Iowa State University

Iowa State University Library

Digital Scholarship and Initiatives
United States

Primary Contact:
Harrison W. Inefuku
Scholarly Publishing Services Librarian

Program Overview

The Iowa State University Digital Repository provides free public access to research, scholarship and creative works by Iowa State’s faculty, students and staff, increasing visibility and impact and supporting our university’s land-grant mission. The Iowa State University Digital Press provides support and hosting for publishing peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings, and provides access to historical university publications.

Year publishing activities began: 2012

Organization: centralized library publishing unit/department

Total FTE in support of publishing activities: professional staff (2); paraprofessional staff (3); undergraduate students (1)

Funding sources (%): library operating budget (50); non-library campus budget (50)

Stage of publishing efforts (1–5): 3

Open access focus (1–5): 4

Advisory/editorial board: N

Publishing Activities

Library-administered university press publications in 2018:

Library publications in 2018: campus-based student-driven journals (1); faculty conference papers and proceedings (1)

Number of open access titles: journals (1); monographs ()

Number of paid titles: journals (); monographs ()

Number of hybrid titles: journals (); monographs ()

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

Disciplinary specialties: engineering; agriculture; veterinary medicine

Top publications: Journal of Critical Thought and Praxis (journal); Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation (proceedings); International Conference on the Epidemiology & Control of Biological, Chemical and Physical Hazards in Pigs and Pork (proceedings)

Percentage of journals that are peer reviewed: 100

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

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

External partners: International Textile and Apparel Association

Publishing platform(s): bepress (Digital Commons)

Digital preservation strategy: DPN

Additional services: marketing; outreach; training; analytics; cataloging; metadata; ISSN registry; peer review management; author copyright advisory; other author advisory; digitization; hosting of supplemental content; audio/video streaming

Additional Information

Plans for expansion/future directions: Continuing to support our faculty, students and staff increase the visibility and impact of their research and scholarship through open access. Expanding our journal and conference proceedings publication activities.
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