Simon Fraser University

Simon Fraser University Library

Public Knowledge Project Publishing Services (PKP / PS) ;

Primary Contact:
Brian Owen
Associate University Librarian / PKP Managing Director

Program Overview

Provide online hosting and related technical support at no charge for scholarly journals and conferences that have a significant SFU faculty connection (e.g., Managing Editor) or to support SFU-based teaching and research initiatives.

Year publishing activities began: 2005

Organization: The SFU Library provides the administrative and technical home for PKP and its related activities, such as PKP Publishing Services. In return, PKP/PS provides the technical expertise and infrastructure support for the SFU Library's scholarly communication services. PKP/PS staff work closely with the Library's liaison librarians.

Total FTE in support of publishing activities:

Funding sources (%): library operating budget (25); other (75)

Stage of publishing efforts (1–5):

Open access focus (1–5):

Advisory/editorial board:

Publishing Activities

Library-administered university press publications in 2015:

Library publications in 2015: campus-based faculty-driven journals (14); campus-based student-driven journals (2); faculty conference papers and proceedings (2);

Number of open access titles:

Number of paid titles:

Number of hybrid titles:

Media formats: text; images; audio; video; data; multimedia/interactive content

Disciplinary specialties:

Top publications:

Percentage of journals that are peer reviewed:

Percentage of journals assessing article processing charges (APCs):

Internal partners: campus departments or programs

External partners: SFU's Canadian Centre for Studies in Publishing

Publishing platform(s): OJS; OCS

Digital preservation strategy: COPPUL; LOCKSS

Additional services: digitization; software customization / development

Additional Information

Plans for expansion/future directions:
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