Grand Valley State University

Grand Valley State University Libraries

Collections and Scholarly Communications
United States

Primary Contact:
Sarah Beaubien
Scholarly Communications Outreach Coordinator

Program Overview

Year publishing activities began: 2008

Organization: centralized library publishing unit/department

Total FTE in support of publishing activities: library staff (1.75)

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 2014:

Library publications in 2014: faculty-driven journals (6); student-driven journals (5); textbooks (5); technical/research reports (8); faculty conference papers and proceedings (29); newsletters (2); ETDs (64); undergraduate capstone/honors theses (54)

Number of open access titles:

Number of paid titles:

Number of hybrid titles:

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

Disciplinary specialties:

Top publications: Online Readings in Psychology and Culture (digital collection); Foundation Review (journal); Fishladder (journal); Language Arts Journal of Michigan (journal); Journal of Tourism Insights (journal)

Percentage of journals that are peer reviewed: 35

Percentage of journals assessing article processing charges (APCs):

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

External partners: Michigan Council of Teachers of English; Resort and Commercial Recreation Association; International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology; Johnson Center for Philanthropy

Publishing platform(s): bepress (Digital Commons)

Digital preservation strategy: LOCKSS; Portico; digital preservation services under discussion

Additional services: outreach; training; analytics; cataloging; metadata; ISSN registration; DOI assignment/allocation of identifiers; peer review management; author copyright advisory; digitization; hosting of supplemental content

Additional Information

Plans for expansion/future directions:
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