University of Technology Sydney

UTS Library


Primary Contact:
Scott Abbott
Manager, eResearch
61 2 9514 4098

Program Overview

UTS ePRESS is the digital, open access scholarly publishing arm of UTS. We publish high quality scholarly titles across a wide range of academic disciplines, including governance, history, law, literacy, international studies, society and social justice and indigenous studies. Focusing on open access digital formats only, UTS ePRESS currently publishes journals, books and conference proceedings and is the leading publisher of peer reviewed open access journals in Australasia. UTS ePRESS seeks to publish peer reviewed, scholarly literature in areas of strategic priority for UTS and beyond, attracting the involvement of leading scholars from around the world. In doing so, our aim is to enhance scholarly publishing by exploring, innovating and enabling new modes of publication in the digital arena. UTS ePRESS is a not -for-profit publisher. We strongly support the free dissemination of scholarly material and, since our inception, have deepened our commitment to open access publishing, despite the growth of complex and diverse publishing models across the world. Our goal is to unlock publicly funded research and share knowledge that will benefit scholars, researchers, readers and the public, and to extend its reach and impact by making it openly available and widely accessible to a global audience.

Year publishing activities began: 2004

Organization: centralized library publishing unit/department

Total FTE in support of publishing activities: professional staff (3.8)

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

Stage of publishing efforts (1–5): Established

Open access focus (1–5): Completely

Advisory/editorial board: N

Publishing Activities

Library-administered university press publications in 2018:

Library publications in 2018: campus-based faculty-driven journals (9); campus-based student-driven journals (2); journals produced under contract/MOU for external groups (2); monographs (2); faculty conference papers and proceedings (1); ETDs (194 new theses titles + 142 digitized older theses [336 in total], made available via our repository, OPUS); we also have 7 ceased journal titles and 29 monographs in total available via Open Access.

Number of open access titles: journals (11); monographs (29)

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

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

Media formats: text; images; multimedia/interactive content via PDF, ePub, html, mobi, iBook

Disciplinary specialties: Cultural Studies; Built environment; History and society; Law and public administration; Literacy

Top publications: 1. Anatomy Quizbook: for students studying or intending to study medicine (book), 2. Construction Economics and Building (journal), 3. Cultural Studies Review (journal), 4. Georges Baudoux's Jean M'Barai The Trepang Fisherman (book), 5. Lace Narratives: A Monograph, 2005 – 2015 (book).

Percentage of journals that are peer reviewed: 100

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

Internal partners: individual faculty

External partners:

Publishing platform(s): DSpace; OJS; OCS; Drupal

Digital preservation strategy: CLOCKSS; Portico

Additional services: graphic design (print or web); print-on-demand marketing; training; analytics; metadata; notification of A&I sources; ISSN registry; ISBN registry; applying for Cataloging in Publication Data; DOI assignment/allocation of identifiers; contract/license preparation; author copyright advisory; other author advisory; digitization; Plagiarism detection service, DOI sourcing, format conversion - html; DOI registration

Additional Information

Plans for expansion/future directions: UTS ePRESS endeavours to advance scholarly communication through an innovative publishing program, exploring new horizons in digital and open access publishing. We will continue to implement strategies to enhance maximum accessibility, use and reuse of our scholarly material, maintaining our commitment to OA best practice whilst upholding the highest of publication ethics.
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