Johns Hopkins

Sheridan Libraries

Scholarly Resources and Special Collections
United States

Primary Contact:
David Reynolds
Manager of Scholarly Digital Initiatives

Program Overview

To provide a publishing platform for required ETDs and journals for the Johns Hopkins academic community.

Year publishing activities began: 2009

Organization: services are distributed across library units/departments

Total FTE in support of publishing activities: library staff (2.25)

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 2014:

Library publications in 2014: ETDs (5); undergraduate capstone/honors theses (50)

Number of open access titles:

Number of paid titles:

Number of hybrid titles:

Media formats: text; images

Disciplinary specialties: education; business

Top publications: International Journal of Interdisciplinary Education (journal); New Horizons for Education (journal)

Percentage of journals that are peer reviewed: 50

Percentage of journals assessing article processing charges (APCs):

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

External partners:

Publishing platform(s): DSpace; OJS/OCS/OMP

Digital preservation strategy: in-house; digital preservation services under discussion

Additional services: training; analytics; metadata; peer review management; author copyright advisory

Additional Information

Plans for expansion/future directions: Publishing journals for the School of Education; looking into providing a monograph publishing service for academic departments; revisiting the question of publishing student journals.
We have only done an ETD pilot so far, but mandatory submission was required as of September 1, 2013. We are working with the School of Education to publish two new OA journals. We expect the inaugural issues to appear by the second quarter of 2014. View All Entries