Clemson University Press

Clemson University Libraries

Academic Library · United States

Alison Mero, Interim Director
Phone: 864-656-2278

Program Overview

The Press is a global ambassador for Clemson University, distributing increasingly diverse and impactful scholarship worldwide.
  • Publishing activities began: 2000
  • Stage of publishing efforts: 3 - Established
  • Open access focus: One priority among many
  • Portion of Open Access publications: Some
  • Publishing Languages: English

Program Organization

  • Organization of publishing services: Centralized library publishing unit/department
  • Advisory/editorial board: Yes
  • Total staffing in Full Time Equivalents (FTE): 4
  • Individual people: 4
  • Students: Graduate student(s); undergraduate student(s)
  • Funding sources: Charge backs/cost sharing; charitable contributions; sales revenue

Publishing Activities

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

Journal Publishing:
  • Journals published: 9
  • Campus-based faculty-created: 1
  • Contracted by external groups: 8
  • Peer-reviewed: 9
  • Currently inactive or archived: 1
Monograph/Book Publishing:
  • Monographs published: 18
  • Peer-reviewed: 18


Top Publications:
  • Journal of Extension (journal)
  • Freedom Beyond Confinement (monograph)
  • The Beats: A Teaching Companion (edited volume)
  • Unexpected Pleasures (monograph)
  • Power of Pastiche (monograph)
Disciplinary Specialties:
  • Modernist literature
  • Music
  • Beat poets
  • African American literature
  • Cooperative extension


  • Internal partners:  Campus departments or programs; individual faculty; graduate students; undergraduate 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
  • Types of publications should other publishers refer to your program: OA journals; OERs; works that align with the mission of Cooperative Extension (e.g., gardening manuals, planting guides, professional agricultural publications); scholarly works on literary modernism; music; beat poets; African American literature; English literature more generally
  • Part of a consortium which provides support for publishing? (e.g. platform, funding): No

Technologies & Services

Media Formats:
  • images
  • text
Software & Platforms:
  • Digital Commons (bepress)

Additional Services:
  • Indexing services (e.g. assistance with journal application for DOAJ)
  • applying for Cataloging in Publication Data
  • contract/license preparation
  • copyediting
  • DOI assignment/allocation of identifiers
  • graphic design (print or web)
  • ISBN registry
  • ISSN registry
  • peer review management
  • print-on-demand
  • typesetting
Digital Preservation Strategy:
  • Digital preservation services under discussion


Adopted Policies:
Association of University Presses