University of Sydney

University of Sydney Library

Publishing and Data Services

Primary Contact:
Susan Murray
Manager, Scholarly Publishing and Sydney University Press
612 90366442

Program Overview

Publishing and Data Services at the University of Sydney Library support the many ways that academics want to communicate the results of their research. We offer publishing platforms that support open journals and provide open access to digital materials, both text and multimedia. Sydney Open Journals is a fully featured journal publishing platform, offering editorial workflows from submission and selection, through peer review and feedback, to publication and promotion. The Sydney eScholarship Repository can store your technical reports, datasets, conference papers, as well as audio, video and other multimedia material. All repository materials are searchable via Google Scholar, maximising access to your content. Other solutions, including digitisation, data visualisation and research data management are also available.

Year publishing activities began: 2001

Organization: centralized library publishing unit/department

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

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

Stage of publishing efforts (1–5):

Open access focus (1–5):

Advisory/editorial board:

Publishing Activities

Library-administered university press publications in 2017: journals produced under contract/MOU for external groups (1);monographs (12)

Library publications in 2017: campus-based faculty-driven journals (5); journals produced under contract/MOU for external groups (6); faculty conference papers and proceedings (1); ETDs (204); undergraduate capstones/honors theses (158)

Number of open access titles: journals (11)

Number of paid titles:

Number of hybrid titles:

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

Disciplinary specialties: ethics in medicine; transport and logistics; sociology and social policy; Australian literature; literature and literary studies

Top publications:

Percentage of journals that are peer reviewed: 80

Percentage of journals assessing article processing charges (APCs):

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

External partners: Royal Society of New South Wales, Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney, Association for the Study of Australian Literature, Australasian Victorian Studies Association, Linnean Society of New South Wales, Australasian Humour Studies Network, Oceania Comparative and International Education Society

Publishing platform(s): DSpace; OJS

Digital preservation strategy: Portico; in-house

Additional services: print-on-demand; training; analytics; digitization; image services; data visualization; hosting of supplemental content; audio/video streaming

Additional Information

Plans for expansion/future directions: Better support of journals, including DOI, marketing.
We are exploring different ways we can support scholarly communication, from traditional university press to open publishing activities. View All Entries