Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 53.78
Liaison Elissa Brown
Submission Date Feb. 7, 2020

STARS v2.2

Whitman College
AC-11: Open Access to Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.67 / 2.00 Elissa Brown
Campus Sustainability Coordinator
Office of Sustainability, Physical Plant Services
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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:

ARMINDA (Accessible Research Materials in Digital Archives) is a repository maintained by Penrose Library that showcases works by the Whitman College community. The mission of ARMINDA is to collect and preserve scholarly and creative works by Whitman College faculty, students, and staff with preference given to materials that can be made openly accessible. These include student honors theses and a selection of other student works as well as faculty scholarship. ARMINDA collections also preserve digital/digitized holdings of the Whitman College and Northwest Archives and other digital collections from college sources.


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:

There have been institutional discussions about a formal OA policy. At this time, a formal policy has not been established.


Does the policy cover the entire institution? :
No

Does the institution provide an open access article processing charge (APC) fund for employees?:
No

A brief description of the open access APC fund:

There is no dedicated fund to supply APCs; faculty may request support for APCs from more general funds administered by the Provost and Dean of Faculty's office.


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:

Whitman College is a member of the consortium of liberal arts colleges that supports Lever Press, a peer-reviewed, open access press that charges no fees to either authors or their institutions as it publishes media-rich digital and print monographs in the humanities. https://www.leverpress.org/ (Lever Press publishes monographs and not journals, so it does not qualify as an open access journal hosting service.)


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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