Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.76
Liaison Shahrzad Tehrani
Submission Date Jan. 14, 2022

STARS v2.2

University of Washington, Bothell
AC-11: Open Access to Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

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 ResearchWorks Archive is the University of Washington's digital repository (also known as "institutional repository") for disseminating scholarly work produced by the UW community, providing open access to articles.

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:
On June 1, 2018, the Faculty of the University of Washington adopted an Open Access Policy intended to make their research and scholarship freely and widely available to the people of Washington and the broader research community. This policy is similar to open access policies enacted at dozens of other universities across the country and reflects University’s commitment to contribute to the public good through the widest possible sharing of its research and scholarship. UW Faculty Senate Open Access Policy Purpose As a public university, the University of Washington is dedicated to making its research and scholarship freely and widely available to the people of Washington and the broader research community. In addition to the public benefit, the following policy is intended to serve faculty interests by: promoting the visibility and accessibility of their work, resulting in greater impact and recognition; helping them retain distribution rights; and aiding preservation of the scholarly record. Policy and Grant of Rights Faculty grant to the University a non-exclusive, irrevocable, worldwide license to exercise, and to allow others to exercise, any and all rights under copyright relating to his or her scholarly articles, in any medium, for the purpose of making their articles freely and widely available in an open access repository. This policy does not transfer copyright ownership to the University. Scope and Waiver This policy applies to all scholarly articles authored or co-authored while a person is a member of the Faculty except for articles completed before the adoption of this policy. The Provost or Provost’s designate will waive this requirement or delay access for a specified period of time for a particular article upon express direction by the Faculty member. Grant of such a waiver or delay is mandatory, not at the discretion of any person or group. Deposit of Articles To assist the University in archiving and disseminating scholarly articles, the Faculty commit to helping the University obtain copies of their articles. Specifically, each Faculty member who does not obtain a waiver to deposit in the Institutional repository will endeavor to provide an electronic copy of the final accepted (post-peer review) manuscripts of his or her articles to the University for inclusion in the institutional repository or notify the University that the article will be available elsewhere on an open access basis. Implementation and Oversight of Policy The Provost or Provost’s designate will be responsible for implementing and interpreting this policy and recommending changes to the Faculty from time to time. In implementing this policy the Provost or Provost’s designate will strive to maximize Faculty participation by providing appropriate technology and other support to facilitate article deposit.

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:
The University of Washington Libraries Journal Hosting Service is a full-service publishing option for those interested in starting a new journal or relocating an existing title. The service aim is to provide a journal hosting solution to increase access to and improve dissemination of UW scholarship. UW Libraries provides server space plus support and training for the use of this publishing platform. University of Washington faculty who are associated with the publishing functions of an open access, peer-reviewed journal or who want to start a new venture are invited to apply for consideration. https://www.lib.washington.edu/scholpub/scholarly-publishing-services/open-journal-system

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:
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Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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