Georgia College & State University

Ina Dillard Russell Library

The Corinthian

Jennifer Townes, Scholarly Communication Librarian
Phone: 478-445-0991

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, “The 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.

Publishing Activities Began: 2015
Location: United States
Organization: services distributed across library units/departments
Stage (1-3): 1 - Pilot
Open Access Focus (1-5): 4 - Very Important
Program Advisory/Editorial Board: No
Peer Reviewed Journals: 100%

Staffing (in Full Time Equivalents):
  • Professional staff: 3
  • Undergraduates: 2
Funding Sources for Publishing Activities:
  • Library Operating Budget: 100%

Publishing Activities

Types of publications: conference papers and proceedings, student; electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs); journals, campus-based student-created; DNP Clinical Research projects; items from Special Collections.

  2019 Open Access Paid Hybrid
Campus-based Faculty-driven Journal
Campus-based Student-driven Journals11
Faculty Conference Papers and Proceedings
Journals for External Groups
Student Conference Papers and Proceedings12
Technical/Research Reports
Undergraduate Capstones/Honors Theses

2019: New publications from July 2018 to June 2019. 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 may be offered in some form as OA, but are also available as a paid version.

Other/Additional Publishing Activities:

  • Library Publishing Activities: DNP Clinical Research projects; items from Special Collections


Top Publications:
  • The Corinthian (journal)
Disciplinary Specialties:
  • English and rhetoric
  • biology
  • social sciences
  • art
  • psychology


Internal Partners: individual faculty; undergraduate students

Openess to Partners: Consider external partners if there is a tie to my institution (e.g. local editor of a journal for an external scholarly society)

Technologies & Services

Media Formats:
  • data
  • images
  • text
Softwares & Platforms:
  • Digital Commons (bepress)

Additional Services:
  • author advisory – copyright
  • hosting of supplemental content
Digital Preservation Strategy:
  • Archivematica
  • Digital preservation services under discussion
  • Hydra
  • In-house

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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