University of Pittsburgh

University Library System

Office of Scholarly Communication and Publishing
Twitter: @OSCP_Pitt
United States

Primary Contact:
Timothy S. Deliyannides
Director, Office of Scholarly Communication and Publishing

Program Overview

The University Library System, University of Pittsburgh is committed to helping research communities share knowledge and ideas through open and responsible collaboration. We subsidize the costs of electronic publishing so that our partners can focus on editorial content and scholarly collaboration. We specialize in a full range of publishing services for scholarly journals and subject-based open access repositories and our skilled staff can help you turn your ideas into reality to produce and online academic journal of the highest quality at very low cost.

Year publishing activities began: 1999

Organization: centralized library publishing unit/department

Total FTE in support of publishing activities: professional staff (4); paraprofessional staff (0.5); graduate students (0.5);

Funding sources (%): library operating budget (75); charge backs (25)

Stage of publishing efforts (1–5):

Open access focus (1–5):

Advisory/editorial board:

Publishing Activities

Library-administered university press publications in 2017:

Library publications in 2017: Campus-based faculty-driven journals (9); campus-based student-driven journals (6); journals produced under contract/MOU for external groups (12); monographs (17); technical/research reports (161); faculty conference papers and proceedings (192); ETDs (684); undergraduate capstones/honors theses (150); government documents (9,723); unpublished manuscripts (297)

Number of open access titles: journals (26)

Number of paid titles: journals (1)

Number of hybrid titles:

Media formats: text; images; audio; video; data; concept maps, modeling, maps, or other visualizations; multimedia/interactive content

Disciplinary specialties: Latin American studies; European studies; history and philosophy of science; law; health sciences

Top publications: Revista Iberoamericana (journal); University of Pittsburgh Law Review (journal); Archive of European Integration (document repository); PhilSci-Archive (preprint repository); Journal of World-Systems Research (journal)

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: American Hungarian Educators Association; American Sociological Association: Political Economy of the World-System Section; Association for Anthropology and Gerontology, and the life course; Brunel University, Department of Anthropology; Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate (CPED); Consortium of Indonesian Universities-Pittsburgh (KPTIP); Dialogic Pedagogy Scholars; European Union Delegation to the United States; European Union Studies Association; Fonds Ricoeur; Grupo Biblios; Institute for Applied Research in Youth Development, Tufts University; Institute for Linguistic Evidence; Instituto Internacional de Literatura Iberoamericana; Institute of Public Health, Bangalore, India; International Network of the Development of Library and Information Science; Kadir Has University, Istanbul, Turkey; LAPS/ENSP Oswaldo Cruz Foundation LAPS; Medical Library Association (MLA); Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT Incorporated); National 4-H Council; National After School Association; National Association of Extension 4-H Agents (NAE4-HA); National Institute of Disability Research and Rehabilitation (NIDRR); Nazarbayev University, Astana, Kazakhstan; Pennsylvania Library Association, College and Research Division; Société Américaine de Philosophie de Langue Française (SAPLF); Society for Ricoeur Studies; TALE: The Association for Linguistic Evidence; University of Chapecó, Department of Anthropology; University of Kingston Centre for Modern European Philosophy; University of Maryland, Center for Health Equity

Publishing platform(s): EPrints; Fedora; Islandora; OJS; Wordpress; locally developed software; OMP (Open Monograph Press)

Digital preservation strategy: discoverygarden; HathiTrust; LOCKSS Alliance; PKP Private LOCKSS Network; in-house

Additional services: graphic design (print or web); print-on-demand; typesetting; marketing; outreach; training; analytics; cataloging; metadata; compiling indexes and/or TOCs; notification of A&I sources; ISSN registry; ISBN registry; applying for Cataloging in Publication Data; DOI assignment/allocation of identifiers; dataset management; business model development; contract/license preparation; author copyright advisory; other author advisory; digitization hosting of supplemental content; audio/video streaming; article level metrics (traditional and altmetrics)

Additional Information

Plans for expansion/future directions:
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