McMaster University

McMaster University Library

Scholarly Communication Unit

Gabriela Mircea, Digital Repository Librarian

Program Overview

Our primary task is to facilitate journal publication for faculty and students at McMaster University, but the nature of scholarly publishing entails supporting scholars well beyond our campus as well. We welcome the participation of scholars from around the world in the journals we host.

  • Publishing Activities Began: 2006
  • Location: Canada
  • Languages published: English
  • 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: 100%

Publishing Activities

Types of publications: journals, campus-based faculty-created; journals, campus-based student-created; journals, contracted by external groups; journals, inactive back-issues.

  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

Media Formats:
  • audio
  • concept maps or other visualizations
  • images
  • multimedia/interactive content
  • text
  • video
Softwares & Platforms:
  • OJS

Additional Services:
  • DOI distribution
  • digitization
  • DOI assignment/allocation of identifiers
  • training
Digital Preservation Strategy:
  • Scholars Portal