University of Tennessee, Knoxville

University Libraries

Academic Library · United States

Holly Mercer, Senior Associate Dean
Phone: 865-974-6600

Program Overview

  • Publishing activities began: 2005
  • Stage of publishing efforts: 3 - Established
  • Open access focus: Central to mission
  • Portion of Open Access publications: Most
  • Publishing Languages: English

Program Organization

  • Organization of publishing services: Services distributed across library units/departments
  • Advisory/editorial board: No
  • Total staffing in Full Time Equivalents (FTE): 1.8
  • Individual people: 3
  • Students: Graduate student(s)
  • Funding sources: Library operating budget

Publishing Activities

Journal Publishing:
  • Journals published: 9
  • Campus-based faculty-created: 3
  • Campus-based student-created: 2
  • Contracted by external groups: 4
  • Peer-reviewed: 9
  • Currently inactive or archived: 2
Monograph/Book Publishing:
  • Monographs published: 2


Top Publications:
  • Teaching and Supervision in Counseling (journal)
  • Journal of Applied Sport Management (journal)
  • Simplicissimus, the German Adventurer (book)
  • Recovery, Renewal, Reclaiming: Anthropological Research toward Healing (proceeding)
  • Pursuit - The Journal of Undergraduate Research at The University of Tennessee (journal)
Disciplinary Specialties:
  • anthropology
  • music
  • Appalachia
  • education


  • Internal partners:  Campus departments or programs, Individual faculty, Graduate students, Undergraduate students
  • Other publishing entities administered by your library: Yes
    The University of Tennessee Press is a division of UT Libraries. In 2022, Newfound Press, an open access digital imprint of UT Libraries, became part of UT Press. There is a publishing coordinating committee that helps with information sharing and education.
  • Other publishing entities within your library’s parent institution: Yes
  • Program’s openness to working with external partners: Consider external partners if there is a tie to my institution (e.g., local editor of a journal for an external scholarly society)
  • Part of a consortium which provides support for publishing? (e.g. platform, funding): No

Additional Information

Last Year:
The director of Newfound Press began reporting to the director of the University of Tennessee Press in 2022.