Mount Saint Vincent University

Mount Saint Vincent University Library

Archives and Scholarly Communication

Primary Contact:
Roger Gillis
Scholarly Communications and Archives Librarian

Program Overview

Journals at the Mount is a hosting service provided by the Mount Saint Vincent University Library for the Mount community and/or affiliated partners. The service employs Open Journal Systems (OJS) as a the hosting platform for scholarly journals and includes training, support, and guidance for the development of new and existing publications of the Mount community.

Year publishing activities began: 2010

Organization: centralized library publishing unit/department

Total FTE in support of publishing activities: library staff (0.25)

Funding sources (%): library operating budget (70); other (30)

Stage of publishing efforts (1–5):

Open access focus (1–5):

Advisory/editorial board:

Publishing Activities

Library-administered university press publications in 2014:

Library publications in 2014: faculty-driven journals (2); ETDs (30); undergraduate capstone/honors theses (2)

Number of open access titles:

Number of paid titles:

Number of hybrid titles:

Media formats: text; images

Disciplinary specialties: women’s/gender studies; adult education

Top publications: Atlantis: Critical Studies in Gender, Culture & Social Justice (journal); Canadian Journal for the Study of Adult Education (journal)

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

External partners: Canadian Association for the Study of Adult Education; Public Knowledge Project

Publishing platform(s): OJS/OCS/OMP

Digital preservation strategy: digital preservation services under discussion

Additional services: graphic design (print or web); marketing; outreach; training; analytics; cataloging; metadata; ISSN registration; DOI assignment/allocation of identifiers; contract/license preparation; author copyright advisory; hosting of supplemental content

Additional Information

Plans for expansion/future directions: Digitizing back issues, developing student journals, and discussing with faculty the development of new journals/migrating existing journals to the OJS platform.
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