Tulane University

Tulane Libraries

Academic library · United States

Digital Scholarship & Initiatives


Sean Knowlton, Librarian for Digital Scholarship
Email: Digital@tulane.edu

Program Overview

Tulane University Journal Publishing is an open access, peer-reviewed journal publishing service that provides a web-based platform for scholarly and academic publishing for the Tulane community.
  • Publishing activities began: 2012
  • Stage of publishing efforts: Established
  • Open access focus: Central to mission
  • Portion of Open Access publications: All
  • 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): 1
  • Individual people: 1
  • Funding sources: Library materials budget

Publishing Activities

  • Electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs)
  • Journals

Journal Publishing:
  • Campus-based faculty-created: 2
  • Campus-based student-created: 2
  • Peer-reviewed: 4
  • Currently inactive or archived: 6


Top Publications:
  • Tulane European and Civil Law Forum (journal)
  • Women Leading Change: Case Studies on Women, Gender, and Feminism (journal)
  • Tulane Journal of Technology & Intellectual Property (journal)
  • Tulane Environmental Law Journal (journal)
  • Tulane Journal of Law & Sexuality (journal)
Disciplinary Specialties:
  • Law
  • Gender studies
  • Earth sciences
  • Undergraduate research


  • Internal partners:  Campus departments or programs
  • 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: Undergraduate journals; Regional culture; Environmental; gender; Civil rights
  • Part of a consortium which provides support for publishing? (e.g. platform, funding): No

Technologies & Services

Media Formats:
  • images
  • text
Software & Platforms:
  • Islandora
  • OJS
  • WordPress

Additional Services:
  • author advisory - copyright
  • audio/video streaming
  • business model development
  • cataloging
  • digitization
  • DOI assignment/allocation of identifiers
  • hosting of supplemental content
  • ISSN registry
  • outreach
  • training
Digital Preservation Strategy:
  • In-house