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 x56900

Program Overview

The Library maintains an Open Journal System, a platform which maintains, stores, and automates the publishing process for online, open access journals. The University of Guelph Library currently hosts 17 open access journals through our Open Journal System.

Year publishing activities began: 2004

Organization: centralized library publishing unit/department

Total FTE in support of publishing activities: professional staff (60)

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 2016:

Library publications in 2016: campus-based faculty driven journals (4); campus-based student driven journals (5); journals produced under contract/MOU for external groups (5); databases (24); ETDs (550)

Number of open access titles: 17

Number of paid titles:

Number of hybrid titles:

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

Disciplinary specialties: improvisational music; French language and culture; Scottish history; African education; Library science

Top publications: Critical Studies in Improvisation; International Review of Scottish Studies; Nouvelle Revue Synergies Canada; African Journal of Teacher Education; Partnership: the Canadian Journal of Library and Information Practice and Research

Percentage of journals that are peer reviewed: 90

Percentage of journals assessing article processing charges (APCs):

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

External partners:

Publishing platform(s): DSpace; Fedora; OJS

Digital preservation strategy: Scholars Portal

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

Additional Information

Plans for expansion/future directions:
View All Entries