Georgia College & State University

Ina Dillard Russell Library

Scholarly Communications
United States

Primary Contact:
Jennifer Townes
Scholarly Communication Librarian

Program Overview

The Ina Dillard Russell Library is committed to recognizing the scholarly achievements of Georgia College by providing publishing opportunities for undergraduate and graduate Georgia College students, as well as faculty. Student and faculty research is published in the institutional repository β€œThe Knowledge Box.” Emphasis is on interdisciplinary work aimed at an academic audience. Papers can contribute to the scholarly conversation by reporting critical empirical results in science and mathematics, by developing social science theories, or by exploring descriptive literary and artistic motifs and arguments. The Russell Library is a supporter of Open Access, a publication model that enables the dissemination of research articles to the community without restriction.

Year publishing activities began: 2015

Organization: services are distributed across library units/departments

Total FTE in support of publishing activities: professional staff (3); undergraduates (2)

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: campus-based student-driven journals (1); ETDs (3); Ed.S theses; DNP Clinical Research projects; Science Education Center Newsletter; items from Special Collections

Number of open access titles: journals (1)

Number of paid titles:

Number of hybrid titles:

Media formats: text; images; data

Disciplinary specialties: English and rhetoric; biology; social sciences; art; psychology

Top publications: The Corinthian (journal)

Percentage of journals that are peer reviewed:

Percentage of journals assessing article processing charges (APCs):

Internal partners: individual faculty; undergraduate students

External partners:

Publishing platform(s): bepress (Digital Commons)

Digital preservation strategy: Archivematica; Hydra; in-house; digital preservation services under discussion

Additional services: author copyright advisory; hosting of supplemental content

Additional Information

Plans for expansion/future directions: The Ina Dillard Russell Library will continue to develop the undergraduate research journal, The Corinthian, and future directions include hosting subject-specific journals and all ETDs produced by the campus.
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