The Australian National University

The Australian National University Library

Lorena Kanellopoulos and

Primary Contact:
Lorena Kanellopoulos
Manager, ANU Press
61 2 6125 4536

Program Overview

ANU E Press, as it was originally known, was established in 2003 to explore and enable new modes of scholarly publishing. Taking advantage of new information and communication technologies to make available the intellectual output of the ANU academic community, ANU E Press was Australia’s first primarily electronic academic publisher. After 10 years of production, in early 2014 ANU E Press changed its name to ANU Press to reflect the changes the publication industry had seen since 2003. Now digital publication has become the norm across publishing; the Press no longer needs to set itself apart as a digital publisher, and so has taken the traditional academic publishing name of ANU Press. The primary focus of ANU Press is the electronic production of scholarly works. All works are also available for purchase through a print-on-demand (PoD) service. ANU Press produces fully peer-reviewed research publications and is recognised by DIISRTE as a commercial publisher, enabling ANU Press authors to gain full recognition under the Higher Education Research Data Collection scheme.

Year publishing activities began: 2003

Organization: decentralised and centralised. Peer-review process decentralised to Editorial Boards across campus. Production process centralised in the Press.

Total FTE in support of publishing activities: professional staff (4.5)

Funding sources (%): library operating budget (80); sales revenue (20)

Stage of publishing efforts (1–5):

Open access focus (1–5):

Advisory/editorial board:

Publishing Activities

Library-administered university press publications in 2016:

Library publications in 2016: campus-based faculty driven journals (5); campus-based student driven journals (3); monographs (60); textbooks (1); faculty conference papers and proceedings (47); ETDs (759)

Number of open access titles: journals (); monographs ()

Number of paid titles: journals (); monographs ()

Number of hybrid titles: journals (); monographs ()

Media formats: text; audio; video; multimedia/interactive content

Disciplinary specialties: Humanities; Social Sciences; Law; Public Policy; Science

Top publications: Black Words White Page; Security and Privacy; Interpreting Chekhov; Aboriginal History; Public Policy

Percentage of journals that are peer reviewed: 100

Percentage of journals assessing article processing charges (APCs):

Internal partners: campus departments or programs

External partners:

Publishing platform(s): DSpace; Wordpress

Digital preservation strategy: CLOCKSS; in-house; PANDORA - NLA

Additional services: graphic design (print or web); print-on-demand; typesetting; marketing; outreach; training; cataloging; metadata ISSN registry; ISBN registry; applying for Cataloging in Publication Data; DOI assignment/allocation of identifiers peer review management; budget preparation; contract/license preparation; author copyright advisory; digitization; image services; hosting of supplemental content; audio/video streaming; quality control and proof-reading

Additional Information

Plans for expansion/future directions: The ANU Press has commenced publishing eTextbooks in 2014 and will also be merging the Digital Repository unit within the Press.
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