University of Miami

University of Miami Libraries

Academic Library · United States

Digital Strategies Division/Research Analytics and Impact Services Department

Jason Cohen, Digital Publishing Specialist
Phone: 305-284-9169

Program Overview

The University of Miami Libraries provides infrastructure and support for publishing and disseminating research and scholarship from our faculty and students.
  • Publishing activities began: 2004
  • Stage of publishing efforts: 3 - Established
  • Open access focus: One priority among many
  • 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
  • Funding sources: Library materials budget; Library operating budget

Publishing Activities

  • Conference papers and proceedings
  • Datasets
  • Electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs)
  • Journals
  • Posters

Journal Publishing:
  • Journals published: 3
  • Campus-based faculty-created: 3
  • Peer-reviewed: 2


Top Publications:
  • Collaborations: A Journal of Community-Based Research and Practice (journal)
  • Anthurium: A Caribbean Studies Journal (journal)
  • Electronic Theses and Dissertations
Disciplinary Specialties:
  • University-community collaborations
  • Caribbean studies


  • Internal partners:  Campus departments or programs; Individual faculty; Graduate students; Undergraduate students
  • Other publishing entities administered by your library: No
  • Other publishing entities within your library’s parent institution: Yes
  • 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): Yes

Technologies & Services

Media Formats:
  • audio
  • data
  • images
  • text
  • video
Software & Platforms:
  • Ubiquity platforms

Additional Services:
  • author advisory - other
  • author advisory - copyright
  • analytics
  • dataset management
  • DOI assignment/allocation of identifiers
  • hosting of supplemental content
  • metadata
  • training
  • typesetting
Digital Preservation Strategy:
  • Amazon S3
  • AP Trust
  • Archive-It
  • HathiTrust


Additional Information

Future Plans:
We are currently developing outreach to boost campus use of our institutional repository and working to educate our campus community on issues related to open access. We have hired a scholarly communications librarian for the performing arts and humanities in FY 2022.