University of North Texas

University Libraries

Scholarly Publishing Services
United States

Primary Contact:
Kevin S. Hawkins
Assistant Dean for Scholarly Communication

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, a Scholarly Open Access E-Journal Support service, an institutional repository (UNT Scholarly Works), and a for-fee publishing imprint for works of scholarship from the UNT community. 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 (2.75); paraprofessional staff (0.06); undergraduates (1.8)

Funding sources (%): library operating budget (99); charge backs (1)

Stage of publishing efforts (1–5):

Open access focus (1–5):

Advisory/editorial board:

Publishing Activities

Library-administered university press publications in 2017: 23

Library publications in 2017: campus-based student-driven journals (1); monographs (3); ETDs (2350)

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

Number of paid titles:

Number of hybrid titles: monographs (2)

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

Disciplinary specialties:

Top publications: Social Circumstance and Aesthetic Achievement: Contextual Studies in Richard Wright’s Native Son (essay collection); The Eagle Feather (journal); Economics: From the Dismal Science to the Moral Science: The Moral Economics of Kendall P. Cochran (monograph); From Wright Field,Ohio, to Hokkaido, Japan: General Curtis E. LeMay's Letters to His Wife Helen, 1941–1945 (monograph); Near-Death Experiences While Drowning: Dying Is Not the End of Consciousness! (monograph)

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 will publish our first faculty reprints in the coming year. We hope to make select titles from the Portal to Texas History available for sale using print-on-demand technology.
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