University of the Pacific

William Knox Holt Memorial Library and Learning Center

Academic Library · United States

Publishing and Scholarship Support

Michele Gibney, Head of Publishing and Scholarship Support
Phone: 209-932-2823

Program Overview

Scholarly Commons is a service of the University of the Pacific Libraries to collect, publish, and make available research, scholarship, and creative works from the individual colleges, departments, and centers of the University. In addition, the institutional repository hosts several faculty and student run journals as well as faculty contributions to Open Educational Resources.
  • Publishing activities began: 2017
  • Stage of publishing efforts: 3 - Established
  • Open access focus: Central to mission
  • Portion of Open Access publications: Most
  • Publishing Languages: English; Latin; German; French

Program Organization

  • Organization of publishing services: Centralized library publishing unit/department
  • Advisory/editorial board: No
  • Total staffing in Full Time Equivalents (FTE): 1
  • Individual people: 1
  • Students: Graduate student(s), Undergraduate student(s)
  • Funding sources: Library operating budget

Publishing Activities

Journal Publishing:
  • Journals published: 7
  • Campus-based faculty-created: 2
  • Campus-based student-created: 5
  • Peer-reviewed: 3
  • Currently inactive or archived: 3
Open Educational Resources Publishing:
  • Open Educational Resources: 10


Top Publications:
  • Backstage Pass (student journal)
  • McGeorge Law Review (journal)
  • theses & dissertations (ETDs)
  • Pacific Journal of Health (journal)
  • Euleriana (journal)
Disciplinary Specialties:
  • law
  • pharmacy
  • health sciences
  • mathematics
  • music


  • Internal partners:  Campus departments or programs, Individual faculty
  • Other publishing entities administered by your library: No
  • Other publishing entities within your library’s parent institution: I don't know
  • Program’s openness to working with external partners: Consider external partners but only if in our disciplinary specialty
  • Part of a consortium which provides support for publishing? (e.g. platform, funding): No