Grand Valley State University

Grand Valley State University Libraries

Collections and Scholarly Communications
United States

Primary Contact:
Sarah Beaubien
Head of Collections & Scholarly Communications

Program Overview

We provide a platform and support for the publication of scholarly, educational, and creative works affiliated with GVSU including journals, open education materials, conference sites/proceedings, and ETDs.

Year publishing activities began: 2008

Organization: centralized library publishing unit/department

Total FTE in support of publishing activities: professional staff (2); paraprofessional staff (0.75)

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 2015:

Library publications in 2015: campus-based faculty-driven journals (12); campus-based student-driven journals (9); textbooks (9); technical/research reports (11); faculty conference papers and proceedings (1); ETDs (693); undergraduate capstones/honors theses (72)

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Media formats: text; images; video; data

Disciplinary specialties: Psychology; Language Arts; Philanthropy; History; Tourism

Top publications: Online Readings in Psychology and Culture; Language Arts Journal of Michigan; Journal of Tourism Insights; The Foundation Review; Grand Valley Journal of History

Percentage of journals that are peer reviewed: 62

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: graphic design (print or web) outreach; training; analytics; cataloging; metadata; notification of A&I sources; ISSN registry DOI assignment/allocation of identifiers; dataset management author copyright advisory; digitization hosting of supplemental content

Additional Information

Plans for expansion/future directions:
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