Pacific University

Pacific University Libraries

Scholarly Communication and Publication Services / Pacific University Press
United States

Primary Contact:
Johanna Meetz
Scholarly Communication and Publishing Services Librarian

Program Overview

Pacific University Libraries’ publishing services exist to disseminate diverse and significant scholarly and creative work, regardless of a work’s economic potential. Through flexible open access publishing models and author services, Pacific University Libraries will contribute to the discovery of new ideas (from scholars within and outside the Pacific community) and to the sustainability of the publishing system.

Year publishing activities began: 2010

Organization: centralized library publishing unit/department

Total FTE in support of publishing activities: professional staff (0.9); paraprofessional staff (0.1)

Funding sources (%): library operating budget (90); charitable contributions (6); endowment income (4)

Stage of publishing efforts (1–5):

Open access focus (1–5):

Advisory/editorial board:

Publishing Activities

Library-administered university press publications in 2017: 1

Library publications in 2017: campus-based faculty-driven journals (6); journals produced under contract/MOU for external groups (2); monographs (9); faculty conference papers and proceedings (1); ETDs (90)

Number of open access titles: journals (7); monographs (2)

Number of paid titles: monographs (1)

Number of hybrid titles: monographs (2)

Media formats: text; images; audio

Disciplinary specialties: health care; philosophy; librarianship

Top publications: Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication (journal); Essays in Philosophy (journal); Health & Interprofessional Practice (journal)

Percentage of journals that are peer reviewed: 86

Percentage of journals assessing article processing charges (APCs):

Internal partners: campus departments or programs; individual faculty

External partners: Oregon Library Association; HELPS International; Society for Study of Occupation:USA

Publishing platform(s): bepress (Digital Commons); Ubiquity Press; Issuu

Digital preservation strategy: Portico; digital preservation services under discussion

Additional services: print-on-demand; typesetting; copy-editing; marketing; training; analytics; metadata; notification of A&I sources; ISSN registry; ISBN registry; DOI assignment/allocation of identifiers; peer review management; contract/license preparation; author copyright advisory; digitization

Additional Information

Plans for expansion/future directions: With the establishment of the Pacific University Press, our monograph publishing activities will expand over the next 3-5 years; this will include both open access and hybrid access models.
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