Rowan University

Rowan University Libraries

Rowan University Libraries

Denise Brush, Engineering, Earth & Environment Librarian
Phone: 856-256-4977

Program Overview

Rowan Digital Works, a service of Rowan University Libraries, provides free, worldwide access to the scholarly, creative, and cultural works of Rowan University.

Publishing Activities Began: 2015
Location: United States
Organization: services distributed across library units/departments
Stage (1-3): 3 - Established
Open Access Focus (1-5): 4 - Very Important
Program Advisory/Editorial Board: No
Peer Reviewed Journals: 100%

Staffing (in Full Time Equivalents):
  • Professional staff: 2
  • Paraprofessional staff: 0.1
Funding Sources for Publishing Activities:
  • Library Operating Budget: 100%

Publishing Activities

Types of publications: conference papers and proceedings, faculty; educational resources (ex. textbooks, course modules); electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs); journals, campus-based student-created.

  2019 Open Access Paid Hybrid
Campus-based Faculty-driven Journal
Campus-based Student-driven Journals11
Faculty Conference Papers and Proceedings
Journals for External Groups
Student Conference Papers and Proceedings
Technical/Research Reports
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.


Top Publications:
  • “The effects of social media sites on self-esteem” (thesis)
  • "Case study of a client diagnosed with major depressive disorder" (thesis)
  • "The influence of social media on teens' self-esteem" (thesis)
  • "Impact of the lack of sleep on academic performance in college students" (thesis)
  • "The effects of social media use in undergraduate students" (thesis)
Disciplinary Specialties:
  • education
  • sciences
  • engineering


Internal Partners: campus departments or programs; individual faculty

Technologies & Services

Media Formats:
  • data
  • images
  • text
Softwares & Platforms:
  • Digital Commons (bepress)

Additional Services:
  • dataset management
Digital Preservation Strategy:
  • Amazon S3

Additional Information

Plans for Expansion & Future Directions:
The Library is exploring various ways to expand the scope of publishing services of our institutional repository, including but not limited to offering assignment of DOIs for OERs and research data sets. Rowan was assigned the R2 Carnegie Classification in Fall 2018 and there has been an increase in research focus at this institution. We anticipate an increase in support for and services as they relate to digital scholarship and publishing in the coming years. This is a great opportunity for Rowan University Libraries to further integrate us into the research and scholarship lifecycle of its campus community.
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