University of Technology Sydney
University of Technology Sydney Library
Office of Scholarly Communication2020 CONTACT:
Scott Abbott, Manager Office of Scholarly Communication
Phone: +61 2 9514 4098
The Office of Scholarly Communication (OSC) at the University of Technology Sydney houses UTS ePRESS, ATSIDA, the open institutional repository, OPUS, and the University Copyright Officer. We have as our mission the goal of leveraging technology to share human knowledge throughout the world. By connecting many curious minds in their endeavours to address our shared global challenges, we aim to help improve the world.
Through the OSC’s work of unlocking research we increase the academic, social, technological and economic reach and impact of, not only UTS scholars via OPUS, but also the many authors of UTS ePRESS who hail from every corner of the globe.
Since December 2018, UTS ePRESS has been in partnership with Ubiquity Press. We have formed our partnership with Ubiquity to consolidate and magnify UTS ePRESS’s COPE compliant work. By leveraging cutting edge publishing technologies and effective global print distribution networks, we aim to reach a much larger portion of our potential global audience. Our goal is to put a free, open access, digital copy of all our works (peer reviewed journal article, monograph or conference proceeding) within easy reach of any person on earth and, where possible, a print on demand copy of select monographs for those who want one for themselves or their local library.
The many successes of our peer reviewed journals (circa 1 million downloads per year) and a new Ubiquity-powered, end-to-end publishing platform overlayed by our new UTS ePRESS web presence, will enhance our existing back catalogue of scholarly monographs and the exciting new monograph titles that are on their way.
Organization: centralized library publishing unit/department
Stage (1-3): 3 - Established
Program Advisory/Editorial Board: No
Peer Reviewed Journals: 100%
Staffing (in Full Time Equivalents):
- Professional staff: 2.5
- Library Operating Budget: 100%
Publishing ActivitiesTypes of publications: .
|Campus-based Faculty-driven Journal|
|Campus-based Student-driven Journals|
|Faculty Conference Papers and Proceedings|
|Journals for External Groups|
|Student Conference Papers and Proceedings|
|Undergraduate Capstones/Honors Theses|
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.
Library-Administered University Press Publications:
For journals, include titles that published at least one article in the last twelve months. For other publication types, report items that were published or added to your repository for the first time within the last twelve months.
- Campus-based Student-driven Journals: 2
- Journals Produced for External Groups: 10
- Monographs: 1
- Textbooks: 1
PartnersInternal Partners: campus departments or programs; individual faculty; undergraduate students
University Press Partners: UTS ePRESS
Openess to Partners: Consider external partners but only if in our disciplinary specialty
Technologies & Services
- multimedia/interactive content
- audio/video streaming
- author advisory – copyright
- author advisory – other
- budget preparation
- business model development
- compiling indexes and/or TOCs
- contract/license preparation
- dataset management
- DOI assignment/allocation of identifiers
- graphic design (print or web)
- hosting of supplemental content
- image services
- ISBN registry
- ISSN registry
- peer review management