McGill University

McGill University Library & Archives

Digital Initiatives

Primary Contact:
Jessica Lange
Scholarly Communications Librarian

Program Overview

McGill University Library showcases the research done by the McGill community 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: professional staff (0.50); paraprofessional staff (0.35); graduate students (0.1)

Funding sources (%): library operating budget (95); grants (5)

Stage of publishing efforts (1–5):

Open access focus (1–5):

Advisory/editorial board:

Publishing Activities

Library-administered university press publications in 2017:

Library publications in 2017: campus­-based faculty-­driven journals (6); campus-­based student­ driven journals (2); journals produced under contract/MOU for external groups (3); monographs (3); technical/research reports (25); ETDs (2225); undergraduate capstones/honors theses (9)

Number of open access titles: journals (12); monographs (3)

Number of paid titles:

Number of hybrid titles:

Media formats: text; images; audio; video

Disciplinary specialties: education; food cultures; library history; cultural issues

Top publications: McGill Journal of Education (journal); CuiZine (journal); Education Libraries (journal); Canadian Review of Art Education (journal); Fontanus (journal)

Percentage of journals that are peer reviewed: 90

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; locally developed software; digitool

Digital preservation strategy: digital preservation services under discussion

Additional services: training; analytics; notification of A&I sources; ISSN registry; ISBN registry; author copyright advisory; digitization hosting of supplemental content; journal archive preservation

Additional Information

Plans for expansion/future directions: data publishing, DOI services
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