University of Illinois at Chicago

University Library

Scholarly Communications
journals@uic.edu
library.uic.edu/home/services/escholarship
United States

Primary Contact:
Sandy De Groote
Scholarly Communication Librarian
312-413-9494

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): Established

Open access focus (1–5): 4

Advisory/editorial board: N

Publishing Activities

Library-administered university press publications in 2018: 7 journals

Library publications in 2018: 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: journals (6); monographs (0)

Number of paid titles: journals (1); monographs ()

Number of hybrid titles:

Media formats: text; images; data

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

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): 0.1

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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