Stephen F. Austin State University

Ralph W. Steen Library

Center for Digital Scholarship

R. Philip Reynolds, Scholarly Communication Librarian
Phone: 936-468-1453

Program Overview

Highlighting and showcasing the intellectual and creative output of the university.

Publishing Activities Began: 2014
Location: United States
Organization: centralized library publishing unit/department
Stage (1-3): 3 - Established
Open Access Focus (1-5): 5 - Completely
Program Advisory/Editorial Board: No
Peer Reviewed Journals: 70%

Staffing (in Full Time Equivalents):
  • Professional staff: 1
  • Paraprofessional staff: 1
Funding Sources for Publishing Activities:
  • Library Operating Budget: 100%

Publishing Activities

Types of publications: conference papers and proceedings, faculty; conference papers and proceedings, student; educational resources (ex. textbooks, course modules); electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs); journals, campus-based faculty-created; journals, contracted by external groups; technical/research reports; undergraduate capstones/honors theses.

  2019 Open Access Paid Hybrid
Campus-based Faculty-driven Journal99
Campus-based Student-driven Journals
Faculty Conference Papers and Proceedings
Journals for External Groups 11
Student Conference Papers and Proceedings
Technical/Research Reports
Undergraduate Capstones/Honors Theses8

2019: New publications from July 2018 to June 2019. 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 may be offered in some form as OA, but are also available as a paid version.


Top Publications:
  • East Texas Historical Journal (journal)
  • Index of Texas Archaeology: Open Access Gray Literature from the Lone Star State (journal)
  • Journal of Human Services: Training, Research, and Practice (journal)
  • School Leadership Review (journal)
  • Basic Concepts in Forest Valuation and Investment Analysis, Edition 3.0 (textbook)
Disciplinary Specialties:
  • anthropology
  • regional history
  • human services
  • education K-12
  • educational leadership


Internal Partners: campus departments or programs; individual faculty; graduate students

Openess to 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: Journals with ties to faculty or staff to Stephen F. Austin State University.

Technologies & Services

Media Formats:
  • audio
  • data
  • images
  • modeling
  • text
  • video
Softwares & Platforms:
  • Digital Commons (bepress)

Additional Services:
  • applying for Cataloging in Publication Data
  • audio/video streaming
  • author advisory – copyright
  • contract/license preparation
  • digitization
  • DOI assignment/allocation of identifiers
  • graphic design (print or web)
  • ISSN registry
  • notification of A&I sources
  • peer review management
  • training
Digital Preservation Strategy:
  • Amazon S3
Service Vendors: CrossRef; bepress

Additional Information

Plans for Expansion & Future Directions:
We hope to start publishing an undergraduate research journal.
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