University of Illinois Chicago

University Library

Academic Library · United States

Assessment and Scholarly Communications

Sandra De Groote, Head, Assessment and Scholarly Communications
Phone: 312-413-9494

Program Overview

  • Publishing activities began: 2010
  • Stage of publishing efforts: 3 - Established
  • Open access focus: Central to mission
  • Portion of Open Access publications: All
  • Publishing Languages: English

Program Organization

  • Organization of publishing services: Centralized library publishing unit/department
  • Advisory/editorial board: No
  • Total staffing in Full Time Equivalents (FTE): 1
  • Individual people: 1
  • Students: Graduate student(s); Undergraduate student(s)
  • Funding sources: Charge backs/cost sharing; Library operating budget

Publishing Activities

  • Datasets
  • Educational resources
  • Electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs)
  • Grey literature
  • Journals

Journal Publishing:
  • Journals published: 8
  • Campus-based faculty-created: 4
  • Peer-reviewed: 8
  • Required fee to enable Open Access: 1
  • Currently inactive or archived: 2


Top Publications:
  • First Monday (journal)
  • Online Journal of Public Health Informatics (journal)
  • Journal of Biocommunication (journal)
  • Dialogue & Discourse (journal)
  • AoIR Selected Papers of Internet Research (conference proceedings
Disciplinary Specialties:
  • Health science
  • Information science


  • Internal partners:  Individual faculty
  • Other publishing entities administered by your library: No
  • Other publishing entities within your library’s parent institution: No
  • Program’s openness to working with external partners: Consider external partners if there is a tie to my institution (e.g., local editor of a journal for an external scholarly society)
  • Part of a consortium which provides support for publishing? (e.g. platform, funding): No

Technologies & Services

Media Formats:
  • audio
  • data
  • images
  • text
  • video
Software & Platforms:
  • figshare
  • OJS
  • Omeka
  • Scalar
  • WordPress

Additional Services:
  • author advisory - copyright
  • Indexing services (e.g. assistance with journal application for DOAJ)
  • analytics
  • copyediting
  • dataset management
  • DOI assignment/allocation of identifiers
  • training
Digital Preservation Strategy:
  • In-house


Additional Information

Last Year:
We are currently hosting our own installation of OJS but will be moving to a hosted service.