Florida State University

Florida State University Libraries

Academic Library · United States

Office of Digital Research and Scholarship


Devin Soper, Director of the Office of Digital Research and Scholarship
Phone: 850-645-2600
Email: dsoper@fsu.edu

Program Overview

Florida State Open Publishing provides publishing services for journals, monographs, open educational resources, and digital scholarship projects. We consult on a variety of scholarly publishing topics and digital research tools and methodologies. We aim to provide open-access publishing expertise, services, and platforms to enhance the scholarly output of Florida State University students, faculty, and staff.
  • Publishing activities began: 2011
  • Open access focus: Central to mission
  • Portion of Open Access publications: Most
  • Publishing Languages: English

Program Organization

  • Organization of publishing services: Services distributed across library units/departments
  • Advisory/editorial board: No
  • Total staffing in Full Time Equivalents (FTE): 1.5
  • Individual people: 4
  • Funding sources: Library operating budget; non-library campus budget

Publishing Activities

  • Conference papers and proceedings
  • Educational resources
  • Electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs)
  • Expansive digital publications
  • Grey literature
  • Journals

Journal Publishing:
  • Journals published: 4
  • Campus-based faculty-created: 2
  • Campus-based student-created: 2
  • Peer-reviewed: 1
  • Currently inactive or archived: 1


Top Publications:
  • Journal of Postsecondary Student Success (journal)
  • Athanor (journal)
Disciplinary Specialties:
  • Student success
  • Art history


  • 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: 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 which provides support for publishing? (e.g. platform, funding): Yes

Technologies & Services

Media Formats:
  • images
  • text
Software & Platforms:
  • Islandora
  • Manifold
  • OJS
  • Omeka
  • Scalar
  • WordPress

Additional Services:
  • author advisory - copyright
  • Indexing services (e.g. assistance with journal application for DOAJ)
  • analytics
  • budget preparation
  • cataloging
  • digitization
  • DOI assignment/allocation of identifiers
  • graphic design (print or web)
  • ISBN registry
  • ISSN registry
  • metadata
  • print-on-demand
  • typesetting
Digital Preservation Strategy:
  • PKP
  • Amazon Glacier
  • Archivematica