Monash University

Monash University Library

Monash University Publishing

Primary Contact:
Nathan Hollier
Director, Monash University Publishing
61 3 9905 4227

Program Overview

Monash University Publishing is Monash University’s publishing imprint. Monash University Publishing will add a high level of value to the University by:
i. Publishing scholarly work of the highest quality, ensured by rigorous peer review
ii. Maximising the impact of Monash University Publishing titles
iii. Representing the breadth and energy of Monash University research interests (while not excluding contributors from anywhere)
iv. Promoting the free exchange of knowledge
v. Playing a coordinating role in the production and dissemination of Monash’s scholarly publications, and
vi. Providing a body of publishing expertise within the University.

Year publishing activities began: 2005

Organization: centralized library publishing unit/department

Total FTE in support of publishing activities: professional staff (5)

Funding sources (%): library operating budget (100)

Stage of publishing efforts (1–5): Established

Open access focus (1–5): 3

Advisory/editorial board: Y

Publishing Activities

Library-administered university press publications in 2018: monographs (21)

Library publications in 2018:

Number of open access titles: monographs (4)

Number of paid titles:

Number of hybrid titles: monographs (6)

Media formats: text; images; audio; video

Disciplinary specialties: Australian history; Asian political economy; Indonesian studies; social informatics; art history

Top publications: The Two Frank Thrings (monograph); Jean Galbraith: Writer in a Valley (monograph); Handful of Sand: The Gurindji Struggle after the Walk-off (monograph); Northern Lights: The Positive Policy Example of Sweden, Finland, Denmark and Norway (monograph); Australian Religious Thought (monograph)

Percentage of journals that are peer reviewed:

Percentage of journals assessing article processing charges (APCs): NA

Internal partners: campus departments or programs; individual faculty; graduate students; undergraduate students

External partners:

Publishing platform(s): OJS

Digital preservation strategy: university library repository

Additional services: graphic design (print or web); print-on-demand; typesetting; copy-editing; marketing; outreach; analytics; metadata; compiling indexes and/or TOCs; ISBN registry; applying for Cataloging in Publication Data; peer review management; business model development; budget preparation; contract/license preparation; author copyright advisory; other author advisory; digitization; image services; hosting of supplemental content; audio/video streaming

Additional Information

Plans for expansion/future directions: Monash University Publishing is working with Strategic Marketing at Monash University to continue to build the reputation and impact of this publishing imprint. This will take place in conjunction with a rebranding and redevelopment of the press's web presence. We intend to continue to focus on maximizing the impact of our titles within the scholarly and wider public sphere.
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