University of San Francisco

Gleeson Library | Geschke Center

Scholarly Communications

Charlotte Roh, Scholarly Communications Librarian
Phone: 415-422-4745

Program Overview

The University of San Francisco publishing program is a service provided by the Gleeson Library | Geschke Center in collaboration with Dorraine Zief Law Library to digitally collect, preserve and provide electronic access to scholarly works and research output by the University of San Francisco.

Publishing Activities Began: 2007
Location: United States
Organization: centralized library publishing unit/department
Stage (1-3): 2 - Early
Open Access Focus (1-5): 5 - Completely
Program Advisory/Editorial Board: No
Peer Reviewed Journals: 100%

Staffing (in Full Time Equivalents):
  • Professional staff: 1
  • Paraprofessional staff: 1
  • Undergraduates: 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; electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs); journals, campus-based faculty-created; journals, campus-based student-created; journals, contracted by external groups; newsletters; technical/research reports; undergraduate capstones/honors theses.

  2019 Open Access Paid Hybrid
Campus-based Faculty-driven Journal44
Campus-based Student-driven Journals11
Faculty Conference Papers and Proceedings
Journals for External Groups 11
Student Conference Papers and Proceedings5050
Technical/Research Reports
Undergraduate Capstones/Honors Theses1515

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:
  • Bearing Witness: Joyce Carol Oates Studies (journal)
  • International Journal of Human Rights Education (journal)
  • Journal of Hispanic/Latino Theology (journal)
  • University of San Francisco Law Review (journal)
  • Conexión Queer: Revista Latinoamericana y Caribeña de Teologías Queer (journal)
Disciplinary Specialties:
  • literature
  • human rights
  • theology
  • law


Internal Partners: campus departments or programs; individual faculty; graduate students; undergraduate students

Openess to Partners: Consider external partners if there is a tie to my institution (e.g. local editor of a journal for an external scholarly society)
Best publications to refer to our program: Theology; Human Rights; Social Justice; Bay Area; San Francisco

Technologies & Services

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

Additional Services:
  • analytics
  • author advisory – copyright
  • author advisory – other
  • business model development
  • cataloging
  • contract/license preparation
  • copyediting
  • digitization
  • ISSN registry
  • outreach
  • peer review management
  • training
Digital Preservation Strategy:
  • Amazon S3
  • Digital preservation services under discussion
  • DuraCloud