University of Illinois at Chicago

University Library

Scholarly Communications
United States

Primary Contact:
Sandy De Groote
Scholarly Communications Librarian

Program Overview

The objective/mission of the UIC University Library publishing program is to advance scholarly knowledge in a cost-effective manner.

Year publishing activities began: 2007

Organization: centralized library publishing unit/department

Total FTE in support of publishing activities: library staff (1); undergraduate students (0.5)

Funding sources (%): library operating budget (95); charge backs (5)

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 (1); newsletters (1); ETDs (700)

Number of open access titles:

Number of paid titles:

Number of hybrid titles:

Media formats: text; images; data

Disciplinary specialties: social work; Internet studies; public health informatics

Top publications: First Monday (journal); Online Journal of Public Health Informatics (journal); Behavior and Social Issues (journal); Uncommon Culture (journal); Journal of Biomedical Discovery and Collaboration (journal)

Percentage of journals that are peer reviewed: 80

Percentage of journals assessing article processing charges (APCs):

Internal partners: individual faculty

External partners:

Publishing platform(s): CONTENTdm; DSpace; OJS/OCS/OMP; Inera eXtyles

Digital preservation strategy: HathiTrust; LOCKSS

Additional services: graphic design (print or web); typesetting; marketing; training; metadata; notification of A&I sources; ISSN registration; DOI assignment/allocation of identifiers; dataset management; author copyright advisory; digitization; Word to XML conversion

Additional Information

Plans for expansion/future directions: Exploring monograph publishing.
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