Claremont Colleges

Claremont Colleges Library

Academic Library · United States

Scholary Communications and Open Publishing

Jennifer Beamer, Head of Scholarly Communications and Open Publishing

Program Overview

The Claremont Colleges Library provides access to scholarship and journals produced by Pomona College, Claremont Graduate University, Scripps College, Claremont McKenna College, Harvey Mudd College, Pitzer College, Keck Graduate Institute, the Library, and affiliated scholars.
  • Publishing activities began: 2006
  • Stage of publishing efforts: 3 - Established
  • Open access focus: Central to mission
  • Portion of Open Access publications: Most
  • 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): 5
  • Individual people: 5
  • Funding sources: Library operating budget

Publishing Activities

  • Conference papers and proceedings
  • Educational resources
  • Electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs)
  • Journals
  • Monographs

Journal Publishing:
  • Journals published: 4
  • Campus-based faculty-created: 4
  • Peer-reviewed: 4
  • Currently inactive or archived: 5
Open Educational Resources Publishing:
  • Open Educational Resources: 15


Top Publications:
  • Journal of Humanistic Mathematics (journal)
  • CMC Senior Undergraduate Theses
  • Scripps Senior Undergraduate Theses
  • Performance Practice Review (journal)
  • Claremont Graduate University Doctoral Dissertations
Disciplinary Specialties:
  • Physical and mathematical sciences
  • Life sciences
  • Social and behavioral sciences
  • Arts and humanities
  • Business


  • Internal partners:  Campus departments or programs; individual faculty; graduate students
  • 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: Open to working with any external partner
  • Part of a consortium which provides support for publishing? (e.g. platform, funding): No

Technologies & Services

Media Formats:
  • audio
  • images
  • modeling
  • multimedia
  • text
  • video
Software & Platforms:
  • Digital Commons (bepress)
  • Pressbooks
  • Scalar
  • WordPress

Additional Services:
  • author advisory - other
  • author advisory - copyright
  • Indexing services (e.g. assistance with journal application for DOAJ)
  • DOI distribution
  • applying for Cataloging in Publication Data
  • cataloging
  • contract/license preparation
  • data visualization
  • dataset management
  • metadata
  • open URL support
  • outreach
  • peer review management
Digital Preservation Strategy:
  • Amazon S3


Additional Information

Last Year:
The unit has provided growing support for existing publications and alternative/nontraditional publications, and is expanding into open educational resources and textbooks.