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Simon Fraser University Library

Public Knowledge Project Publishing Services (PKP / PS);
@pkp_ps; @sfu_library

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: .1 fte professional staff plus PKP/PS support

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 2017:

Library publications in 2017: campus-based faculty-driven journals (13); campus-based student-driven journals (2); faculty conference papers and proceedings (2)

Number of open access titles: journals (14)

Number of paid titles: journals (1)

Number of hybrid titles:

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

Disciplinary specialties: education; communications

Top publications: Canadian Journal of Communication (journal); International Journal 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:

Percentage of journals assessing article processing charges (APCs):

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

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

Publishing platform(s): OJS; OCS; OMP

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

Additional services: digitization; migration from other publishing platforms; software customization / development; DOI assignment; copyright 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.
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