Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 66.65
Liaison John Gardner
Submission Date Nov. 27, 2019
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University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
AC-11: Open Access to Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 John Gardner
Sustainability Planning & Policy Analyst
Office of Sustainability
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How many of the institution’s research-producing divisions are covered by a published open access policy that ensures that versions of future scholarly articles by faculty and staff are deposited in a designated open access repository? (All, Some or None):

Which of the following best describes the open access policy? (Mandatory or Voluntary):
Voluntary (strictly opt-in)

Does the institution provide financial incentives to support faculty members with article processing and other open access publication charges?:

A brief description of the open access policy, including the date adopted, any incentives or supports provided, and the repository(ies) used:

The UWM Libraries and the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning work in partnership to support Open Educational Resource discovery and adoption in courses. Please contact Kristin Woodward and Jessica Hutchings if you would like more information: open-textbooks@uwm.edu.
UWM Digital Commons, a service of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Libraries, is an open-access, virtual showcase for UWM’s research and creative profiles. Members of the UWM academic community are encouraged to contribute any completed scholarship for long-term preservation and worldwide electronic accessibility.
UWM Libraries Digital Collections
This is a university repository providing access to the institution's photographic collections. These include Thomas and Jean Ross Bliffert Postcard, W.O. Field and Harrison Forman Collections, Milwaukee Repertory Theater and Golda Meir.
UWM Open-Access Publication (UOAP) Fund
The UWM Open-Access Publication (UOAP) Fund has been established to underwrite article processing fees for open-access journals when funds are not otherwise available.

A copy of the institution's open access policy:

The institution's open access policy:

UWM Digital Commons
Members of the UWM academic community are encouraged to contribute scholarship for long-term preservation and worldwide electronic accessibility.

Including work in the UWM Digital Commons provides the scholar with institutional recognition. Work is placed in the university context, side-by-side with the scholarly and creative contributions of one’s colleagues. The work is assured a stable, visible online location that is searchable and citable. Submitting work may also address the data-sharing requirements of some grants. UWM Digital Commons offers citation services, as well as the possibility to create a journal.

A wide range of digital material can be placed in UWM Digital Commons, including, but not limited to, video files, articles and preprints, technical reports, dissertations and theses, practicum and capstone projects, audio files, working papers, conference papers and presentations, out of copyright books in digital format, and data sets.

National Institutes of Health (NIH) Public Access Policy
To help advance science and improve human health, the NIH Public Access Policy requires scientists to submit journal articles that arise from NIH-funded projects to its digital archive, PubMed Central, upon acceptance for publication. Eligibility Requirements This policy applies if your peer-reviewed article is based on work (in whole or in part) and arises from: Any funding from an NIH grant or cooperative agreement active in Fiscal Year 2008 or beyond. Direct funding from a contract signed on or after April 7, 2008. Direct funding from the NIH Intramural Program. Employment by the NIH. Compliance with the policy is mandatory and affects three areas: Copyright agreements with publishers: Authors should review the publication agreement (or similar copyright transfer agreement) to ensure it allows the paper to be posted to PubMed Central. Submitting the article to NIH: Follow one of four possible methods to submit the paper to ubMed Central. Citations in applications and articles sent to NIH: All applications or reports to NIH must include the PMC reference number when citing applicable papers. Failure to comply with this statutory requirement will delay the processing of NIH continuation funding as well as future awards.

The website URL where the open access repository is available:
Estimated percentage of scholarly articles published annually by the institution’s faculty and staff that are deposited in a designated open access repository (0-100):

A brief description of how the institution’s library(ies) support open access to research:

UWM Digital Commons & the Open-Access Publication (UOAP) Fund
The UWM Libraries are committed to supporting the ability of our faculty and researchers to participate more fully in the scholarly publication process. There are currently more than 10,000 open access journal titles and some of these require that the authors pay a fee once their article is accepted for publication. This business model helps to support the continuous, open dissemination of an author’s research to an international audience of scientists, researchers, faculty, and other interested parties.

The UWM Open-Access Publication (UOAP) Fund has been established to underwrite article processing fees for open-access journals when funds are not otherwise available. Research funded by grants or gifts that allow grant funds to be used for article processing fees (regardless of whether that particular grant had budgeted for such fees) will be given lower priority and publications which do not have grants or gifts support will be given a higher priority. UOAP funds are intended to be a funding source of last resort. The fund is supported through Indirect Funds made available to the UWM Libraries.

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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