Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 53.92
Liaison Mat Thijssen
Submission Date Oct. 26, 2021

STARS v2.2

University of Waterloo
AC-11: Open Access to Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.33 / 2.00 Mat Thijssen
Sustainability Manager
Sustainability Office
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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 university supports open access in a variety of ways including provision of an institutional repository to meet Tri Agency Open Access Policy requirements as of 2015, a service to review researcher publications lists, identify those that can be made open access and facilitate deposit, mandatory deposit of masters and PhD theses and dissertations, provision of a repository for research data with a research data management consultation service, provision of a platform for publishing open access journals, discounts on open access journal fees through publisher agreements, support of open access organizations such as arXiv and Bioline International, provision of workshops on author rights and open access deposit, and education on open educational resources. The Open Scholarship Committee serves as the primary forum for collaboration regarding open access on campus. Central resources provided by Waterloo to facilitate the efforts above help reduce or eliminate fees for individual faculty members to pursue open access. The campus takes part annually in Open Access Week. For more information visit the open access guide https://uwaterloo.ca/library/open-access-guide.

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:
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 Library’s Digital Initiatives department provides hosting for open access journals, the technical infrastructure, basic initial training on the OJS platform, and ongoing technical support.

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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