University of Victoria

University of Victoria Libraries

Scholarly Publishing Office;

Primary Contact:
Inba Kehoe
Scholarly Communications Librarian

Program Overview

UVic Press represents the scholarly publishing expertise for the University of Victoria and its partner institutions and associations. We are dedicated to the online dissemination of knowledge and research through open access of journals, monographs, and other forms of publication. UVic Press offers an imprint to scholarship of a high quality, determined through peer review. We will work with emerging writers and research to promote success in scholarly publishing.

Year publishing activities began: 2008

Organization: services are distributed across library units/departments

Total FTE in support of publishing activities: library staff (1)

Funding sources (%):

Stage of publishing efforts (1–5):

Open access focus (1–5):

Advisory/editorial board:

Publishing Activities

Library-administered university press publications in 2014:

Library publications in 2014: faculty-driven journals (2); student-driven journals (4); journals produced under contract/MOU for external groups (1); monographs (6); ETDs (398)

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Number of paid titles:

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Media formats: text; images

Disciplinary specialties: humanities; social sciences; disability services; writing; creative fiction

Top publications: Philosophy in Review (journal); Working Papers of the Linguistics Circle (journal); International Journal of Child, Youth and Family Studies (journal); Canadian Zooarchaeology (journal); Appeal: Review of Current Law and Law Reform (journal)

Percentage of journals that are peer reviewed: 18

Percentage of journals assessing article processing charges (APCs):

Internal partners: campus departments or programs; individual faculty

External partners: Public Knowledge Project; Canadian Associate of Learned Journals; Universities Art Association of Canada; Association for Borderlands Studies

Publishing platform(s): DSpace; OJS/OCS/OMP

Digital preservation strategy: COPPUL; LOCKSS; Synergies

Additional services: copy-editing; marketing; outreach; training; analytics; cataloging; metadata; compiling indexes and/or TOCs; ISSN registration; contract/license preparation; author copyright advisory; digitization; hosting of supplemental content

Additional Information

Plans for expansion/future directions: Developing a fully functional university publishing program that will include publishing of journals, conference proceedings, and books. The program will include various imprints under the university press umbrella.
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