University of Minnesota
Publishing Services TeamEmma Molls, Publishing Librarian
We believe the Libraries serves as a critical, central resource for publishing expertise on campus and our essential services should be offered without charge.
We support scholars by contributing quality, scholarly works to the public commons through open access publishing.
We practice transparent production processes in order to promote critical understanding of the publishing landscape’s range of production and economic models.
We support intellectual freedom by keeping the means of production in the hands of scholars.
We seek to create partnerships on campus and beyond, to help shape the future of scholarly publishing.
We support innovative publications and scholarly experimentation grounded in widely-used standards and time-proven practices.
We believe that the scholarly ecosystem works best when creators retain their copyright.
We leverage replicable and scalable tools and services to support the economic sustainability of common publishing activities on campus.
We work to decrease the cost of higher education for students through the production and integration of open content into course curriculum.
We provide leadership to the broader library publishing professional community on developing new models of scholarly publishing.
- Publishing activities began: 2014
- Location: United States
- Languages published: English; Spanish; Russian; Portuguese
- Organization: services distributed across library units/departments
- Stage of publishing efforts (1-3): 3 - Established
- Stage comments: Our business plan is available: https://z.umn.edu/PSbusinessplan
- Open access focus (1-5): 5 - Completely
- Program advisory/editorial board: No
- Peer reviewed journals: 90%
- Professional staff: 3.5
- Library materials budget: 85%
- Sales revenue: 15%
Publishing ActivitiesTypes of publications: databases; educational resources (ex. textbooks, course modules); journals, campus-based faculty-created; journals, campus-based student-created; journals, contracted by external groups; journals, inactive back-issues; monographs.
|Conference papers and proceedings, faculty|
|Conference papers and proceedings, student|
|Educational resources (e.g., textbooks, course modules)||52||52|
|Electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs)|
|Journals, campus-based faculty-created||11||11|
|Journals, campus-based student-created||13||13|
|Journals, contracted by external groups||3||3|
|Journals, inactive back issues||2||2|
|Undergraduate capstones/honors theses|
2021: New publications from July 2020 to June 2021. Journals include titles actively publishing during the date range. Other publication types include items that were published or added to repositories for the first time within the date range.
OA/Paid/Hybrid: Publications currently published and/or available online. OA (open access) publications do not include counts for hybrid publications. Hybrid publications are those that offer a combination of both open access and pay-access content.
- Innovations in Pharmacy (journal)
- Open Rivers (journal)
- Minnesota Law Review (journal)
- Panorama (journal)
- Journal of Transportation and Land Use (journal)
- public health
PartnersInternal partners: campus departments or programs
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)
Best publications to refer to our program: Society journals that do not have a formal publisher
Part of a consortium that provides support for publishing?
Work with a university press?
Administer a university press?
Technologies & Services
- multimedia/interactive content
- Digital Commons (bepress)
- DOI distribution
- author advisory – copyright
- budget preparation
- business model development
- contract/license preparation
- DOI assignment/allocation of identifiers
- graphic design (print or web)
- hosting of supplemental content
- ISBN registry
- ISSN registry
- peer review management
- PKP Preservation Network
Additional InformationPlans for Expansion & Future Directions:
Expanding and formalizing OER program
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