University of Richmond

Boatwright Memorial Library

Scholarly Communications
United States

Primary Contact:
Lucretia McCulley
Head, Scholarly Communications

Program Overview

Through the university’s institutional repository, UR Scholarship, we seek to publish and archive faculty and student research, conference and symposium material, and art exhibition catalogs. We publish and archive undergraduate honors theses and master’s theses. We are also in the process of hosting five journals related to the University of Richmond.

Year publishing activities began: 2013

Organization: services are distributed across library units/departments

Total FTE in support of publishing activities: professional staff (1); paraprofessional staff (2)

Funding sources (%): library operating budget (100)

Stage of publishing efforts (1–5): (3) Developmental Stage

Open access focus (1–5): (5) Completely

Advisory/editorial board: No

Publishing Activities

Library-administered university press publications in 2018: 4

Library publications in 2018: campus-based student-driven journals (2); journals produced under contract/MOU for external groups (2); undergraduate honors theses

Number of open access titles: journals (4) monographs (0)

Number of paid titles: journals (0) monographs (0)

Number of hybrid titles: journals (0) monographs (0)

Media formats: text; images; audio; video

Disciplinary specialties: Leadership Studies; Business; Arts and Sciences; Professional and Continuing Studies

Top publications: Master's Theses, Honors Theses, Robins Case Network, Faculty Publications

Percentage of journals that are peer reviewed: 25%

Percentage of journals assessing article processing charges (APCs): 0

Internal partners: campus departments or programs; individual faculty; undergraduate students

External partners: American Institute for Verdi Studies

Publishing platform(s): bepress (Digital Commons)

Digital preservation strategy: Preservica

Additional services: marketing; outreach; training; metadata; ISSN registry; author copyright advisory; data management; DOI minting

Additional Information

Plans for expansion/future directions: We will continue to seek collaborations with faculty, staff and students on campus to publish journals or other research materials related to the University of Richmond.
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