University of Guelph

University of Guelph Library

Research Enterprise and Scholarly Communication

Primary Contact:
Wayne Johnston
Head, Research Enterprise and Scholarly Communication
519-824-4120 ext. 56900

Program Overview

We seek to disseminate and preserve the scholarly output of the university. We believe open access, both green (self-archiving) and gold (open access journals), is critical to this objective. More broadly, we also seek to promote the digitization and dissemination of Canadian scholarly journal content.

Year publishing activities began: 2004

Organization: centralized library publishing unit/department

Total FTE in support of publishing activities: library staff (7); undergraduate students (2)

Funding sources (%): library operating budget (100)

Stage of publishing efforts (1–5):

Open access focus (1–5):

Advisory/editorial board:

Publishing Activities

Library-administered university press publications in 2014:

Library publications in 2014: faculty-driven journals (5); student-driven journals (4); journals produced under contract/MOU for external groups (5); technical/ research reports (422); faculty conference papers and proceedings (6); newsletters (2); databases (17); ETDs (1030)

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Media formats: text; images; audio; video; data

Disciplinary specialties: agriculture; veterinary sciences; arts; history; international development

Top publications: Critical Studies in Improvisation (journal); International Review of Scottish Studies (journal); Partnership: the Canadian Journal of Library and Information Practice and Research (journal); Synergies Canada (journal); Studies by Undergraduate Researchers at Guelph (journal)

Percentage of journals that are peer reviewed: 100

Percentage of journals assessing article processing charges (APCs):

Internal partners: campus departments or programs; individual faculty; graduate students; undergraduate students

External partners: scholarly societies; national organizations; provincial consortia

Publishing platform(s): DSpace; Fedora; OJS/OCS/OMP; DataVerse

Digital preservation strategy: DuraCloud/DSpace; Scholars Portal; Synergies

Additional services: graphic design (print or web); marketing; outreach; training; analytics; cataloging; metadata; dataset management; author copyright advisory; other author advisory; audio/video streaming

Additional Information

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