Carnegie Mellon University

Carnegie Mellon University Libraries

Academic Library · United States

Library Publishing Service

Rikk Mulligan, Digital Scholarship Strategist

Program Overview

The Carnegie Mellon University Libraries Publishing Service (LPS) provides an infrastructure to publish and host born-digital scholarly research and creative products. LPS is part of the emerging innovations the CMU Libraries offer to support the growing digital publishing needs of the CMU community. Our mission is to maximize open and free access to scholarly publications and products in a sustainable fashion for the the benefit of the general public.
  • Publishing activities began: 2010
  • Stage of publishing efforts: 2 - Early
  • Open access focus: Central to mission
  • Portion of Open Access publications: All
  • Publishing Languages: English

Program Organization

  • Organization of publishing services: Centralized library publishing unit/department
  • Advisory/editorial board: No
  • Total staffing in Full Time Equivalents (FTE): 1
  • Individual people: 1
  • Funding sources: Library operating budget

Publishing Activities

  • Datasets
  • Educational resources
  • Grey literature
  • Journals

Journal Publishing:
  • Journals published: 3
  • Campus-based faculty-created: 1
  • Campus-based student-created: 1
  • Contracted by external groups: 1
  • Peer-reviewed: 3


Top Publications:
  • Encyclopedia of the History of Science (ETHOS) (journal)
  • Learning Development Research (journal)
  • Negotiation and Conflict Management Research (journal)
Disciplinary Specialties:
  • Humanities (history, English)
  • Social science (psychology)
  • Business and economics
  • Computer sciences


  • Internal partners:  Individual faculty; undergraduate students
  • Other publishing entities administered by your library: No
  • Other publishing entities within your library’s parent institution: Yes
    We do not work with Carnegie Mellon University (Three Rivers) Press. We do not currently work with ETC Press.
  • 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:
  • data
  • images
  • multimedia
  • text
Software & Platforms:
  • figshare
  • Janeway
  • Omeka
  • Scalar
  • WordPress

Additional Services:
  • author advisory - other
  • author advisory - copyright
  • DOI assignment/allocation of identifiers
  • hosting of supplemental content
  • ISSN registry
  • training
Digital Preservation Strategy:
  • Amazon S3