Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 59.88
Liaison Alex Frank
Submission Date April 14, 2022

STARS v2.2

University of Wisconsin-Madison
AC-11: Open Access to Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.33 / 2.00 Alex Frank
Sustainability Analyst
Office of 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?:
Yes

Website URL where the open access repository is available:
A brief description of the open access repository:

MINDS@UW is the University of Wisconsin's open access institutional repository. MINDS@UW is designed to store, index, distribute, and preserve the scholarly digital materials of the University of Wisconsin. Content, which is deposited directly by UW System faculty and staff, may include research papers, pre-prints, datasets, photographs, videos, theses, conference papers, or other scholarly content in digital form. Deposited content is required to be openly accessible and is currently only embargoed in the case of intellectual property issues. The content is then distributed through a searchable Web interface, the library catalog, and Google. MINDS@UW uses DSpace software.


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 Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education provides subventions for the publication of peer-reviewed through-written scholarly monographs. This program is open to tenure-track faculty of any rank. The program does not support translations, anthologies or page fees for articles.

The aims of the subvention program are as follows:

- To lower the list price of books by UW faculty thereby facilitating increased dissemination of their work;
- To further support the ecosystem of scholarly publishing in the humanities and qualitative social sciences;
- To provide additional levels of support for open-access monograph publishing; and
- To provide additional levels of support for heavily illustrated monographs.

Application for funding are made to the Associate Vice Chancellor for Arts and Humanities after the peer-review process has been successfully completed and the publisher has committed to the project. Applications can be made at any time.


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?:
No

A brief description of the open access journal hosting services:
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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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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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UW-Madison does not currently have an open access policy in place.

In Spring of 2016, the shared governance committee on libraries drafted a resolution in support of an open access policy for UW-Madison. A draft policy was circulated to various campus governance groups including the Faculty Senate which declined to pass a policy at that time.

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