Carnegie Mellon Univeristy

Carnegie Mellon University Libraries

Archives and Digital Library Initiatives
United States

Primary Contact:
Gabrielle Michalek
Head of Archives and Digital Library Initiatives

Program Overview

Carnegie Mellon University Libraries’ publishing program aims to promote open access to scholarly resources, to support online journals and conference management—from article submission through peer review to open access and long-term preservation, and to publish grey literature, including theses, dissertations, and technical reports.

Year publishing activities began: 2010

Organization: services are distributed across library units/departments

Total FTE in support of publishing activities: library staff (1.5)

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); technical/research reports (2362); faculty conference papers and proceedings (1); ETDs (1988); undergraduate capstone/honors theses (79)

Number of open access titles:

Number of paid titles:

Number of hybrid titles:

Media formats: text

Disciplinary specialties: social and behavioral sciences; engineering; physical and life sciences; arts and humanities; security

Top publications: Journal of Privacy and Confidentiality (journal); Dietrich College honors theses

Percentage of journals that are peer reviewed: 100

Percentage of journals assessing article processing charges (APCs):

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

External partners:

Publishing platform(s): bepress (Digital Commons)

Digital preservation strategy: LOCKSS; MetaArchive

Additional services: marketing; outreach; training; analytics; cataloging; metadata; peer review management; author copyright advisory; other author advisory; digitization; hosting of supplemental content; audio/video streaming

Additional Information

Plans for expansion/future directions: Hosting more open access journals; supporting conference proceedings; and publishing more theses, dissertations, and technical reports.
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