McGill University

McGill University Library

Digital Inititaives

Jessica Lange, Scholarly Communications Librarian
Phone: 514-398-2895

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.

  • Publishing Activities Began: 1998
  • Location: Canada
  • Languages published: English; French
  • Organization: centralized library publishing unit/department
  • Stage (1-3): 3 - Established
  • Open Access Focus (1-5): 5 - Completely
  • Program Advisory/Editorial Board: No
  • Peer Reviewed Journals: 95%
Staffing (in Full Time Equivalents):
  • Professional staff: 0.5
  • Paraprofessional staff: 0.35
  • Graduate students: 0.1
Funding Sources for Publishing Activities:
  • Library Operating Budget: 95%
  • Grants: 5%

Publishing Activities

Types of publications: .

  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.

Technologies & Services

Softwares & Platforms:
  • OJS
  • Samvera