Maynooth University

Maynooth University Library

Digital Programmes and Information Systems

Fiona Morley, Head of Digital Programmes and Information Systems

Program Overview

To support and encourage the dissemination of academic research via open access on appropriate publishing platforms.

  • Publishing Activities Began: 2018
  • Location: Ireland
  • Languages published: English
  • Organization: services distributed across library units/departments
  • Stage (1-3): 2 - Early
  • Open Access Focus (1-5): 4 - Very Important
  • Program Advisory/Editorial Board: No
  • Peer Reviewed Journals: 100%
Staffing (in Full Time Equivalents):
  • Professional staff: 1
  • Paraprofessional staff: 1
Funding Sources for Publishing Activities:
  • Library Operating Budget: 100%

Publishing Activities

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

  2020 Open Access Paid Hybrid
Conference papers and proceedings, faculty
Conference papers and proceedings, student
Educational resources (ex. textbooks, course modules)
Electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs)
Journals, campus-based faculty-created
Journals, campus-based student-created
Journals, contracted by external groups
Journals, inactive back-issues
Technical/Research Reports
Undergraduate Capstones/Honors Theses

2020: New publications from July 2019 to June 2020. 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 offer a combination of both open access and pay-access content.


Top Publications:
  • The Open Journal of Astrophysics (journal)
  • Journal of Military History and Defence Studies (journal)
Disciplinary Specialties:
  • astrophysics
  • history
  • social/cultural

Technologies & Services

Media Formats:
  • images
  • text
Softwares & Platforms:
  • EPrints
  • OJS
  • Scholastica

Additional Services:
  • author advisory – copyright
  • contract/license preparation
  • DOI assignment/allocation of identifiers
  • ISSN registry
  • marketing
Digital Preservation Strategy:
  • Digital preservation services under discussion
Service Vendors: Scholastica