McMaster University

McMaster University Library

Sherman Centre for Digital Scholarship

Primary Contact:
Gabriela Mircea
Digital Repository Librarian
905-525-9140 x20988

Program Overview

The McMaster University Library journal and institutional repository platforms offer state-of-the-art services to the McMaster community. We are strongly committed to using open source software to deliver high-quality services that are both scalable and sustainable.

Year publishing activities began: 2006

Organization: services are distributed across library units/departments

Total FTE in support of publishing activities: professional staff (1.5); undergraduate students (3)

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 (10); campus-based student driven journals (8); faculty conference papers and proceedings (55); ETDs (802); undergraduate capstones/honors theses (54)

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

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

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

Media formats: text; images; audio; video; data

Disciplinary specialties: philosophy; literature; communication; health

Top publications: Early Theatre; Russell: The Journal of Bertrand Russell Studies; Energy Studies Review; Journal of Professional Communication; Nexus

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:

Publishing platform(s): DSpace; OJS

Digital preservation strategy: in-house; Ontario Library Research Cloud

Additional services: training metadata; DOI assignment/allocation of identifiers; digitization

Additional Information

Plans for expansion/future directions:
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