University of Arizona

University of Arizona Libraries

Academic Library · United States

Research Engagement

Ellen Dubinsky, Scholarly Communication Librarian
Phone: 520-621-6433

Program Overview

The University of Arizona Libraries provides tools, services, and expertise that enable the creation, distribution, and preservation of scholarly works and research data in support of the mission of the University of Arizona.
  • Publishing activities began: 1994
  • Stage of publishing efforts: 3 - Established
  • Open access focus: Central to mission
  • Portion of Open Access publications: All

Program Organization

  • Organization of publishing services: Centralized library publishing unit/department
  • Advisory/editorial board: No
  • Total staffing in Full Time Equivalents (FTE): 1.5
  • Individual people: 3
  • Funding sources: Library operating budget

Publishing Activities

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

Journal Publishing:
  • Journals published: 14
  • Campus-based faculty-created: 7
  • Campus-based student-created: 4
  • Contracted by external groups: 3
  • Peer-reviewed: 11
  • Currently inactive or archived: 7


Top Publications:
  • Journal of Political Ecology (journal)
  • Issues and Trends in Learning Technologies (journal)
  • Journal of Methods and Measurement in the Social Sciences (journal)
  • Journal of Second Language Acquisition and Teaching (journal)
  • Journal of Appellate Practice and Process (journal)
Disciplinary Specialties:
  • Social sciences
  • Education
  • Anthropology
  • Law


  • Internal partners:  Campus departments or programs, Individual faculty, Graduate students
  • Other publishing entities administered by your library: Yes
    The University of Arizona Press is also housed within the Libraries. However, Library publishing of journals, OER, & repository services works independently of the University of Arizona Press.
  • Other publishing entities within your library’s parent institution: Yes
  • 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)
  • Part of a consortium which provides support for publishing? (e.g. platform, funding): No

Technologies & Services

Media Formats:
  • audio
  • data
  • images
  • text
  • video
Software & Platforms:
  • DSpace
  • figshare
  • Janeway

Additional Services:
  • author advisory - other
  • author advisory - copyright
  • Indexing services (e.g. assistance with journal application for DOAJ)
  • analytics
  • audio/video streaming
  • contract/license preparation
  • DOI assignment/allocation of identifiers
  • hosting of supplemental content
  • ISSN registry
  • metadata
  • training
Digital Preservation Strategy:
  • AP Trust
  • In-house
  • Portico


Adopted Policies:
COPE, DOAJ, OASPA, WAME Council of Science Editors (CSE), C4DISC