University of Edinburgh

Edinburgh University Library

Library & University Collections

2019 CONTACT:
Angela Laurins, Library Learning Services Manager
Phone: 0044 131 651 5224
Email: Angela.Laurins@ed.ac.uk

Program Overview

Edinburgh University Library uses Open Journal Systems to provide a journal hosting service for University of Edinburgh academic staff and student groups to publish Open Access journals. As part of the Scottish Digital Library Consortium we offer a hosting platform on a shared service basis.

Publishing Activities Began: 2009
Location: United Kingdom
Organization: centralized library publishing unit/department
Stage (1–5): 4 - Growing
Open Access Focus (1–5): 5 - Completely
Program Advisory/Editorial Board: Yes
Peer Reviewed Journals: 100%

Staffing (in Full Time Equivalents):
  • Professional staff: 1.5
  • Paraprofessional staff:
  • Graduate students:
  • Undergraduates:
Funding Sources for Publishing Activities:
  • Library Materials Budget: %
  • Library Operating Budget: 100%
  • Non-library Campus Budget: %
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Publishing Activities

All Library Publishing Activities:
  • Campus-based Faculty-driven Journals: 8
  • Campus-based Student-driven Journals: 7
  • Journals Produced for External Groups: 1

Open Access Publishing:
  • Campus-based Faculty-driven Journals: 10
  • Campus-based Student-driven Journals: 8
  • Journals Produced for External Groups: 1

Highlights

Disciplinary Specialties:
  • community education
  • linguistics
  • archaeology
  • anthropology
  • South Asian studies
Top Publications:
  • Finance and Society
  • Journal of Lithic Studies
  • Language and Psychoanalysis
  • Concept
  • Papers in Historical Phonology

Partners

Internal Partners: individual faculty; graduate students, undergraduate students
External Partners: European Association for Health Information and Libraries

Technologies & Services

Media Formats:
  • audio
  • data
  • images
  • text
  • video
Softwares & Platforms:
  • OJS

Digital Preservation Strategy:
  • Digital preservation services under discussion
  • LOCKSS
Additional Services:
  • analytics
  • author advisory – copyright
  • author advisory – other
  • business model development
  • digitization
  • DOI assignment/allocation of identifiers
  • hosting of supplemental content
  • ISSN registry
  • notification of A&I sources
  • outreach
  • training