University of Fribourg

Cantonal and University Library of Fribourg

Academic Library · Switzerland



Program Overview

Publish academic publications diamond open access following best practices for journals, reports, and books.
  • Publishing activities began: 2021
  • Stage of publishing efforts: 2 - Early
    We propose support for OJS installation shared by several universities and are beginng to publish original academic works on our repository.
  • Open access focus: Central to mission
  • Portion of Open Access publications: All
  • Publishing Languages: English, French, German

Program Organization

  • Organization of publishing services: Services distributed across library units/departments
  • Advisory/editorial board: No
  • Total staffing in Full Time Equivalents (FTE): 0.4
  • Individual people: 5
  • Funding sources: Charge backs/cost sharing; Library materials budget; Library operating budget; Non-library campus budget

Publishing Activities

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

Journal Publishing:
  • Journals published: 9
  • Campus-based faculty-created: 8
  • Campus-based student-created: 1
  • Peer-reviewed: 9
Monograph/Book Publishing:
  • Monographs published: 20
  • Peer-reviewed: 18


  • Internal partners:  Campus departments or programs; Individual faculty
  • 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)
  • Part of a consortium which provides support for publishing? (e.g. platform, funding): Yes

Technologies & Services

Media Formats:
  • data
  • text
  • video
Software & Platforms:
  • OJS

Additional Services:
  • Indexing services (e.g. assistance with journal application for DOAJ)
  • DOI distribution
  • applying for Cataloging in Publication Data
  • cataloging
  • DOI assignment/allocation of identifiers
  • ISSN registry
  • metadata
  • open URL support
  • outreach
  • training
Digital Preservation Strategy:
  • Portico