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The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS) is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance.

Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 67.20
Liaison Suzanne Hansen
Submission Date May 31, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Macalester College
AC-11: Open Access to Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 2.00 Terri Fishel
Library Director
Library
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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):
None / Don't Know

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

Does the institution provide financial incentives to support faculty members with article processing and other open access publication charges?:
Yes

A brief description of the open access policy, including the date adopted, any incentives or supports provided, and the repository(ies) used:

With our 2016-17 budget we set aside 1% of our entire library budget to support OA initiatives. This includes setting up deposit accounts with PLoS and Taylor and Francis to pay the Article Processing Costs (APCs) for making articles openly accessible. We also are supporting a new OA monograph publishing initiative, the Lever Press (Leverpress.org) In addition, we support Open Book Publishers and Knowledge Unlatched. Effective with the 2017-18 budget year we are increasing our fund for OA initiatives and providing stipends to faculty who adapt/adopt/or create and OA textbook.


A copy of the institution's open access policy:
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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):
1

A brief description of how the institution’s library(ies) support open access to research:

All support for OA is done through the library, so our efforts are described above.


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