Stockholm University

Stockholm University Library

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

Program Overview

Stockholm University Press is a publicly financed operation with its main goal to provide public access to peer reviewed scientific results in multiple formats, both nationally and internationally. In partnership with our authors and series editors, we publish in the humanities, social sciences and the natural sciences. We guarantee that all work we publish meets the highest academic standards by ensuring rigorous peer review is completed. We follow guidelines from the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) to ensure ethical editing and publishing. We believe that the control of publishing should be maintained by researchers themselves. All of our content is published under the terms of Creative Commons Licenses which ensures that copyright remains with authors and also requires fullattribution to accompany all reuse and dissemination. Our recommended license is CC-BY. The Press provides access to electronic journals and books free of charge, and to printed books at costprices. 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. SUP was founded after a decision made by the Vice Chancellor in December 2012.

Year publishing activities began: 2014

Organization: services are distributed across library units/departments

Total FTE in support of publishing activities: professional staff (6) (not full-time)

Funding sources (%): library operating budget; other (APC & BPC)

Stage of publishing efforts (1–5):

Open access focus (1–5):

Advisory/editorial board:

Publishing Activities

Library-administered university press publications in 2017: books (3)

Library publications in 2017: campus-based faculty-driven journals (3); rural landscapes

Number of open access titles: journals (1); monographs (2); edited volumes (4)

Number of paid titles:

Number of hybrid titles:

Media formats: Journals, Books, Research data (pdf, epub, kindle, HTLM)

Disciplinary specialties: humanities; science; social sciences; law

Top publications: Don’t Be Quiet, Start a Riot! Essays on Feminism and Performance (book); Rural Landscapes: Society, Environment, History (journal); Platonic Occasions (book); Médiations interculturelles entre la France et la Suède. Trajectoires et circulations de 1945 à nos jours (book); From Clerks to Copora (book); Festival Romanistica (book)

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; Rua

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. At the end of 2016 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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