Florida State University

Robert Manning Strozier Library

Technology and Digital Scholarship
United States

Primary Contact:
Micah Vandegrift
Scholarly Communication Librarian
850 645 9756

Program Overview

Open Access is an international movement that has the goal of making peer-reviewed published scholarship available free of charge to the public and to the global scholarly community. FSU supports the principle of open access and officially endorsed it in a 2011 Faculty Senate resolution. University Libraries’ Office of Scholarly Communication provides consultations and information about open access, as well as resources like DigiNole Commons, FSU’s institutional repository, and administration of the Open Access Publishing Fund. This work includes support for, resources, and hosting of scholarly journals.

Year publishing activities began: 2011

Organization: Publishing services are administered by the Office of Scholarly Communication which is part of the Technology and Digital Scholarship Department

Total FTE in support of publishing activities: professional staff (1.75); graduate students (0.5);

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

Stage of publishing efforts (1–5):

Open access focus (1–5):

Advisory/editorial board:

Publishing Activities

Library-administered university press publications in 2015:

Library publications in 2015: campus-based faculty-driven journals (3); campus-based student-driven journals (1); technical/research reports (1); student conference papers and proceedings (10); ETDs (1000); undergraduate capstones/honors theses (100);

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Number of paid titles:

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Media formats: text

Disciplinary specialties: Art Education; Undergraduate Research; Law; Arts and Literature

Top publications: FSU Law Review; The Owl: The Florida State University Undergraduate Research Journal; Journal of Art for Life; HEAL: Humanism Evolving through Arts and Literature

Percentage of journals that are peer reviewed: 100

Percentage of journals assessing article processing charges (APCs):

Internal partners: campus departments or programs; individual faculty; graduate students; undergraduate students

External partners:

Publishing platform(s): bepress (Digital Commons); OJS

Digital preservation strategy: digital preservation services under discussion

Additional services: outreach; training; analytics; metadata ISSN registry; open URL support; peer review management; business model development; contract/license preparation; author copyright advisory; other author advisory; hosting of supplemental content

Additional Information

Plans for expansion/future directions: The Office of Scholarly Communication seeks to expand services by providing support and hosting to new journals and formats, as well as advising and consulting for existing journals.
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