Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis

University Library

Academic Library · United States

Center for Digital Scholarship

Ted Polley, Center Director/Digital Publishing Librarian
Phone: 317-274-8552

Program Overview

The IUPUI University Library Center for Digital Scholarship facilitates open access to knowledge created by IUPUI researchers, students, and affiliated partners; and advocates for open and equitable practices in creating, disseminating, and evaluating scholarship. Our aim is to remove barriers to global participation in a knowledge commons and build a more diverse, equitable, and sustainable system of scholarly communication.
  • Publishing activities began: 2008
  • Stage of publishing efforts: 3 - Established
  • Open access focus: Central to mission
  • Portion of Open Access publications: All
  • Publishing Languages: English

Program Organization

  • Organization of publishing services: Centralized library publishing unit/department
  • Advisory/editorial board: No
  • Total staffing in Full Time Equivalents (FTE): 1
  • Individual people: 3
  • Funding sources: Library operating budget

Publishing Activities

  • Conference papers and proceedings
  • Electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs)
  • Journals

Journal Publishing:
  • Journals published: 17
  • Campus-based faculty-created: 11
  • Campus-based student-created: 2
  • Contracted by external groups: 4
  • Peer-reviewed: 12
  • Currently inactive or archived: 8


Top Publications:
  • Advances in Social Work (journal)
  • Chronicles of Health Impact Assessment (journal)
  • ENGAGE! (journal)
  • Metropolitan Universities (journal)
  • Indiana Law Review (journal)
Disciplinary Specialties:
  • Social work
  • Public health
  • Law
  • Community engaged research
  • Student research


  • Internal partners:  Campus departments or programs; individual faculty; graduate students; undergraduate students
  • Other publishing entities administered by your library: No
  • Other publishing entities within your library’s parent institution: Yes
  • Program’s openness to working with external partners: Consider external partners if there is a tie to my institution (e.g., local editor of a journal for an external scholarly society)
  • Part of a consortium which provides support for publishing? (e.g. platform, funding): No

Technologies & Services

Media Formats:
  • data
  • images
  • text
Software & Platforms:
  • DSpace
  • OJS

Additional Services:
  • author advisory - copyright
  • Indexing services (e.g. assistance with journal application for DOAJ)
  • analytics
  • digitization
  • DOI assignment/allocation of identifiers
  • ISSN registry
  • metadata
  • peer review management
  • training
Digital Preservation Strategy:
  • PKP Preservation Network


Adopted Policies:
COPE Ethical Guidelines for Peer Reviewers v.1, March 2013