University of Illinois at Chicago

University Library

Scholarly Communications
United States

Primary Contact:
Sandy De Groote
Scholarly Communication 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: professional staff (1); undergraduate students (3)

Funding sources (%): library operating budget (70); charge backs (30)

Stage of publishing efforts (1–5):

Open access focus (1–5):

Advisory/editorial board:

Publishing Activities

Library-administered university press publications in 2015:

Library publications in 2015: campus-based faculty-driven journals (5); campus-based student-driven journals (2); technical/research reports (2); 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; Online Journal of Public Health Informatics; Behavior and Social Issues; Uncommon Culture; Journal of Biomedical Discovery and Collaboration

Percentage of journals that are peer reviewed: 80

Percentage of journals assessing article processing charges (APCs):

Internal partners: campus departments or programs; individual faculty

External partners:

Publishing platform(s): DSpace; OJS

Digital preservation strategy: LOCKSS

Additional services: typesetting; cataloging; metadata; notification of A&I sources; DOI assignment/allocation of identifiers

Additional Information

Plans for expansion/future directions: publish more journals, publish data
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