Boston College Libraries

O'Neill Library

Academic Library · United States

Boston College Scholarly Communications

Gabriel Feldstein, Digital Publishing and Outreach Specialist
Phone: 617-552-1652

Program Overview

The Boston College Libraries’ publishing program showcases and preserves Boston College’s scholarly output in digital form and makes it freely accessible globally.
  • Publishing activities began: 2006
  • Stage of publishing efforts: 3 - Established
  • Open access focus: Central to mission
  • Portion of Open Access publications: All
  • Publishing Languages: English; Spanish

Program Organization

  • Organization of publishing services: Centralized library publishing unit/department
  • Advisory/editorial board: No
  • Total staffing in Full Time Equivalents (FTE): 1.5
  • Individual people: 2
  • Students: Graduate student(s)
  • Funding sources: Library operating budget

Publishing Activities

  • Conference papers and proceedings
  • Electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs)
  • Journals

Journal Publishing:
  • Journals published: 13
  • Campus-based faculty-created: 6
  • Campus-based student-created: 6
  • Contracted by external groups: 1
  • Peer-reviewed: 11
  • Currently inactive or archived: 9


Top Publications:
  • Dianoia (journal)
  • Lumen et Vita (journal)
  • Consecuencias (journal)
  • International Journal of African Higher Education (journal)
  • Elements (journal)
Disciplinary Specialties:
  • Theology
  • Education
  • Philosophy
  • Literature


  • Internal partners:  Campus departments or programs; graduate students; undergraduate students
  • Other publishing entities administered by your library: No
  • Other publishing entities within your library’s parent institution: No
  • Program’s openness to working with external partners: Consider external partners if there is a tie to my institution (e.g., local editor of a journal for an external scholarly society)
  • Part of a consortium which provides support for publishing? (e.g. platform, funding): No

Technologies & Services

Media Formats:
  • images
  • text
Software & Platforms:
  • OJS

Additional Services:
  • Indexing services (e.g. assistance with journal application for DOAJ)
  • analytics
  • cataloging
  • data visualization
  • DOI assignment/allocation of identifiers
  • ISSN registry
  • metadata
  • outreach
  • training
Digital Preservation Strategy:
  • PKP


Adopted Policies:
Copyright Language provided by PKP in their Copyright Statement sections

Additional Information

Last Year:
The library has begun working with groups of sciences students generally speaking - starting an undergraduate science journal, as well as starting inviting a longstanding medical humanities journal onto our e-platform. Both are hoping to publish their first articles on OJS shortly.