George Mason University

University Libraries

Mason Publishing

Arthur Rouner, Director
Phone: 703-993-3636

Program Overview

Mason Publishing provides services to support the creation, curation, dissemination, and preservation of scholarly, creative, and educational works by and for the Mason community.

  • Publishing Activities Began: 2009
  • Location: United States
  • Languages published: English
  • Organization: centralized library publishing unit/department
  • Stage (1-3): 3 - Established
  • Stage Comments:
  • Open Access Focus (1-5): 4 - Very Important
  • Peer Reviewed Journals: 100%
Staffing (in Full Time Equivalents):
  • Professional staff: 4
Funding Sources for Publishing Activities:
  • Library Operating Budget: 90%
  • Sales Revenue: 10%

Publishing Activities

Types of publications: conference papers and proceedings, faculty; educational resources (ex. textbooks, course modules); electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs); journals, campus-based faculty-created; monographs.

  2020 Open Access Paid Hybrid
Conference papers and proceedings, faculty 1 1
Conference papers and proceedings, student
Educational resources (ex. textbooks, course modules)
Electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs) 504 504
Journals, campus-based faculty-created 7
Journals, campus-based student-created
Journals, contracted by external groups
Journals, inactive back-issues
Monographs 2 2
Technical/Research Reports
Undergraduate Capstones/Honors Theses

2020: New publications from July 2019 to June 2020. Journals include titles actively publishing during the date range. Other publication types include items that were published or added to repositories for the first time within the date range.

OA/Paid/Hybrid: Publications currently published and/or available online. OA (open access) publications do not include counts for hybrid publications. Hybrid publications are those that offer a combination of both open access and pay-access content.

Library-Administered University Press Publications:

For journals, include titles that published at least one article in the last twelve months. For other publication types, report items that were published or added to your repository for the first time within the last twelve months.

Monographs 2


Top Publications:
  • Journal of Inclusive Postsecondary Education (journal)
  • Innovations in Teaching and Learning Conference Proceedings (proceedings)
  • Journal of Modern Mobility Systems (journal)
Disciplinary Specialties:
  • history
  • education
  • conflict analysis and resolution
  • regional interest


Internal Partners: campus departments or programs

Openness to working with external partners: Open to working with any external partner

Best publications to refer to our program: Book and journal projects in specialty areas listed above

Part of a consortium that provides support for publishing? no

Work with a university press? yes
  • University Press Partners: George Mason University Press
Administer a university press? yes
  • Relationship between library publishing and university press: Integrated

Technologies & Services

Media Formats:
  • audio
  • data
  • images
  • modeling
  • multimedia/interactive content
  • text
  • video
Softwares & Platforms:
  • DSpace
  • Dataverse
  • OJS
  • OMP
  • WordPress

Additional Services:
  • DOI distribution
  • author advisory – copyright
  • author advisory – other
  • compiling indexes and/or TOCs
  • dataset management
  • DOI assignment/allocation of identifiers
  • graphic design (print or web)
  • hosting of supplemental content
  • ISBN registry
  • ISSN registry
  • outreach
  • training
Digital Preservation Strategy:
  • Amazon S3
  • Portico