Brigham Young University

Harold B. Lee Library

Scholarly Communication Unit
United States

Primary Contact:
Elizabeth Smart
Scholarly Communication Librarian

Program Overview

Year publishing activities began: 2001

Organization: centralized library publishing unit/department

Total FTE in support of publishing activities: library staff (2); undergraduate students (0.5)

Funding sources (%): library operating budget (98); charge backs (2)

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 (9); student-driven journals (3); journals produced under contract/MOU for external groups (3); student conference papers and proceedings (1); databases (1); ETDs (640)

Number of open access titles:

Number of paid titles:

Number of hybrid titles:

Media formats: text; images

Disciplinary specialties: religion; natural history of the American West; children’s literature

Top publications: Western North American Naturalist (journal); BYU Studies (journal); Children’s Book and Play Review (journal); Pacific Studies (journal); TESL Reporter (journal)

Percentage of journals that are peer reviewed: 90

Percentage of journals assessing article processing charges (APCs):

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

External partners: International Society for the Comparative Study of Civilizations (ISCSC); Association of Mormon Counselors and Psychotherapists (AMCAP); Council on East Asian Libraries (CEAL)

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

Digital preservation strategy: Rosetta (moving from beta to full implementationin 2013)

Additional services: analytics; cataloging; metadata; peer review management; digitization; hosting of supplemental content

Additional Information

Plans for expansion/future directions: Areas of future exploration and possible expansion include monograph publishing, print on demand, DOI support, hosting streaming media, and data management.
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