Penn State University
Penn State University Libraries
Research Informatics and Publishing2020 CONTACT:
Ally Laird, Open Publishing Program Specialist
The Department of Research Informatics and Publishing enhances the technology-driven teaching and research capacity of the Penn State community. We partner with students, faculty, and staff to consult, provide training, and support projects in the areas of research data management, digital humanities, mapping, statistical analysis, and open publishing. Our services are based on the tenets of openness, innovation and technology, collaboration, and supporting the entire research workflow.
Location: United States
Organization: centralized library publishing unit/department
Stage (1-3): 3 - Established
Open Access Focus (1-5): 5 - Completely
Program Advisory/Editorial Board: Yes
Peer Reviewed Journals: 100%
Staffing (in Full Time Equivalents):
- Professional staff: 1
- Paraprofessional staff: 0.5
- Undergraduates: 0.25
- Library Operating Budget: 100%
Publishing ActivitiesTypes of publications: databases; journals, campus-based faculty-created; journals, campus-based student-created; journals, contracted by external groups; monographs; Bibliographies.
|Campus-based Faculty-driven Journal||6||6|
|Campus-based Student-driven Journals||2||2|
|Faculty Conference Papers and Proceedings|
|Journals for External Groups||6||6|
|Student Conference Papers and Proceedings|
|Undergraduate Capstones/Honors Theses|
2019: New publications from July 2018 to June 2019. 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 may be offered in some form as OA, but are also available as a paid version.
Other/Additional Publishing Activities:
- Library Publishing Activities: Bibliographies (6)
- Utopian Literature in English: An Annotated Bibliography From 1516 to the Present (bibliography)
- Western Pennsylvania History (journal)
- International Journal of Education and the Arts (journal)
- The Mentor (journal)
- New Errands: The Undergraduate Journal of American Studies (journal)
- Pennsylvania history
PartnersInternal Partners: campus departments or programs; individual faculty; graduate students; undergraduate students
Openess to Partners: Consider external partners if there is a tie to my institution (e.g. local editor of a journal for an external scholarly society)
Technologies & Services
- concept maps or other visualizations
- locally developed software
- author advisory – copyright
- compiling indexes and/or TOCs
- contract/license preparation
- DOI assignment/allocation of identifiers
- hosting of supplemental content
- ISSN registry
- Digital preservation services under discussion
Additional InformationPlans for Expansion & Future Directions:
Continuing to develop our monograph and topical web portal publication services, as well as improving our journal publication services by exploring greater preservation strategies and updating to OJS 3.
Currently, our publications require a connection to Penn State in some way (board, editor, monograph author, etc.), unless there is a strong interest and benefit to the Commonwealth of PA.