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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 Silver
Overall Score 56.88
Liaison Dedee DeLongpre Johnston
Submission Date June 3, 2015
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STARS v2.0

Wake Forest University
AC-11: Access to Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.33 / 2.00 Dedee DeLongpre Johnston
Chief Sustainability Officer
Office of Sustainability
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Total number of institutional divisions (e.g. schools, colleges, departments) that produce research:
6

Number of divisions covered by a policy assuring open access to research:
1

A brief description of the open access policy, including the date adopted and repository(ies) used:

Open Access Policy for Library Faculty

Recognizing that academic scholarship hinges upon the ability to access and utilize research output, the
Library Faculty of the Z. Smith Reynolds Library, Wake Forest University (WFU), hereby adopt an open
access policy to achieve the widest possible access to and long-term preservation of their scholarly
works.

Each faculty member grants Wake Forest University the right to archive and make publicly available the
full text of the author’s final version of scholarly works via the University’s open access institutional
repository. This provides the University the nonexclusive, worldwide, irrevocable, royalty-free license to
preserve and redistribute the work. When publisher agreements do not automatically grant permission
to archive the author’s final version, the faculty commit to negotiating for such rights. Faculty members
will submit an electronic version of the author’s final version in an appropriate format as soon as
possible, respecting some publishers’ requests for embargo.

Furthermore, the faculty endeavor to publish their scholarship in open access venues when possible, or
alternately to seek the right to archive the final published version in lieu of the author's final version.
This policy will apply to all scholarship created while a member of the WFU faculty, excluding works
previously accepted for publication and works for which authors entered into incompatible licensing or
assignment agreements prior to the adoption of this policy, and excepting books and book chapters as
necessary. The Dean of the Library will waive the application of the policy for future scholarship upon
written notification from the author, who informs the Dean of the reason.

Adopted by unanimous vote at the Librarians’ Assembly, Monday, February 1, 2010

The repository is WakeSpace and can be accessed here: https://wakespace.lib.wfu.edu/handle/10339/14934.


A copy of the open access policy:
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The open access policy:

Open Access Policy for Library Faculty

Recognizing that academic scholarship hinges upon the ability to access and utilize research output, the
Library Faculty of the Z. Smith Reynolds Library, Wake Forest University (WFU), hereby adopt an open
access policy to achieve the widest possible access to and long-term preservation of their scholarly
works.

Each faculty member grants Wake Forest University the right to archive and make publicly available the
full text of the author’s final version of scholarly works via the University’s open access institutional
repository. This provides the University the nonexclusive, worldwide, irrevocable, royalty-free license to
preserve and redistribute the work. When publisher agreements do not automatically grant permission
to archive the author’s final version, the faculty commit to negotiating for such rights. Faculty members
will submit an electronic version of the author’s final version in an appropriate format as soon as
possible, respecting some publishers’ requests for embargo.

Furthermore, the faculty endeavor to publish their scholarship in open access venues when possible, or
alternately to seek the right to archive the final published version in lieu of the author's final version.
This policy will apply to all scholarship created while a member of the WFU faculty, excluding works
previously accepted for publication and works for which authors entered into incompatible licensing or
assignment agreements prior to the adoption of this policy, and excepting books and book chapters as
necessary. The Dean of the Library will waive the application of the policy for future scholarship upon
written notification from the author, who informs the Dean of the reason.

Adopted by unanimous vote at the Librarians’ Assembly, Monday, February 1, 2010


The website URL where the open access repository is available:
A brief description of how the institution’s library(ies) support open access to research:

The open access repository is made available through the ZSR Library at Wake Forest. The ZSR Library offers funding to support faculty who wish to publish in OA venues that charge article processing fees, but who do not have grant funds available to cover such fees. More information on this fund is available at http://zsr.wfu.edu/scholarship/open-access/fund-application/.


The website URL where information about open access to the institution's research is available:
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With student permission, graduate theses and dissertations produced are openly available on the library WakeSpace site. This provides a tremendous source of primary research available in an open access format.

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