Program Overview

Université Laval Library provides online hosting and related training and support at no charge for scholarly journals that are published by Université Laval’s members. The library is also responsible for disseminating theses in the institutional repository, CorpusUL.
  • Publishing activities began: 2018
  • Stage of publishing efforts: 3 - Established
  • Open access focus: One priority among many
  • Portion of Open Access publications: Most
  • Publishing Languages: French, 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: 2
  • Funding sources: Library operating budget

Publishing Activities

  • Datasets
  • Electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs)
  • Journals

Journal Publishing:
  • Journals published: 10
  • Campus-based faculty-created: 9
  • Campus-based student-created: 1
  • Peer-reviewed: 10


Disciplinary Specialties:
  • Social science and humanities
  • Medicine
  • Engineering
  • Law
  • Business and management


  • Internal partners:  Campus departments or programs, Individual faculty, Undergraduate students
  • Other publishing entities administered by your library: No
  • Other publishing entities within your library’s parent institution: Yes
    We have a patnership with the Presses de l'Université Laval for open access publication of monographs.
  • Program’s openness to working with external partners: Only work with internal partners
  • Part of a consortium which provides support for publishing? (e.g. platform, funding): Yes

Technologies & Services

Media Formats:
  • audio
  • images
  • text
  • video
Software & Platforms:
  • Dataverse
  • DSpace
  • OJS

Additional Services:
  • author advisory - copyright
  • Indexing services (e.g. assistance with journal application for DOAJ)
  • DOI distribution
  • DOI assignment/allocation of identifiers
  • metadata
  • training
Digital Preservation Strategy:
  • PKP