Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 68.31
Liaison Lisa Noriega
Submission Date Aug. 3, 2020

STARS v2.2

Yale University
AC-11: Open Access to Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Lindsay Crum
Chief Manager for Sustainability Operations & Strategic Data
Yale Office of Sustainability
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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:

EliScholar is a digital platform for scholarly publishing provided by Yale University Library. Research and scholarly output included here has been selected and deposited by the individual university departments and centers on campus.

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:

Yale University's Copyright Policy states,that Yale “as a matter of fundamental policy...encourages the wide dissemination of scholarly work produced by members of the Yale community, including copyrightable works

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:

The Yale University Library (YUL) provides support for authors publishing in open access journals in the following ways:
BioMed Central: YUL's membership provides Yale authors with a 15% discount on article-processing charges.
SpringerOpen: YUL's membership provides Yale authors with a 15% discount on article-processing charges.
Nucleic Acids Research (Oxford University Press): YUL's membership provides Yale authors with a discount on open access processing fees.
PNAS (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences): YUL's site license provides Yale authors with a discount on the optional open access processing fees.
Frontiers: YUL's membership provides Yale authors with a 15% discount on article-processing charges.

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:

The Yale University Library supports myriad open access journal hosting services, including: arXiv, Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL), BioLine International, DataHaven, Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), Knowledge Unlatched, medRxiv, Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations, Open Book Publishers, OpenEdition, Open Library of Humanities (OLH), PhilPapers, Reveal Digital, South Asia Open Archives, SCOAP3, and SPARC.

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:

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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