University of North Texas


Scholarly Publishing Services
United States

Primary Contact:
Kevin S. Hawkins
Director of Library Publishing

Program Overview

The UNT Libraries provide services to help members of the UNT community disseminate the results of their research. We provide information related to scholarly communication, Scholarly Open Access E-Journal Support, and UNT Scholarly Works. The UNT Libraries Scholarly Publishing Services publishes works of scholarship under the brand Eagle Editions. We also support members of the UNT community in their publishing endeavors through our Editors’ Roundtable and through individual consultations about publishing projects.

Year publishing activities began: 2009

Organization: services are distributed across library units/departments

Total FTE in support of publishing activities: professional staff (1.96); paraprofessional staff (0.06)

Funding sources (%): library operating budget (86); charitable contributions/Friends of the Library organizations (14)

Stage of publishing efforts (1–5):

Open access focus (1–5):

Advisory/editorial board:

Publishing Activities

Library-administered university press publications in 2015:

Library publications in 2015: campus-based student-driven journals (1); monographs (1); technical/research reports (6); faculty conference papers and proceedings (2); student conference papers and proceedings (12); ETDs (321); undergraduate capstones/honors theses (2);

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Number of paid titles:

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Media formats: text; images; audio; video

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Top publications:

Percentage of journals that are peer reviewed: 100

Percentage of journals assessing article processing charges (APCs):

Internal partners: campus departments or programs; individual faculty

External partners:

Publishing platform(s): locally developed software

Digital preservation strategy: DPN; MetaArchive

Additional services: graphic design (print or web); print-on-demand; typesetting; copy-editing; analytics; cataloging; metadata ISSN registry; ISBN registry; DOI assignment/allocation of identifiers peer review management; author copyright advisory; other author advisory; digitization; audio/video streaming

Additional Information

Plans for expansion/future directions: Eagle Editions, the Editors' Roundtable, and individual consultations are new for fall 2014. We are considering supporting e-textbooks, preferably free to read online, for publishing under Eagle Editions or a separately branded effort.
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