Boston College

Boston College University Libraries

Scholarly Communications
United States

Primary Contact:
Jane Morris
Head of Scholarly Communications and Research

Program Overview

Our goal is to showcase and preserve Boston College’s scholarly output and to maximize research visibility and influence. eScholarship@ BC encourages community contributors to archive and disseminate scholarly work, peer-reviewed publications, books, chapters, conference proceedings, and small datasets in an online open access environment.

Year publishing activities began: 2006

Organization: services are distributed across library units/departments

Total FTE in support of publishing activities: library staff (2.5)

Funding sources (%): library operating budget (100)

Stage of publishing efforts (1–5):

Open access focus (1–5):

Advisory/editorial board:

Publishing Activities

Library-administered university press publications in 2014:

Library publications in 2014: faculty-driven journals (1); student-driven journals (2); journals produced under contract/MOU for external groups (5); faculty conference papers and proceedings (1); ETDs (170); undergraduate capstone/ honors theses (50); grey literature from centers/institutes; datasets

Number of open access titles:

Number of paid titles:

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Media formats: text; video; data

Disciplinary specialties: theology; education; the Middle East; libraries

Top publications: Catholic Education (journal); Studies in Christian-Jewish Relations (journal); Information Technology and Libraries (journal); Levantine Review (journal); Proceedings of the Catholic Theological Society of America (conference proceedings)

Percentage of journals that are peer reviewed: 50

Percentage of journals assessing article processing charges (APCs):

Internal partners: campus departments or programs; individual faculty; graduate students; undergraduate students

External partners: Catholic Theological Society of America; ALA Library and Information Technology Association; Council of Centers on Christian Jewish Relations; Seminar on Jesuit Spirituality

Publishing platform(s): OJS/OCS/OMP; DigiTool

Digital preservation strategy: uHathiTrust; LOCKSS; MetaArchive

Additional services: marketing; training; analytics; cataloging; metadata; ISSN registration; DOI assignment/allocation of identifiers; dataset management; contract/license preparation; author copyright advisory; digitization; audio/video streaming

Additional Information

Plans for expansion/future directions: Hosting more data and developing more open access journals.
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