Northwestern Illinois University

Ronald Williams Library

Academic Library · United States

University Libraries

Ashley Howdeshell, University Archivist
Phone: 773-442-4416

Program Overview

NEIU's publishing activities are meant to showcase and disseminate the scholarly and creative work of the University's faculty, students, and staff.
  • Publishing activities began: 2018
  • Stage of publishing efforts: 2 - Early
  • Open access focus: Central to mission
  • Portion of Open Access publications: Most
  • Publishing Languages: English

Program Organization

  • Organization of publishing services: Centralized library publishing unit/department
  • Advisory/editorial board: Yes
  • Total staffing in Full Time Equivalents (FTE): 0.25
  • Individual people: 3
  • Funding sources: Library operating budget

Publishing Activities

  • Conference papers and proceedings
  • Electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs)
  • Expansive digital publications
  • Multimedia
  • Newsletters


Top Publications:
  • The North American Accounting Studies
Disciplinary Specialties:
  • Accounting


  • Internal partners:  Campus departments or programs
  • Other publishing entities administered by your library: No
  • Other publishing entities within your library’s parent institution: No
  • Program’s openness to working with external partners: Only work with internal partners
  • Types of publications should other publishers refer to your program: Journals, campus-based faculty created; conference papers and proceedings, faulty; undergraduate capstones/honors theses; conference papers and proceedings, student; expansive digital publications (digital humanities or other complex multimedia projects)
  • Part of a consortium which provides support for publishing? (e.g. platform, funding): No

Technologies & Services

Media Formats:
  • audio
  • images
  • multimedia
  • text
  • video
Software & Platforms:
  • Digital Commons (bepress)

Additional Services:
  • author advisory - copyright
  • hosting of supplemental content
Digital Preservation Strategy:
  • No digital preservation services provided