University Library’s continued development of a digital repository for the University is strongly endorsed.
--The University Library is encouraged to enable deposit of faculty works for which sufficient rights have been retained in the repository and to continue to offer information services relating to author’s rights and copyright to University faculty in support of open access.

The Senate shall continue the existence of the Task Force on Scholarly Publications and Authors’ Rights to monitor developments in scholarly licensing practices and copyright law, to work with the Library and faculty to develop a useful and easily managed scholarly repository for faculty scholarship, and to report to the Senate each year on the progress of this Resolution. The Task Force shall continue until such time as, in the judgment of the Executive Council of the Faculty Senate, the continuation of the Task Force is no longer useful

Resolution Forming the Senate Task Force on Scholarly Publications and Author’s Rights
Whereas: The Faculty Senate adoption of the “Revised Resolution on Open Access and Scholarship” in 2010 called for a “Task Force on Scholarly Publications and Authors’ Rights; and

Whereas: Open access, access to scholarly publications and author’s rights continue to be at the forefront of both intramural and extramural deliberations; and

Whereas: The implications for both dissemination and access to scholarly works are critically important for the academic life of our faculty.

Be it Resolved: The University of Virginia Faculty Senate reconstitutes the “Senate Task Force on Scholarly Publications and Author’s Rights” as an ad hoc committee as provided by the Constitution and Bylaws of the Senate. The following constraints shall be observed as part of this observation:

Nominations for participation on the ad hoc committee shall be solicited during the 5 business days immediately following Nov. 22nd 2019 Faculty Senate adoption of this resolution. Nominations may include non-senators from the Faculty at large.
EXCO shall appoint no less than 5 and no more than 7 members for this committee.
Other participants:
The Chair of the Faculty Senate “Research, Teaching and Scholarship” committee shall serve as a voting member.
John Unsworth, Brandon Butler and Maite Brandt-Pearce or their designated proxies shall serve ex officio.
The committee is specifically charged with formulating and presenting a resolution regarding an Open Access policy to EXCO no later than April 1, 2020.5)The role of the committee will terminate on May 30th2020 unless renewed by a new motion at the pleasure of EXCO
Feature Date:
Wednesday, December 11, 2019

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:

https://aperio.press/ Operated by the University of Virginia Library, Aperio Journals publishes discipline-leading, high-quality open access journals that are freely and immediately available online. By removing price and permission barriers for readers everywhere we increase the dissemination, visibility, accessibility, and impact of research and scholarship across the disciplines.

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:

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