Grand Valley State University

Grand Valley State University Libraries

Collections and Scholarly Communications
United States

Primary Contact:
Jacklyn Rander
Publishing Services Manager

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 2016:

Library publications in 2016: campus-based faculty driven journals (7); campus-based student driven journals (6); textbooks (1); technical/research reports (1); ETDs (57); undergraduate capstones/honors theses (48)

Number of open access titles:

Number of paid titles:

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Media formats: text; images; video; data

Disciplinary specialties: psychology; philanthropy; history; education; tourism

Top publications: Online Readings in Psychology and Culture; Language Arts Journal of Michigan; Journal of Tourism Insights; The Foundation Review; College Student Affairs Leadership Journal

Percentage of journals that are peer reviewed: 65

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: Amazon Glacier; LOCKSS; Portico; digital preservation services under discussion

Additional services: 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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