Temple University

Charles Library

Academic Library · United States

Center for Scholarly Communication and Open Publishing


Mary Rose Muccie, Director, Temple University Press and Scholarly Communications Officer, Temple University Libraries
Phone: 215-204-2145
Email: maryrose.muccie@temple.edu

Program Overview

The Center for Scholarly Communication and Open Publishing promotes an open, inclusive, and sustainable scholarly publishing landscape. Programs and events support open publishing across the Temple community and provide opportunities for discussion about and shaping of the future of scholarly communication. Initiatives include TUScholarShare, Temple’s institutional repository; North Broad Press, a joint Libraries/Press imprint; the open journal publishing program; and the OA publishing fund.
  • Publishing activities began: 2008
  • Stage of publishing efforts: 3 - Established
  • Open access focus: Central to mission
  • Portion of Open Access publications: All
  • Publishing Languages: English, Spanish

Program Organization

  • Organization of publishing services: Centralized library publishing unit/department
  • Advisory/editorial board: No
  • Total staffing in Full Time Equivalents (FTE): 2.5
  • Individual people: 5
  • Students: Graduate student(s)
  • Funding sources: Library operating budget

Publishing Activities

  • Datasets
  • Educational resources
  • Electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs)
  • Journals
  • Monographs
  • Multimedia

Journal Publishing:
  • Journals published: 4
  • Campus-based faculty-created: 2
  • Campus-based student-created: 2
  • Peer-reviewed: 4
  • Currently inactive or archived: 1
Open Educational Resources Publishing:
  • Open Educational Resources: 104


Top Publications:
  • CommonHealth (journal)
  • Mundi (journal)
  • Strategic Visions (journal)
  • Perceptions (journal)
  • ¡Qué viva la música! Repaso de conversación en español (textbook)


  • Internal partners:  Campus departments or programs; individual faculty; graduate students; undergraduate students
  • Other publishing entities administered by your library: Yes
    Temple University Press is a separate department and budgetary unit but reports organizationally to the Libraries. We have a joint imprint, North Broad Press, which publishes open textbooks by members of the Temple community.
  • 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)
  • Types of publications should other publishers refer to your program: Textbooks; journals
  • Part of a consortium which provides support for publishing? (e.g. platform, funding): No

Technologies & Services

Media Formats:
  • audio
  • images
  • multimedia
  • text
  • video
  • visualizations
Software & Platforms:
  • DSpace
  • Manifold
  • OJS
  • Pressbooks
  • Scalar

Additional Services:
  • author advisory - other
  • author advisory - copyright
  • Indexing services (e.g. assistance with journal application for DOAJ)
  • DOI distribution
  • analytics
  • audio/video streaming
  • cataloging
  • compiling indexes and/or TOCs
  • contract/license preparation
  • copyediting
  • dataset management
  • DOI assignment/allocation of identifiers
  • graphic design (print or web)
  • hosting of supplemental content
  • image services
  • ISBN registry
  • ISSN registry
  • marketing
  • metadata
  • outreach
  • peer review management
  • print-on-demand
  • typesetting
Digital Preservation Strategy:
  • Archive-It
  • Digital preservation services under discussion
  • In-house