Royal Danish Library

Royal Danish Library

Academic Library · Denmark

Library Service and Partnerships

Jesper Boserup Thestrup, Communications Officer
Phone: +45 51-67-13-06

Program Overview

Mission/Objectives: is a service that ensures that Danish scientific journals can publish online. ensures that journals publishing in print can publish online and that new journals can be established online. The journals must be open access after one year. The journals must be related to a Danish university or a Danish research institution, a Danish museum, or a Danish scientific society. The journals must normally be peer reviewed, but we do accept other kinds of journals. For example, some of our journals are student journals where a researcher from the relevant university does the editorial process and not via anonymous peer review. Not all the journals are active. The Royal Danish Library does use the server to publish older inactive Danish journals in order to ensure an online presence of Danish scientific material. The Royal Danish Library only provide the platform, dissemination of metadata, and services like DOIs. The journals must handle the editorial workflow, peer review, typesetting, copyright issues, design etc.
  • Publishing activities began: 2007
  • Stage of publishing efforts: 3 - Established
  • Open access focus: Central to mission
  • Portion of Open Access publications: Most
  • Publishing Languages: Danish, English

Program Organization

  • Organization of publishing services: Services distributed across library units/departments
  • Advisory/editorial board: No
  • Total staffing in Full Time Equivalents (FTE): 4
  • Individual people: 6
  • Funding sources: Library operating budget

Publishing Activities

  • Conference papers and proceedings
  • Electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs)
  • Grey literature
  • Journals
  • Monographs

Journal Publishing:
  • Journals published: 186
  • Campus-based faculty-created: 35
  • Campus-based student-created: 5
  • Contracted by external groups: 99
  • Peer-reviewed: 75
  • Required fee to enable Open Access: 3
  • Currently inactive or archived: 48
Monograph/Book Publishing:
  • Monographs published: 14
  • Peer-reviewed: 9


  • Internal partners:  Campus departments or programs
  • Other publishing entities administered by your library: No
  • Other publishing entities within your library’s parent institution: Yes
  • Program’s openness to working with external partners: Open to working with any external partner
  • Part of a consortium which provides support for publishing? (e.g. platform, funding): No

Technologies & Services

Media Formats:
  • audio
  • text
  • video
Software & Platforms:
  • OJS
  • OMP

Additional Services:
  • DOI distribution
  • applying for Cataloging in Publication Data
  • DOI assignment/allocation of identifiers
  • ISBN registry
  • ISSN registry
  • training
Digital Preservation Strategy:
  • No digital preservation services provided