Technological University Dublin

Academic Library · Ireland

Aisling Coyne, Open Scholarship Librarian

Program Overview

To disseminate the intellectual output of the university as Open Access material.
  • Publishing activities began: 2008
  • Stage of publishing efforts: 3 - Established
    Launched an Academic Press on the IR as part of the EUt+ project (
  • Open access focus: Central to mission
  • 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): 2
  • Individual people: 2
  • Funding sources: Non-library campus budget

Publishing Activities

  • Conference papers and proceedings
  • Datasets
  • Educational resources
  • Electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs)
  • Grey literature
  • Journals
  • Monographs
  • Multimedia
  • Newsletters
  • Posters

Journal Publishing:
  • Journals published: 8
  • Campus-based faculty-created: 7
  • Campus-based student-created: 1
  • Peer-reviewed: 8
  • Currently inactive or archived: 8
Monograph/Book Publishing:
  • Monographs published: 4
  • Peer-reviewed: 4


Top Publications:
  • International Journal of Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage (journal)
  • Irish Journal of Academic Practice (journal)
  • Dublin Gastronomy Symposium (conference)
  • Level 3 (journal)
  • Knowledge Management Intellectual Capital (monograph)
Disciplinary Specialties:
  • Religious tourism and pilgrimage
  • Food, drink, and society
  • Tour guiding
  • Academic practice
  • Applied social studies


  • Internal partners:  Campus departments or programs; individual faculty
  • Other publishing entities administered by your library: No
  • Other publishing entities within your library’s parent institution: No
  • 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:
  • audio
  • data
  • images
  • multimedia
  • text
  • video
  • visualizations
Software & Platforms:
  • Digital Commons (bepress)

Additional Services:
  • author advisory - other
  • author advisory - copyright
  • Indexing services (e.g. assistance with journal application for DOAJ)
  • DOI distribution
  • analytics
  • audio/video streaming
  • dataset management
  • DOI assignment/allocation of identifiers
  • hosting of supplemental content
  • ISBN registry
  • ISSN registry
  • metadata
  • print-on-demand
  • training
Digital Preservation Strategy:


Adopted Policies:
The code of conduct of COPE: the Committee on Publication Ethics.

Additional Information

Last Year:
Academic Press as part of EUt+ project.
Future Plans:
Two journals being resurrected, two new journals launching in 2023.
Other Information:
Academic Press is multilingual, with the stipulation that the abstract and title be in English.