Toronto Metropolitan University

Toronto Metropolitan University Libraries

Academic Library · Canada

Cross-library Collaboration

Ann Ludbrook, Copyright and Scholarly Engagement Librarian
Phone: 416-979-5000 x556910

Program Overview

The Toronto Metropolitan University Libraries provide support for TMU faculty and staff members who wish to create and publish both open, open education and scholarly monographs.
  • Publishing activities began: 2016
  • Stage of publishing efforts: 2 - Early
  • Open access focus: Central to mission
  • Portion of Open Access publications: Most
  • Publishing Languages: English, French

Program Organization

  • Organization of publishing services: Services distributed across library units/departments
  • Advisory/editorial board: No
  • Total staffing in Full Time Equivalents (FTE): 0.8
  • Individual people: 3
  • Students: Graduate student(s), Undergraduate student(s)
  • Funding sources: Grants, Library operating budget

Publishing Activities

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

Journal Publishing:
  • Journals published: 3
  • Campus-based faculty-created: 3
  • Contracted by external groups: 1
  • Peer-reviewed: 3
  • Currently inactive or archived: 5
Monograph/Book Publishing:
  • Monographs published: 80
Open Educational Resources Publishing:
  • Open Educational Resources: 80


Top Publications:
  • Vital Sign Measurement Across the Lifespan (textbook)
  • Introduction to Communication in Nursing (textbook)
  • Physical Examination Techniques: A Nurse’s Guide (textbook)
  • Introduction to Health Assessment for the Nursing Professional (textbook)
  • The Scholarship of Writing in Nursing Education: 1st Canadian Edition (textbook)
Disciplinary Specialties:
  • Nursing
  • Business Management
  • Social Science
  • Accessibility
  • Humanities


  • Internal partners:  Campus departments or programs, Individual faculty, Graduate students, Undergraduate students
  • 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)
  • Types of publications should other publishers refer to your program: Open Educational Resources
  • Part of a consortium which provides support for publishing? (e.g. platform, funding): Yes

Technologies & Services

Media Formats:
  • audio
  • data
  • images
  • modeling
  • multimedia
  • text
  • video
Software & Platforms:
  • Dataverse
  • figshare
  • OJS
  • Omeka
  • Pressbooks
  • Scalar
  • WordPress

Additional Services:
  • author advisory - other
  • author advisory - copyright
  • analytics
  • cataloging
  • contract/license preparation
  • copyediting
  • DOI assignment/allocation of identifiers
  • graphic design (print or web)
  • image services
  • ISBN registry
  • outreach
  • peer review management
  • training
  • typesetting
Digital Preservation Strategy:
  • No digital preservation services provided

Additional Information

Future Plans:
Outreach and training for student journals.