University of Regina

Dr. John Archer Library and Archives

Christina Winter, Copyright and Scholarly Communications Librarian

Program Overview

Our objective is to promote and enable open publishing.

  • Publishing Activities Began: 2008
  • Location: Canada
  • Languages published: English
  • Organization: services distributed across campus
  • Stage (1-3): 2 - Early
  • Stage Comments: Our institutional repository is our main publishing effort. We also have one open journal and an open textbook program administered by a separate University department.
  • Open Access Focus (1-5): 3 - Important
  • Program Advisory/Editorial Board: No
  • Peer Reviewed Journals: 100%
Staffing (in Full Time Equivalents):
  • Professional staff: 1
  • Paraprofessional staff: 1
  • Graduate students: -1
Funding Sources for Publishing Activities:
  • Library Operating Budget: 100%

Publishing Activities

Types of publications: conference papers and proceedings, faculty; conference papers and proceedings, student; datasets; educational resources (ex. textbooks, course modules); electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs); journals, campus-based faculty-created; journals, inactive back-issues; monographs; newsletters; technical/research reports; undergraduate capstones/honors theses.

  2020 Open Access Paid Hybrid
Conference papers and proceedings, faculty 15 15
Conference papers and proceedings, student
Educational resources (ex. textbooks, course modules) 1 1
Electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs) 72 72
Journals, campus-based faculty-created
Journals, campus-based student-created
Journals, contracted by external groups
Journals, inactive back-issues
Newsletters 62 62
Technical/Research Reports 110 110
Undergraduate Capstones/Honors Theses 86 86

2020: New publications from July 2019 to June 2020. Journals include titles actively publishing during the date range. Other publication types include items that were published or added to repositories for the first time within the date range.

OA/Paid/Hybrid: Publications currently published and/or available online. OA (open access) publications do not include counts for hybrid publications. Hybrid publications are those that offer a combination of both open access and pay-access content.


Internal Partners: campus departments or programs

Openness to working with external partners: Open to working with any external partner

Part of a consortium that provides support for publishing? no

Work with a university press? no

Administer a university press? no

Technologies & Services

Media Formats:
  • audio
  • data
  • images
  • multimedia/interactive content
  • text
  • video
Softwares & Platforms:
  • DSpace
  • Dataverse
  • OJS
  • Pressbooks

Additional Services:
  • digitization
  • DOI assignment/allocation of identifiers
  • hosting of supplemental content
  • ISSN registry
Digital Preservation Strategy: