Syracuse University

Syracuse University Libraries

Research and Scholarship
United States

Primary Contact:
Amanda Page
Open Publishing Librarian

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: professional staff (1.5); paraprofessional staff (.5)

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

Stage of publishing efforts (1–5): Pilot

Open access focus (1–5): 4

Advisory/editorial board: N

Publishing Activities

Library-administered university press publications in 2018: 48 monographs

Library publications in 2018: campus-based faculty-driven journals (2); campus-based student-driven journals (3); journals produced under contract/MOU for external groups (1); monographs (31); technical/research reports (285); faculty conference papers and proceedings (72); student conference papers and proceedings (15); newsletters (20); ETDs (497); undergraduate capstones/honors theses (985)

Number of open access titles: journals (); monographs ()

Number of paid titles: journals (); monographs (1)

Number of hybrid titles: journals (2); monographs ()

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

Disciplinary specialties: public humanities/publicly engaged scholarship; law and commerce; electrical engineering and computer science; writing and rhetoric; public diplomacy

Top publications: Internet Adoption and Integration by Network Television News (1997 to 2004); An efficient k-means clustering algorithm; Data aggregation techniques in sensor networks: A survey; Exploiting Data Locality in Dynamic Web Applications; All the pieces matter: A critical analysis of HBO's "The Wire"

Percentage of journals that are peer reviewed: 100

Percentage of journals assessing article processing charges (APCs): unknown

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

External partners: Imagining America, Association of Public Diplomacy Scholars (APDS) at Syracuse University.

Publishing platform(s): bepress (Digital Commons); CONTENTdm; OJS; Wordpress; locally developed software; XTF

Digital preservation strategy: AP Trust; DPN; HathiTrust; LOCKSS; Portico; in-house; digital preservation services under discussion

Additional services: graphic design (print or web); typesetting; copy-editing; training; analytics; cataloging; metadata; notification of A&I sources; ISSN registry; ISBN registry; DOI assignment/allocation of identifiers; open URL support; peer review management; author copyright advisory; other author advisory; digitization; hosting of supplemental content; audio/video streaming; creation of accessible formats (epub, etc.); rights clearance

Additional Information

Plans for expansion/future directions: Forming a new unit that will bring together several units involved in digital scholarship activities, including digital publishing; formalizing a menu of publishing services for the campus community.
View All Entries