George Fox University

George Fox University Libraries

Technical Services Department
United States

Primary Contact:
Alex Rolfe
Technical Services Librarian and Systems Administrator

Program Overview

We aim to showcase the intellectual output of George Fox University by making it easily discoverable and, whenever possible, open access. We also provide access to material from our archives, and publish three journals: Quaker Religious Thought, Quaker Studies, and Occasional Papers on Religion in Eastern Europe.

Year publishing activities began: 2010

Organization: services are distributed across library units/departments

Total FTE in support of publishing activities: professional staff (0.5); paraprofessional staff (0.25); undergraduate students (3)

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 2017:

Library publications in 2017: journals produced under contract/MOU for external groups (3); ETDs (235); archival materials; faculty journal articles

Number of open access titles: journals (1); monographs (5)

Number of paid titles:

Number of hybrid titles: journals (2)

Media formats: text; images; audio; video

Disciplinary specialties: Christianity; psychology; business; education

Top publications: Quaker Studies (journal); Occasional Papers on Religion in Eastern Europe; Quaker Religious Thought (journal); Doctor of Ministry dissertations (dissertations); Other theses and dissertations

Percentage of journals that are peer reviewed: 33

Percentage of journals assessing article processing charges (APCs):

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

External partners: The Quaker Theological Discussion Group; Woodbrooke Quaker Study Centre

Publishing platform(s): bepress (Digital Commons)

Digital preservation strategy: bepress (digital Commons)

Additional services: outreach; training; analytics; cataloging; metadata; author copyright advisory; digitization; hosting of supplemental content; audio/video streaming

Additional Information

Plans for expansion/future directions: we plan to launch a press
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