University Library

Center for Digital Scholarship

Ted Polley, Social Sciences & Digital Publishing Librarian
Phone: 317-274-8552
Email: dapolley@iupui.edu

Program Overview

The Center for Digital Scholarship assists IUPUI faculty, staff, students, and affiliated groups in publishing open access scholarly journals. We work with partners launching new journals, or assisting existing journals transitioning from a subscription model to an open access model.

Publishing Activities Began: 2008
Location: United States
Organization: centralized library publishing unit/department
Stage (1-3): 3 - Established
Open Access Focus (1-5): 4 - Very Important
Program Advisory/Editorial Board: No
Peer Reviewed Journals: 80%
Journals that assess article processing charges: 5%

Staffing (in Full Time Equivalents):
  • Professional staff: 2
Funding Sources for Publishing Activities:
  • Library Operating Budget: 100%

Publishing Activities

Types of publications: conference papers and proceedings, student; journals, campus-based faculty-created; journals, campus-based student-created; journals, contracted by external groups.

  2019 Open Access Paid Hybrid
Campus-based Faculty-driven Journal871
Campus-based Student-driven Journals22
Faculty Conference Papers and Proceedings
Journals for External Groups 54
Student Conference Papers and Proceedings11
Technical/Research Reports
Undergraduate Capstones/Honors Theses

2019: New publications from July 2018 to June 2019. Journals include titles actively publishing during the date range. Other publication types include items that were published or added to repositories for the first time within the date range.

OA/Paid/Hybrid: Publications currently published and/or available online. OA (open access) publications do not include counts for hybrid publications. Hybrid publications are those that may be offered in some form as OA, but are also available as a paid version.


Top Publications:
  • Advances in Social Work (journal)
  • Chronicles of Health Impact Assessment (journal)
  • Indiana Law Review (journal)
  • Metropolitan Universities (journal)
  • Journal of Teaching Writing (journal)
Disciplinary Specialties:
  • social work
  • health impact assessment
  • law
  • community engaged research
  • Islamic faith and practice


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

Openess to Partners: Consider external partners if there is a tie to my institution (e.g. local editor of a journal for an external scholarly society)

Technologies & Services

Media Formats:
  • text
Softwares & Platforms:
  • DSpace
  • OJS

Additional Services:
  • analytics
  • business model development
  • contract/license preparation
  • DOI assignment/allocation of identifiers
  • ISSN registry
  • training
Digital Preservation Strategy:
  • PKP Preservation Network
  • Indiana Uiniversity's Scholarly Data Archive

Additional Information

Plans for Expansion & Future Directions:
We hope to balance growth with continuing to provide quality service to our current editors. We are working to connect our journals with external services, such as copy editing and article layout.
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