Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 55.86
Liaison Albert Motel
Submission Date Sept. 16, 2021

STARS v2.2

Villanova University
AC-11: Open Access to Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.33 / 2.00 Liesel Schwarz
Sustainability Manager
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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:

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:

Falvey Memorial Library’s SOAR (Scholarship Open Access Reserve) Fund provides financial support to members of the Villanova community who are interested in publishing high quality open access publications. Limited SOAR funds are available to faculty, staff, and students affiliated with Villanova at the time of submission; authors may individually receive up to $3,000 per fiscal year to pay for book or journal open access fees/APCs. Please see the SOAR Fund page for more information on selection criterial and other requirements.


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:

Falvey Memorial Library provides open access journal hosting services for Villanova faculty and Library partners using Open Journal Services (OJS). The publishing service provides local hosting and support, peer-review functionality, basic journal website design, copyright assistance, and editor/administrator training on the OJS system at no cost. This service is currently supported by two staff members, a scholarly communications librarian and a library technology developer. The current list of journals published by Falvey Library is available here.

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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