University of Richmond

Boatwright Memorial Library

Scholarly Communications and Access Services

Lucretia McCulley, Head, Scholarly Communications and Access Services
Phone: 804-289-8670

Program Overview

Through the university’s institutional repository, UR Scholarship, we seek to publish original faculty and student research, conference and symposium material, journals, and art exhibition catalogs. We publish and archive undergraduate honors theses and master’s theses.

Publishing Activities Began: 2013
Location: United States
Organization: services distributed across library units/departments
Stage (1-3): 3 - Established
Open Access Focus (1-5): 4 - Very Important
Program Advisory/Editorial Board: No
Peer Reviewed Journals: 5%

Staffing (in Full Time Equivalents):
  • Professional staff: 1
  • Paraprofessional staff: 2
Funding Sources for Publishing Activities:
  • Library Operating Budget: 100%

Publishing Activities

Types of publications: conference papers and proceedings, student; journals, campus-based faculty-created; journals, campus-based student-created; undergraduate capstones/honors theses.

  2019 Open Access Paid Hybrid
Campus-based Faculty-driven Journal11
Campus-based Student-driven Journals22
Faculty Conference Papers and Proceedings
Journals for External Groups
Student Conference Papers and Proceedings3597
Technical/Research Reports
Undergraduate Capstones/Honors Theses45

2019: New publications from July 2018 to June 2019. 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 may be offered in some form as OA, but are also available as a paid version.


Top Publications:
  • Master's Theses
  • Honors Theses
  • Robins Case Network (business cases)
Disciplinary Specialties:
  • leadership studies
  • business
  • arts and sciences
  • professional and continuing studies


Internal Partners: individual faculty; undergraduate students

Openess to Partners: Only work with internal partners

Technologies & Services

Media Formats:
  • audio
  • data
  • images
  • text
  • video
Softwares & Platforms:
  • Digital Commons (bepress)
  • WordPress

Additional Services:
  • audio/video streaming
  • author advisory – copyright
  • digitization
  • DOI assignment/allocation of identifiers
Digital Preservation Strategy:
  • Amazon S3
  • HathiTrust
  • Portico
  • Preservica
Service Vendors: Crossref