Stockholm University

Stockholm University Library

Communications department
stockholmuniversitypress (FB), SthlmUniPress (Twitter)

Primary Contact:
Birgitta Hellmark Lindgren (PhD)
Head of communications and deputy library director

Program Overview

SUP was founded after a decision made by the Vice Chancellor in December 2012. It is a publicly financed operation with its main goal to provide public access to scientific results in multiple formats, both nationally and internationally. The Press provides access to electronic journals and books free of charge, and to printed books at low prices. We aim to make journals and books affordable, and to give them the widest possible dissemination so that researchers around the world can find and access the information they need without barriers.

Year publishing activities began: 2014

Organization: services are distributed across library units/departments

Total FTE in support of publishing activities: professional staff (6)

Funding sources (%): library operating budget (100)

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 (1)

Number of open access titles:

Number of paid titles:

Number of hybrid titles:

Media formats: text; images; data; concept maps, modeling, maps, or other visualizations

Disciplinary specialties: Humanities Academic Area; Science Academic Area; Social Sciences Academic Area; Law

Top publications: Rural Landscapes: Society, Environment, History (journal)

Percentage of journals that are peer reviewed: 100

Percentage of journals assessing article processing charges (APCs):

Internal partners: campus departments or programs

External partners:

Publishing platform(s): OJS; OMP

Digital preservation strategy: DiVA (digitala Vetenskapliga Arkivet)

Additional services: graphic design (print or web); print-on-demand; typesetting; copy-editing; marketing; outreach; analytics; cataloging; metadata ISSN registry; ISBN registry; dataset management; peer review management; business model development; contract/license preparation; author copyright advisory; other author advisory; image services; data visualization

Additional Information

Plans for expansion/future directions: From autumn 2014 the Stockholm University Library offers a new dissertation support open to all doctoral students at Stockholm University. The idea is to simplify the publishing process. In conjunction with the electronic posting, the doctoral students may choose to get help with the production, distribution and marketing of their dissertations. We will also have a publishing service for "grey area litterateur", that will offer a limited support similar to that of the press.
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