Carnegie Mellon University

Carnegie Mellon University Libraries

Scholarly Publishing, Archives, and Data Services
United States

Primary Contact:
Denise Troll Covey
Scholarly Communications Librarian
412-268-8599

Program Overview

Carnegie Mellon University Libraries’ publishing program aims to promote open access to scholarly resources, to support online journals and conference proceedings — from article submission through peer review to open access and long-term preservation, and to publish gray 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: professional staff (1); paraprofessional staff (0.5)

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 2015:

Library publications in 2015: campus-based faculty-driven journals (1); technical/research reports (56); ETDs (104); undergraduate capstones/honors theses (27);

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Media formats: text

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

Top publications: Computer science; Dietrich College honors theses; Dissertations; Journal of Privacy and Confidentiality; Robotics

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

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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

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