|Overall Rating||Silver - expired|
|Submission Date||March 3, 2017|
Western Kentucky University
AC-11: Open Access to Research
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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):
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:
Open access is mandatory for student thesis and dissertations, but voluntary for faculty/staff research. .
A copy of the institution's open access policy:
The institution's open access policy:
All students, faculty, and staff submitting research must sign the "Copyright Permission for TopSCHOLAR," consenting to the following: "I hereby grant Western Kentucky University the permission to copy, display, perform, distribute for preservation or archiving in any form necessary, this work in TopSCHOLAR™digital repository for worldwide unrestricted access in perpetuity."
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:
TopSCHOLAR is a digital repository and publishing platform that provides open access to scholarly works created by the faculty, students, and staff at Western Kentucky University. It ensures that the intellectual output of WKU is archived and shared worldwide.
The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
Information provided by Deana Groves.