University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Atkins Library

Digital Scholarship Lab;
United States

Primary Contact:
Somaly Kim Wu
Digital Scholarship Librarian

Program Overview

We support the publication of scholarly journals online and assist journal editors with the management, editorial work, and production of their scholarly journal. The DSL offers journal hosting support services to UNC Charlotte faculty. Our services are built on the Open Journal System (OJS) journal management software that facilitates the publication of online peer-reviewed journals. DSL services include platform software hosting, updates, and copyright consulting.

Year publishing activities began: 2012

Organization: centralized library publishing unit/department

Total FTE in support of publishing activities: library staff (1)

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)

Number of open access titles:

Number of paid titles:

Number of hybrid titles:

Media formats: text

Disciplinary specialties: education; psychology; urban education

Top publications: NHSA Dialog (journal); Urban Education Research and Policy Annuals (journal); Undergraduate Journal of Psychology (journal)

Percentage of journals that are peer reviewed: 100

Percentage of journals assessing article processing charges (APCs):

Internal partners: individual faculty

External partners:

Publishing platform(s): OJS/OCS/OMP

Digital preservation strategy: digital preservation services under discussion

Additional services: graphic design (print or web); training; ISSN registration; dataset management; author copyright advisory

Additional Information

Plans for expansion/future directions: Building an institutional repository that is planned to be online within the year.
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