George Fox University

George Fox University Libraries

Technical Services Department
arolfe@georgefox.edu
http://digitalcommons.georgefox.edu/
United States

Primary Contact:
Alex Rolfe
Technical Services Librarian and Systems Administrator
503-554-2414

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, The Christian Librarian, and Occasional Papers on Religion in Eastern Europe.

Year publishing activities began: 2010

Organization: centralized library publishing unit/department

Total FTE in support of publishing activities: professional staff (0.5); paraprofessional staff (0.25); undergraduate students (1)

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

Stage of publishing efforts (1–5): (3) Developmental Stage

Open access focus (1–5): 4

Advisory/editorial board: N

Publishing Activities

Library-administered university press publications in 2018: 0

Library publications in 2018: journals produced under contract/MOU for external groups (3); ETDs; Archival materials; faculty journal articles.

Number of open access titles: journals (2); monographs (5)

Number of paid titles: journals (); monographs ()

Number of hybrid titles: journals (2); monographs ()

Media formats: text; images; audio; video

Disciplinary specialties: Christianity; Psychology; Business; Education

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

Percentage of journals that are peer reviewed: 33

Percentage of journals assessing article processing charges (APCs): 0

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

External partners: The Quaker Theological Discussion Group; Association of Christian Librarians

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 publish a couple open-access textbooks
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