Thomas Jefferson University

Scott Memorial Library

Academic and Instructional Support & Resources
United States

Primary Contact:
Dan Kipnis
Senior Education Services Librarian and Editor of Jefferson Digital Commons

Program Overview

To provide an open access institutional repository of the work being produced by the Jefferson community to a global audience.

Year publishing activities began: 2006

Organization: centralized library publishing unit/department

Total FTE in support of publishing activities: library staff (1.5)

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

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 (3); student-driven journals (2); journals produced under contract/MOU for external groups (1); monographs (4); technical/research reports (3); student conference papers and proceedings (20); newsletters (4); ETDs (50); videos; grand round presentations; conference posters

Number of open access titles:

Number of paid titles:

Number of hybrid titles:

Media formats: text; images; audio; video

Disciplinary specialties: historical psychiatry; internal medicine; population studies; integrative medicine

Top publications: Jefferson Journal of Psychiatry (journal); The Medicine Forum (journal); On the Anatomy of the Breast (monograph); A Manual of Military Surgery (monograph); Legend and Lore: Jefferson Medical College (monograph)

Percentage of journals that are peer reviewed: 100

Percentage of journals assessing article processing charges (APCs):

Internal partners: campus departments or programs; individual faculty

External partners: Special Library Association

Publishing platform(s): bepress (Digital Commons)

Digital preservation strategy: LOCKSS; in-house

Additional services: marketing; outreach; training; analytics; metadata; ISSN registration; author copyright advisory; digitization; hosting of supplemental content; audio/video streaming

Additional Information

Plans for expansion/future directions: Continuing to add journals, newsletters, and additional grey literature materials to our institutional repository.
We are encouraged by our grass roots effort to get materials in our IR and to continue our publishing efforts. View All Entries