University of Graz

University Library Graz

Academic Library · Austria

Graz University Library Publishing

Lisa Schilhan, Department head of publication services

Program Overview

Graz University Library Publishing focuses on science-to-science publications, which reflect the main research areas of the University of Graz. To promote knowledge transfer and science communication, Science to Public publications on current socio-political topics and key future issues enrich the program. The publications are freely accessible and licensed under a free open access license. Scholars affiliated with the university can use Open Monograph Press, OJS, and the institutional repository.
  • Publishing activities began: 2021
  • Stage of publishing efforts: 2 - Early
  • Open access focus: Central to mission
  • Portion of Open Access publications: All
  • Publishing Languages: English, German

Program Organization

  • Organization of publishing services: Centralized library publishing unit/department
  • Advisory/editorial board: Yes
  • Total staffing in Full Time Equivalents (FTE): 1
  • Individual people: 2

Publishing Activities

  • Conference papers and proceedings
  • Educational resources
  • Expansive digital publications
  • Grey literature
  • Journals
  • Monographs

Journal Publishing:
  • Journals published: 18
  • Campus-based faculty-created: 18
  • Peer-reviewed: 18
  • Currently inactive or archived: 5
Monograph/Book Publishing:
  • Monographs published: 15
  • Peer-reviewed: 15
Open Educational Resources Publishing:
  • Open Educational Resources: 1
  • Peer-reviewed Open Educational Resources: 1


Disciplinary Specialties:
  • Language
  • Art and culture
  • Society
  • Teaching and learning
  • Law


  • 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: Only work with internal partners
  • Types of publications should other publishers refer to your program: Publications of authors affiliated with the University of Graz
  • Part of a consortium which provides support for publishing? (e.g. platform, funding): Yes

Technologies & Services

Software & Platforms:
  • OJS
  • OMP

Additional Services:
  • author advisory - other
  • author advisory - copyright
  • Indexing services (e.g. assistance with journal application for DOAJ)
  • analytics
  • applying for Cataloging in Publication Data
  • cataloging
  • contract/license preparation
  • DOI assignment/allocation of identifiers
  • hosting of supplemental content
  • ISBN registry
  • ISSN registry
  • marketing
  • metadata
  • outreach
  • print-on-demand
  • training
Digital Preservation Strategy:
  • Portico