Dublin Business School

DBS Library

DBS Library Press

Jane Buggle, Deputy Librarian
Phone: 00-353-1-417-0667
Email: Jane.Buggle@Dbs.ie

Program Overview

DBS Library Press is a centre for expertise in library publishing in Ireland, supporting academic discourse and pedagogy through the publication of peer-reviewed, open access journals and monographs.

  • Publishing Activities Began: 2014
  • Location: Ireland
  • Languages published: English
  • Organization: services distributed across library units/departments
  • Stage (1-3): 2 - Early
  • Stage Comments: DBS Library Press intends expanding its publishing portfolio to include student-led journals, monographs and open educational resources.
  • Open Access Focus (1-5): 5 - Completely
  • Program Advisory/Editorial Board: No
  • Peer Reviewed Journals: 100%
Staffing (in Full Time Equivalents):
  • Professional staff: 2
  • Paraprofessional staff: 1
Funding Sources for Publishing Activities:
  • Library Operating Budget: 100%

Publishing Activities

Types of publications: conference papers and proceedings, faculty; electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs); journals, campus-based faculty-created; journals, inactive back-issues; newsletters; undergraduate capstones/honors theses.

  2020 Open Access Paid Hybrid
Conference papers and proceedings, faculty 6 6
Conference papers and proceedings, student
Educational resources (ex. textbooks, course modules)
Electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs) 320 320
Journals, campus-based faculty-created 1 1
Journals, campus-based student-created
Journals, contracted by external groups
Journals, inactive back-issues 1 1
Newsletters 1
Technical/Research Reports
Undergraduate Capstones/Honors Theses 80 80

2020: New publications from July 2019 to June 2020. Journals include titles actively publishing during the date range. Other publication types include items that were published or added to repositories for the first time within the date range.

OA/Paid/Hybrid: Publications currently published and/or available online. OA (open access) publications do not include counts for hybrid publications. Hybrid publications are those that offer a combination of both open access and pay-access content.


Top Publications:
  • DBS Business Review
Disciplinary Specialties:
  • business
  • ICT
  • psychology
  • social science
  • law


Internal Partners: individual faculty

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 that provides support for publishing? no

Work with a university press? no

Administer a university press? no

Technologies & Services

Media Formats:
  • concept maps or other visualizations
  • images
  • multimedia/interactive content
  • text
Softwares & Platforms:
  • DSpace
  • OJS
  • Omeka
  • WordPress

Additional Services:
  • analytics
  • author advisory – copyright
  • author advisory – other
  • copyediting
  • dataset management
  • DOI assignment/allocation of identifiers
  • marketing
  • open URL support
  • peer review management
  • print-on-demand
  • training
  • typesetting
Digital Preservation Strategy:
  • PKP Preservation Network
Service Vendors: Lulu