University of North Texas


Scholarly Publishing Services
United States

Primary Contact:
Kevin S. Hawkins

Program Overview

Year publishing activities began: 2009

Organization: services are distributed across library units/departments

Total FTE in support of publishing activities: professional staff (1); paraprofessional staff (0.06); undergraduates (1.50)

Funding sources (%): library operating budget (61); charge backs (39)

Stage of publishing efforts (1–5):

Open access focus (1–5):

Advisory/editorial board:

Publishing Activities

Library-administered university press publications in 2016: 25

Library publications in 2016: campus-based student driven journals (1); monographs (1); ETDs (4500)

Number of open access titles: 1

Number of paid titles: 0

Number of hybrid titles: 1

Media formats: images; audio; video; data; multimedia/interactive content

Disciplinary specialties:

Top publications: Economics: From the Dismal Science to the Moral Science: The Moral Economics of Kendall P. Cochran; The Eagle Feather

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:

Publishing platform(s): Drupal; OJS; Wordpress; Locally developed software

Digital preservation strategy: LOCKSS, MetaArchive, Inhouse

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

Additional Information

Plans for expansion/future directions: We hope to make select titles from the Portal to Texas History available for sale using print-on-demand technology. We also hope to partner with our campus’s learning-technology support unit on an initiative to support textbook alternatives.
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