Grand Valley State University

Grand Valley State University Libraries

Collections and Scholarly Communications
United States

Primary Contact:
Jacklyn Rander
Publishing Services Manager

Program Overview

In order to increase visibility and access, Grand Valley State University Libraries provides open access infrastructure 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 (1)

Funding sources (%): library operating budget (100)

Stage of publishing efforts (1–5): (5) Established

Open access focus (1–5): 4

Advisory/editorial board: No

Publishing Activities

Library-administered university press publications in 2018:

Library publications in 2018: campus-based faculty-driven journals (8); campus-based student-driven journals (5); monographs (0); textbooks (4) faculty conference papers and proceedings (1); ETDs (38); undergraduate capstones/honors theses (133)

Number of open access titles: journals (11); monographs (0)

Number of paid titles: journals (0)

Number of hybrid titles: journals (2)

Media formats: text; images; video; data

Disciplinary specialties: psychology; philanthropy; math; tourism; public health

Top publications: Online Readings in Psychology and Culture (journal); Language Arts Journal of Michigan (journal); Mathematical Reasoning (textbook); The Foundation Review (journal); Grand Valley Journal of History (journal)

Percentage of journals that are peer reviewed: 60

Percentage of journals assessing article processing charges (APCs): 0

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; Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy; Michigan Public Health Association

Publishing platform(s): bepress (Digital Commons)

Digital preservation strategy: LOCKSS; Portico; Amazon Glacier; Amazon S3; 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; peer review management; author copyright advisory; digitization; hosting of supplemental content

Additional Information

Plans for expansion/future directions:
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