Abilene Christian University

Margaret and Herman Brown Library

Abilene Christian University Library

2019 CONTACT:
Mark McCallon, Associate Dean for Library Information Services
Phone: 325-674-2348
Email: mccallonm@acu.edu

Program Overview

Publishing Electronic Theses and Dissertations and Open Access journals and scholarship to support the research needs of our students, faculty, and scholars around the world.

Publishing Activities Began: 2015
Location: United States
Organization: services distributed across library units/departments
Stage (1–5): 3 - Developmental
Open Access Focus (1–5): 4 - Very Important
Program Advisory/Editorial Board: No
Peer Reviewed Journals: 100%

Staffing (in Full Time Equivalents):
  • Professional staff: 0.25
  • Paraprofessional staff: 0.25
  • Graduate students:
  • Undergraduates:
Funding Sources for Publishing Activities:
  • Library Materials Budget: 0%
  • Library Operating Budget: 100%
  • Non-library Campus Budget: 0%
  • Endowment Income: 0%
  • Charitable Contributions: 0%
  • Grants: 0%
  • Sales Revenue: 0%
  • Licensing Revenue: 0%
  • Charge Backs: 0%
  • Other: 0%

Publishing Activities

All Library Publishing Activities:
  • Campus-based Faculty-driven Journals: 3
  • ETDs: 5

Open Access Publishing:
  • Campus-based Faculty-driven Journals: 3
  • Campus-based Student-driven Journals: 1
  • Journals Produced for External Groups: 1

Library-Administered University Press Publications:
  • Monographs: 38

Highlights

Disciplinary Specialties:
  • religion
  • communications
  • graduate studies
Top Publications:
  • Conversations: A Graduate Student Journal of the Humanities, Social Sciences, and Theology (journal)
  • Dialogue & Nexus (journal)
  • Discernment: Theology and the Practice of Ministry (journal)
  • Journal of Cross-Cultural Family Studies (journal)

Partners

Internal Partners: campus departments or programs; individual faculty; graduate students
University Press Partners: ACU Press

Technologies & Services

Media Formats:
  • audio
  • multimedia/interactive content
  • text
  • video
Softwares & Platforms:
  • bepress (Digital Commons)

Digital Preservation Strategy:
  • Amazon Glacier
Additional Services:
  • cataloging
  • copy-editing