Kansas State University

Kansas State University Libraries

Center for Digital Scholarship and Publishing
United States

Primary Contact:
Char Simser
Coordinator of Electronic Publishing

Program Overview

To host peer-reviewed scholarly journals, monographs, and conference proceedings; make the content freely available worldwide; and contribute to and support evolving scholarly publishing models.

Year publishing activities began: 2007

Organization: centralized library publishing unit/department

Total FTE in support of publishing activities: professional staff (1FTE); paraprofessional staff (.5FTE)

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 2016:

Library publications in 2016: campus-based faculty driven journals (5); journals produced under contractd/MOU for external groups (2); monographs (3); textbooks (1); technical/research papers (106); faculty conference papers and proceedings (108); ETDs (1,161); undergraduate capstones/honors theses (5)

Number of open access titles: journals (9); monographs (5)

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

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

Media formats: text; images; audio; video; concept maps, modeling, maps, or other visualizations

Disciplinary specialties: financial therapy; rural research and policy; library science; literature; cognitive sciences and semantics

Top publications: Baltic International Yearbook of Cognition, Logic and Communication; Journal of Financial Therapy; Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature; Online Journal of Rural Research & Policy; GDR Bulletin

Percentage of journals that are peer reviewed: 100

Percentage of journals assessing article processing charges (APCs):

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

External partners: 1) College & University Libraries Section of Kansas Library Association; 2) Center for Cognitive Sciences and Semantics at the University of Latvia

Publishing platform(s): bepress (Digital Commons); Dspace; Omeka

Digital preservation strategy: CLOCKSS; DPN; LOCKSS; Portico

Additional services: graphic design (print or web); marketing; training notification of A&I sources; ISSN registry; ISBN registry; DOI assignment/allocation of identifiers; digitization hosting of supplemental content; audio/video streaming

Additional Information

Plans for expansion/future directions: In 2015, we established a Center for Digital Scholarship and Publishing that will include journal, ebook, and conference proceedings publishing services, data services, institutional repository, and continued outreach; we plan to add new journals, conference events, and monographs. Our plans for expansion are in line with the University's strategic directions.
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