Simon Fraser University

Simon Fraser University Library

Digital Publishing
@sfu_library ; @pkp

Primary Contact:
Kevin Stranack
Head, Digital Publishing; Associate Director, PKP

Program Overview

Provide online hosting and related technical support at no charge for scholarly journals and conferences that have a significant SFU faculty connection or to support SFU-based teaching and research initiatives. Also responsible for accepting formatted theses and dissertations, depositing theses in the Library’s research repository, Summit. Summit also acts as a publication platform for university authors.

Year publishing activities began: 2004

Organization: services are distributed across library units/departments

Total FTE in support of publishing activities: 2 paraprofessional staff; 1.3 fte professional staff; plus PKP/PS support

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

Stage of publishing efforts (1–5): (5) Established

Open access focus (1–5): 4

Advisory/editorial board: N

Publishing Activities

Library-administered university press publications in 2018:

Library publications in 2018: campus-based faculty-driven journals (9); campus-based student-driven journals (3); faculty conference papers and proceedings (28); monographs (36); technical/research reports (5); ETDs (533); undergraduate capstones/honors theses (1)

Number of open access titles: journals (8); monographs (36)

Number of paid titles: journals (1); monographs (0)

Number of hybrid titles: journals (0); monographs (0)

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

Disciplinary specialties: Education, communications, archeaology

Top publications: Canadian Journal of Communication (journal); InternationalJournal of Education Policy and Leadership (journal); Journal of the Entomological Society of British Columbia (journal); Philosophical Inquiry in Education (journal); Canadian Journal of Higher Education (journal)

Percentage of journals that are peer reviewed: 100

Percentage of journals assessing article processing charges (APCs): 0

Internal partners: SFU's Canadian Institute for Studies in Publishing; SFU Archeaology Press

External partners: AJOL, ETCL/DHSI/INKE, IBICT, INASP, Islandora, LOCKSS, Redalyc, SciELO, SPARC

Publishing platform(s): OJS; OCS; OMP; Drupal

Digital preservation strategy: Archivematica; COPPUL Private LOCKSS Network; PKP Private LOCKSS Network

Additional services: digitization; migration from other publishing platforms; software customization / development; DOI assignment; copyright advisory; copy-editing; training; analytics; compiling indexes and/or TOCs; hosting of supplemental content; outreach, author copyright advisory; other author advisory

Additional Information

Plans for expansion/future directions: Support for XML transformation service and enhanced alt-metics service, but both dependent on PKP development currently underway.
We are currently focusing on the development of course-based journals for faculty. View All Entries