Catholic Theological Union

Paul Bechtold Library

Office of the Director
United States

Primary Contact:
Khristine Veldheer
Director of the Library

Program Overview

Paul Bechtold Library Publishing supports open access and sustainable scholarship in the field of theology and practical ministry.

Year publishing activities began: 2011

Organization: centralized library publishing unit/department

Total FTE in support of publishing activities: professional staff (.6)

Funding sources (%): library operating budget (100)

Stage of publishing efforts (1–5): Established 5

Open access focus (1–5): 5

Advisory/editorial board: n

Publishing Activities

Library-administered university press publications in 2018: 6

Library publications in 2018: campus-based faculty-driven journals (2); campus-based student-driven journals (1); journals produced under contract/MOU for external groups (1); ETDs (12); monographs (1)

Number of open access titles: journals (3); monographs (1)

Number of paid titles: journals (0); monographs (0)

Number of hybrid titles: journals (0); monographs (0)

Media formats: text; images

Disciplinary specialties: theology; practical ministry

Top publications: New Theology Review (journal); Theophilus (Journal); JAANATE (Journal); Married in Mission (Monograph)

Percentage of journals that are peer reviewed: 100

Percentage of journals assessing article processing charges (APCs): 0

Internal partners: campus departments or programs; graduate students

External partners: one scholarly society

Publishing platform(s): CONTENTdm; OJS;OMP

Digital preservation strategy: digital preservation services under discussion; plan to use OJS CLOCKSS

Additional services: copy-editing; marketing; outreach; training; cataloging; ISSN registry; DOI assignment/allocation of identifiers; peer review management; author copyright advisory; digitization

Additional Information

Plans for expansion/future directions: Plan to publish more monographs. Would be willing to publish more non-CTU journals or conference papers that fit our mission.
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