Sam Houston State University

Newton Gresham Library

Digital Library

Susan Elkins, Digital Resources Librarian

Program Overview

Newton Gresham Library embraces the mission to support and preserve the open access publishing of student work and peer reviewed journals. The Library works with faculty and students to make content available to the widest audience possible at the highest quality. With technical support supplied by the Texas Digital Library, these services are provided to the faculty, staff and students at no charge. Sam Houston State University and the Newton Gresham Library are committed to continual support of open access publishing.

  • Publishing Activities Began: 2016
  • Location: United States
  • Languages published: English
  • Organization: centralized library publishing unit/department
  • Stage (1-3): 2 - Early
  • Stage Comments:
  • Open Access Focus (1-5): 4 - Very Important
  • Program Advisory/Editorial Board: No
  • Peer Reviewed Journals: 100%
Staffing (in Full Time Equivalents):
  • Professional staff: 1
Funding Sources for Publishing Activities:
  • Library Operating Budget: 100%

Publishing Activities

Types of publications: electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs); journals, campus-based faculty-created; undergraduate capstones/honors theses.

  2020 Open Access Paid Hybrid
Conference papers and proceedings, faculty
Conference papers and proceedings, student
Educational resources (ex. textbooks, course modules)
Electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs) 98 98
Journals, campus-based faculty-created 5 5
Journals, campus-based student-created
Journals, contracted by external groups
Journals, inactive back-issues
Technical/Research Reports
Undergraduate Capstones/Honors Theses 1 1

2020: New publications from July 2019 to June 2020. 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 offer a combination of both open access and pay-access content.


Top Publications:
  • Journal of Universality of Global Education Issues (journal)
  • Read: An Online Journal for Literacy Educators (journal)
  • Southeast Case Research Journal (journal)
  • Journal of Multidisciplinary Graduate Research (journal)
  • The Measure: An Undergraduate Research Journal (journal)
Disciplinary Specialties:
  • education
  • literacy
  • multidisciplinary
  • case studies


Internal Partners: individual faculty

Openness to working with external partners: Consider external partners if there is a tie to my institution (e.g. local editor of a journal for an external scholarly society)

Best publications to refer to our program: Sam Houston State Unversity student and faculty work

Part of a consortium that provides support for publishing? yes
  • Name of consortium: Texas Digital Library
  • Type of support: Software hosting: Technical support; ETD submission, workflow, and software
Work with a university press? no

Administer a university press? no

Technologies & Services

Media Formats:
  • images
  • text
Softwares & Platforms:
  • DSpace
  • OJS

Additional Services:
  • analytics
  • outreach
  • peer review management
  • training
Digital Preservation Strategy:
  • Archivematica
  • Digital preservation services under discussion