Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 49.94
Liaison Jane Stewart
Submission Date March 3, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Washington and Lee University
AC-11: Open Access to Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.00 / 2.00 John Tombarge
University Librarian
University Library
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

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):
None / Don't Know

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

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 Provost office has funds that can be used for this purpose, but they are not devoted to this purpose.

We have no set policy, but we use DSpace, and the Law School uses Digital Commons from BEPress.

A copy of the institution's open access policy:

The institution's open access policy:


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:

First, Lever Press is a publisher of open access, digital scholarship created by the Oberlin Group consortium of liberal arts college libraries across the country. It focuses on the humanities, the arts, and social sciences, but publishes works in all fields relevant to faculty in liberal arts colleges.

Second, the library has joined the Open Library of the Humanities as institutional members. OLH currently supports academic journals from several humanities disciplines and hosts its own multidisciplinary journal.

Third, the library is supporting the Directory of Open Access Journals along with 29 other VIVA (Virtual Library of Virginia) member institutions.

Lastly, we are beginning an outreach campaign aimed at collecting more faculty scholarship for inclusion in W&L’s Digital Archive, which is our open access institutional repository. We have been collecting student work, particularly honors theses and capstone projects, in the DA for approximately 6 years.

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

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution or simply email your inquiry to stars@aashe.org.