Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Rutgers University Libraries

Academic Library · United States

Scholarly Communication and Collections

Jeff Carroll, Assistant Vice President for Scholarly Communication and Collections
Phone: 848-932-5922

Program Overview

The Rutgers University Libraries support and enrich the instructional, research, and public service missions of the University. Our publishing services contribute to the development of new knowledge through publishing the results of scholarly inquiry, including ETDs, journals, and datasets.
  • Publishing activities began: 2005
  • Stage of publishing efforts: 3 - Established
  • Open access focus: Central to mission
  • Portion of Open Access publications: All
  • Publishing Languages: English

Program Organization

  • Organization of publishing services: Centralized library publishing unit/department
  • Advisory/editorial board: No
  • Total staffing in Full Time Equivalents (FTE): 1.5
  • Individual people: 8
  • Students: Graduate student(s)
  • Funding sources: Library operating budget

Publishing Activities

  • Conference papers and proceedings
  • Datasets
  • Educational resources
  • Electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs)
  • Expansive digital publications
  • Journals
  • Newsletters

Journal Publishing:
  • Journals published: 3
  • Campus-based faculty-created: 1
  • Campus-based student-created: 1
  • Contracted by external groups: 1
  • Peer-reviewed: 3
  • Currently inactive or archived: 6


Top Publications:
  • Journal of Jazz Studies (journal)
  • New Jersey Studies: an Interdisciplinary Journal (journal)
  • Aresty Rutgers Undergraduate Research Journal (journal)
  • Pragmatic Case Studies in Psychotherapy (journal)
Disciplinary Specialties:
  • Jazz
  • History
  • Psychotherapy


  • Internal partners:  Campus departments or programs; individual faculty; graduate students; undergraduate students
  • Other publishing entities administered by your library: No
  • Other publishing entities within your library’s parent institution: Yes
    By consultation.
  • Program’s openness to working with external partners: Consider external partners but only if in our disciplinary specialty
  • Part of a consortium which provides support for publishing? (e.g. platform, funding): No

Technologies & Services

Software & Platforms:
  • OJS
  • Omeka
  • Pressbooks

Additional Services:
  • cataloging
  • contract/license preparation
  • DOI assignment/allocation of identifiers
  • metadata
Digital Preservation Strategy:
  • PKP
  • Amazon Glacier
  • In-house