University of Virginia

University of Virginia Library

Aperio

2019 CONTACT:
Dave Ghamandi, Open Publishing Librarian
Phone: 434-924-3845
Email: dave@virginia.edu

Program Overview

Aperio, a joint venture of the University of Virginia Library and the University of Virginia Press, draws upon the strengths of the University to increase open access to knowledge for a global audience in a variety of formats –journals, monographs, conferences, open educational resources, etc.

Publishing Activities Began: 2010
Location: United States
Organization: centralized library publishing unit/department
Stage (1–5): 4 - Growing
Open Access Focus (1–5): 5 - Completely
Program Advisory/Editorial Board: Yes
Peer Reviewed Journals: 100%

Staffing (in Full Time Equivalents):
  • Professional staff: 3
  • Paraprofessional staff: 1
  • Graduate students:
  • Undergraduates:
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Publishing Activities

All Library Publishing Activities:
  • Campus-based Faculty-driven Journals: 1
  • Monographs: 5
  • Technical/Research Reports: 5
  • ETDs: 898

Open Access Publishing:
  • Campus-based Faculty-driven Journals: 1

Partners

Internal Partners: campus departments or programs; individual faculty; graduate students
University Press Partners: University of Virginia Press

Technologies & Services

Media Formats:
  • audio
  • concept maps or other visualizations
  • data
  • images
  • modeling
  • multimedia/interactive content
  • text
  • video
Softwares & Platforms:
  • Dataverse
  • Fedora
  • Samvera
  • WordPress
  • Ubiquity Press

Digital Preservation Strategy:
  • AP Trust
  • LOCKSS
Additional Services:
  • DOI distribution
  • analytics
  • author advisory – other
  • DOI assignment/allocation of identifiers
  • marketing
  • outreach
  • training

Additional Information

Plans for Expansion & Future Directions:
Aperio, an all-open access press, is soliciting proposals for journals, monographs, textbooks, and for use of our conference management/publishing service.
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