University of New Orleans

Earl K. Long Library

Scholarly Communication
United States

Primary Contact:
Jeanne Pavy
Scholarly Communication Librarian

Program Overview

The UNO Library offers ScholarWorks@UNO as a publishing platform for faculty and student scholarship. Our goal is to provide the tools and support for the broadest possible dissemination of campus research and creative work, thereby fulfilling a key element of the University mission: the promotion of research excellence. In so doing, we provide opportunities for students to engage with scholarly communications issues and take their first steps as scholars in their respective disciplines. Our broad range of publications, which currently include a student-edited, peer-reviewed literary journal, conference proceedings, working papers, technical reports, and student theses and dissertations, engage both our local community and the worldwide audience of readers and scholars. In the future we hope to host even more kinds of scholarly and creative work, including datasets and multimedia content. By combining a dynamic publishing platform with expert support, we can contribute to a more open and innovative scholarly communication system that facilitates discovery, collaboration, and the advancement of knowledge.

Year publishing activities began: 2000

Organization: centralized library publishing unit/department

Total FTE in support of publishing activities: professional staff (1)

Funding sources (%): library operating budget (35); non-library campus budget (15); charitable contributions/Friends of the Library organizations (50)

Stage of publishing efforts (1–5):

Open access focus (1–5):

Advisory/editorial board:

Publishing Activities

Library-administered university press publications in 2016:

Library publications in 2016: campus-based student driven journals (1); technical/research reports (15); faculty conference papers and proceedings (1); student conference papers and proceedings (1); newsletters (1); ETDs (179); undergraduate capstones/honors theses (13)

Number of open access titles: journals (1); monographs ()

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

Number of hybrid titles: journals (); monographs ()

Media formats: text; images; video

Disciplinary specialties: creative writing; marine engineering; urban studies; hazards assessment and response

Top publications: University of New Orleans Theses & Dissertations; University of New Orleans Senior Honors Theses; Ellipsis: A Journal of Art, Ideas, and Literature; Center for Hazards Assessment, Response, and Technology Publications; Planning and Urban Studies Reports & Presentations

Percentage of journals that are peer reviewed: 100

Percentage of journals assessing article processing charges (APCs):

Internal partners: campus departments or programs; individual faculty; graduate students; undergraduate students

External partners: SURA (Southern Universities Research Association)

Publishing platform(s): bepress (Digital Commons)

Digital preservation strategy: in-house

Additional services: outreach; training; metadata; ISSN registry; peer review management; author copyright advisory; hosting of supplemental content

Additional Information

Plans for expansion/future directions: We hope to increase the number of journals and conferences published and also to begin publishing datasets.
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