George Mason University

University Libraries

Mason Publishing
United States

Primary Contact:
Wally Grotophorst
Associate University Librarian

Program Overview

Mason Publishing combines a robust digital library publishing program with the George Mason University Press to provide a full range of scholarly publishing services to the university.

Year publishing activities began: 2009

Organization: centralized library publishing unit/department

Total FTE in support of publishing activities: professional staff (4); graduate students (1)

Funding sources (%): library operating budget (90); charitable contributions/Friends of the Library organizations (5); sales revenue (5)

Stage of publishing efforts (1–5):

Open access focus (1–5):

Advisory/editorial board:

Publishing Activities

Library-administered university press publications in 2016:

Library publications in 2016: campus-based faculty driven journals (4); campus-based student driven journals (1); newsletters (2); ETDs (444)

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

Number of paid titles: journals (); monographs (1)

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

Media formats: text; images; audio; video; data

Disciplinary specialties: Philosophy & Public Policy Quarterly; Journal of Mason Graduate Research; New Voices in Public Policy

Top publications: PLASMA: Combining Predicate Logic and Probability for Information Fusion and Decision Support

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): DSpace; OJS; Wordpress; Luna Imaging

Digital preservation strategy: Amazon S3; CLOCKSS; LOCKSS; Portico

Additional services: graphic design (print or web); print-on-demand; typesetting; copy-editing; ISSN registry dataset management author copyright advisory; other author advisory; digitization hosting of supplemental content

Additional Information

Plans for expansion/future directions: Data publishing
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