Free University of Bozen-Bolzano

Unibz Library

Academic Library · Italy


Gerda Winkler
Phone: 0039-0471-012332

Program Overview

bu,press' mission is to assist researchers of the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano when it comes to publishing their research findings, thereby focusing on the quality and on open, science-friendly access to its publications. The plurilingual catalog reflects the University’s multilingual context and currently counts more than one hundred titles in German, Italian, English, and Latin.
  • Publishing activities began: 2005
  • Stage of publishing efforts: 3 - Established
  • Open access focus: Central to mission
  • Portion of Open Access publications: Most
  • Publishing Languages: English; German; Italian; Latin

Program Organization

  • Organization of publishing services: Centralized library publishing unit/department
  • Advisory/editorial board: Yes
  • Total staffing in Full Time Equivalents (FTE): 1.8
  • Individual people: 4
  • Funding sources: Library operating budget

Publishing Activities

  • Conference papers and proceedings
  • Monographs

Monograph/Book Publishing:
  • Monographs published: 10
  • Peer-reviewed: 10


Top Publications:
  • Costruire in legno (book)
  • Bauen mit Holz (book)
  • Risanare l'esistente (book)
  • The Public Value of Anthropology (book)
  • Approaches to English for Specific and Academic Purposes (book)
Disciplinary Specialties:
  • Anthropology
  • Engineering
  • Linguistics
  • Educational sciences
  • Natural sciences


  • Internal partners:  Individual faculty
  • 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: Only work with internal partners
  • Part of a consortium which provides support for publishing? (e.g. platform, funding): No

Technologies & Services

Media Formats:
  • text

Additional Services:
  • author advisory - other
  • DOI distribution
  • analytics
  • cataloging
  • contract/license preparation
  • copyediting
  • DOI assignment/allocation of identifiers
  • graphic design (print or web)
  • ISBN registry
  • ISSN registry
  • metadata
  • peer review management
  • print-on-demand
  • typesetting


Adopted Policies:
AG Universitätsverlage; AEUP