Syracuse University

Syracuse University Libraries

Scholarly Communication
surface.syr.edu
United States

Primary Contact:
Yuan Li
Scholarly Communication Librarian
315-443-4247

Program Overview

To provide Syracuse University (SU) faculty with an alternative to commercial publishing venues, and to provide the campus community support for open access publishing models.

Year publishing activities began: 2010

Organization: services are distributed across library units/departments

Total FTE in support of publishing activities: library staff (3)

Funding sources (%): library materials budget (25); library operating budget (75)

Stage of publishing efforts (1–5):

Open access focus (1–5):

Advisory/editorial board:

Publishing Activities

Library-administered university press publications in 2014:

Library publications in 2014: faculty-driven journals (1); student-driven journals (2); monographs (4); technical/research reports (98); faculty conference papers and proceedings (48); student conference papers and proceedings (15); newsletters (290); ETDs (248); working papers; journal articles; images; video; and presentations

Number of open access titles:

Number of paid titles:

Number of hybrid titles:

Media formats: text; video

Disciplinary specialties: law and commerce; public diplomacy; writing and rhetoric; disability and popular culture

Top publications: Intertext (journal)

Percentage of journals that are peer reviewed: 100

Percentage of journals assessing article processing charges (APCs):

Internal partners: Syracuse University Press; campus departments or programs; individual faculty; graduate students; undergraduate students

External partners:

Publishing platform(s): bepress (Digital Commons); OJS/OCS/OMP

Digital preservation strategy: APTrust; DPN; LOCKSS

Additional services: graphic design (print or web); typesetting; copy-editing; marketing; training; analytics; cataloging; metadata; ISSN registration; DOI assignment/allocation of identifiers; open URL support; peer review management; business model development; author copyright advisory; digitization; hosting of supplemental content; audio/video streaming

Additional Information

Plans for expansion/future directions: Launching a joint imprint (Syracuse Unbound) with Syracuse University Press and two new open access journals in the coming months; forming a new unit that brings together several units involved in digital scholarship activities, including digital publishing; formalizing a menu of publishing services for the campus community.
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