California State University, Northridge

University Library

Academic Library · United States

Andrew Weiss, Digital Services Librarian

Program Overview

Our objective is to publish CSUN-related journals and original faculty research and data, and to provide a trusted home for master’s theses and doctoral dissertations.
  • Publishing activities began: 2012
  • 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): 2
  • Individual people: 3
  • Funding sources: Library operating budget; non-library campus budget

Publishing Activities

  • Conference papers and proceedings
  • Datasets
  • Educational resources
  • Electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs)
  • Grey literature
  • Journals
  • Monographs
  • Multimedia
  • Newsletters
  • Posters

Journal Publishing:
  • Journals published: 5
  • Campus-based faculty-created: 4
  • Contracted by external groups: 1
  • Peer-reviewed: 4
  • Currently inactive or archived: 6


Top Publications:
  • Journal on Technology and Persons with Disabilities (journal)
  • The California Geographer (journal)
  • The New Journal of Student Research Abstracts (journal)
  • Tax Development Journal (journal)
  • The Northridge Review (journal)
Disciplinary Specialties:
  • Geography
  • Disabilities
  • Taxation
  • Science (K–12)
  • English


  • Internal partners:  Campus departments or programs, Individual faculty
  • 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): Yes

Technologies & Services

Media Formats:
  • audio
  • data
  • images
  • multimedia
  • text
  • video
Software & Platforms:
  • DSpace
  • Hyrax)
  • OJS
  • Samvera (including Hyku

Additional Services:
  • author advisory - copyright
  • Indexing services (e.g. assistance with journal application for DOAJ)
  • dataset management
  • digitization
  • DOI assignment/allocation of identifiers
  • outreach