McGill University

McGill University Library

eScholarship, ePublishing and Digitization

Primary Contact:
Amy Buckland
eScholarship, ePublishing & Digitization Coordinator

Program Overview

McGill University Library showcases the research done by the McGill community to the world via publishing initiatives such as electronic theses and dissertations, open access journals and monographs, and by partnering with others to develop new methods to disseminate research.

Year publishing activities began: 1988

Organization: centralized library publishing unit/department

Total FTE in support of publishing activities: library staff (0.5)

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: faculty-driven journals (2); monographs (1); technical/ research reports (20); ETDs (1000); undergraduate capstone/honors theses (25); working papers

Number of open access titles:

Number of paid titles:

Number of hybrid titles:

Media formats: text; images; audio; video

Disciplinary specialties: education; food cultures; library history

Top publications: McGill Journal of Education (journal); CuiZine (journal); Fontanus (journal)

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; undergraduate students

External partners: Public Knowledge Project; Erudit; ThesesCanada

Publishing platform(s): OJS/OCS/OMP; locally developed software; DigiTool

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

Additional services: training; analytics; notification of A&I sources; ISSN registration; author copyright advisory; other author advisory; digitization; hosting of supplemental content

Additional Information

Plans for expansion/future directions: ETD program and Fontanus series are well established, but OJS journals are still in a developmental stage; looking to pair with the digital humanities community on campus to look at new ways of publishing, beyond the journal/monograph binary.
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