Swarthmore College

Swarthmore College Libraries

Academic Library · United States

Maria Aghazarian, Scholarly Communications Librarian
Phone: 610-328-8693
Email: scholarlycommunications@swarthmore.edu

Program Overview

To preserve and provide access to scholarship created by the Swarthmore College Community.
  • Publishing activities began: 2016
  • Stage of publishing efforts: 2 - Early
  • Open access focus: One priority among many
  • Portion of Open Access publications: Most
  • Publishing Languages: English

Program Organization

  • Organization of publishing services: Centralized library publishing unit/department
  • Advisory/editorial board: No
  • Total staffing in Full Time Equivalents (FTE): 1
  • Individual people: 1
  • Funding sources: Library operating budget

Publishing Activities

  • Electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs)
  • Journals

Journal Publishing:
  • Journals published: 2
  • Campus-based student-created: 2
  • Peer-reviewed: 2
  • Currently inactive or archived: 1


Top Publications:
  • Swarthmore Undergraduate History Journal (journal)
  • Crossings: Swarthmore Undergraduate Feminist Research Journal (journal)
  • #CritEdPol, Journal of Critical Education Policy Studies at Swarthmore College (journal)


  • Internal partners:  Undergraduate students
  • Other publishing entities administered by your library: No
  • Other publishing entities within your library’s parent institution: Yes
  • Program’s openness to working with external partners: Consider external partners if there is a tie to my institution (e.g., local editor of a journal for an external scholarly society)
  • Part of a consortium which provides support for publishing? (e.g. platform, funding): Yes

Technologies & Services

Media Formats:
  • text
Software & Platforms:
  • Digital Commons (bepress)

Additional Services:
  • author advisory - copyright
  • analytics
  • DOI assignment/allocation of identifiers
  • hosting of supplemental content
  • ISSN registry
  • metadata
  • training
Digital Preservation Strategy:
  • Amazon S3