University of Oklahoma

University of Oklahoma Libraries

Academic Library · United States

Open Initiatives and Scholarly Communication

Nicholas Wojcik, Scholarly Publishing Librarian
Phone: 405-325-2429

Program Overview

Publishing Services within the University of Oklahoma Libraries partners with campus departments and centers as well as external organizations to publish faculty-driven, peer-reviewed open access journals on the OJS platform. We are committed to supporting journals that cover diverse, unique, and underrepresented fields and topics, and we seek partners that utilize a (inter)nationally recognized editorial board and have resources and staff to publish in a timely and consistent manner.
  • Publishing activities began: 2013
  • Stage of publishing efforts: 3 - Established
  • Open access focus: Central to mission
  • Portion of Open Access publications: All
  • Publishing Languages: English

Program Organization

  • Organization of publishing services: Services distributed across library units/departments
  • Advisory/editorial board: No
  • Total staffing in Full Time Equivalents (FTE): 4
  • Individual people: 4
  • Students: Graduate student(s)
  • Funding sources: Library operating budget

Publishing Activities

  • Datasets
  • Educational resources
  • Electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs)
  • Journals

Journal Publishing:
  • Journals published: 6
  • Campus-based faculty-created: 6
  • Peer-reviewed: 6
  • Currently inactive or archived: 2


Top Publications:
  • Journal Committed to Social Change on Race and Ethnicity (journal)
  • Study and Scrutiny (journal)
  • Journal of Forensic Social Work (journal)
  • DC Circuits (OER/ textbook)
  • Writers: Craft and Context (journal)
Disciplinary Specialties:
  • Social justice and equity
  • Research in young adult literature
  • Higher education athletics
  • Signage and wayfinding
  • Forensic social work


  • Internal partners:  Campus departments or programs; Individual faculty
  • Other publishing entities administered by your library: No
  • Other publishing entities within your library’s parent institution: No
  • Program’s 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)
  • Part of a consortium which provides support for publishing? (e.g. platform, funding): Yes

Technologies & Services

Media Formats:
  • audio
  • images
  • text
Software & Platforms:
  • DSpace
  • OJS

Additional Services:
  • author advisory - other
  • author advisory - copyright
  • DOI distribution
  • analytics
  • cataloging
  • digitization
  • DOI assignment/allocation of identifiers
  • ISSN registry
  • marketing
  • metadata
  • outreach
  • training
Digital Preservation Strategy:
  • Amazon Glacier
  • Amazon S3
  • Digital preservation services under discussion
  • HathiTrust

Additional Information

Future Plans:
Publication of two new journals scheduled for 2023