Initiative to Adopt an Open Access Publication Policy for Faculty

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Spring 4-5-2017


Of the 8,785 items in Marshall University’s institutional repository Marshall Digital Scholar (MDS), 1758 are research items published by our faculty. Marshall has 1021 full & part-time faculty members and 270 are currently participating in MDS by offering their research items to be uploaded to the repository. Roughly 25% of Marshall faculty members have profiles and research items in MDS. Publishers have permitted a version of faculty articles to be reposted in MDS 75% of the time, but only two-thirds of the permitted articles are actually uploaded into the repository. Authors do not always retained their peer-reviewed manuscripts. It has been proposed that faculty be required to submit their final peer-reviewed manuscripts to the repository. This presentation details the number of ways that an open access publication policy would lead to significant repository growth and impact.


Jingping Zhang delivered the presentation at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.