University of Virginia

University of Virginia Library


Dave Ghamandi, Managing Editor, Aperio & Open Publishing Librarian
Phone: 434-924-3845

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 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 (1-3): 2 - Early
Open Access Focus (1-5): 5 - Completely
Program Advisory/Editorial Board: Yes
Peer Reviewed Journals: 100%

Staffing (in Full Time Equivalents):
  • Professional staff: 2
Funding Sources for Publishing Activities:

Publishing Activities

Types of publications: electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs); journals, campus-based faculty-created; monographs.

  2019 Open Access Paid Hybrid
Campus-based Faculty-driven Journal22
Campus-based Student-driven Journals
Faculty Conference Papers and Proceedings33
Journals for External Groups
Student Conference Papers and Proceedings
Technical/Research Reports99
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.


Top Publications:
  • Journal of Modern Philosophy (journal)
  • Summer Academe (journal)
  • Idle Talk, Deadly Talk (book)


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

Openess to Partners: Consider external partners if there is a tie to my institution (e.g. local editor of a journal for an external scholarly society)
Best publications to refer to our program: Journals or open educational resources that fit within the teaching and/or research areas of the University; Monographs that fit within the existing scope of the University of Virginia Press.

Technologies & Services

Media Formats:
  • audio
  • concept maps or other visualizations
  • data
  • images
  • modeling
  • text
  • video
Softwares & Platforms:
  • Dataverse
  • Samvera
  • Ubiquity Press

Additional Services:
  • DOI distribution
  • analytics
  • author advisory – copyright
  • compiling indexes and/or TOCs
  • copyediting
  • data visualization
  • dataset management
  • DOI assignment/allocation of identifiers
  • graphic design (print or web)
  • hosting of supplemental content
  • ISBN registry
  • ISSN registry
  • marketing
  • outreach
  • print-on-demand
  • training
  • typesetting
Digital Preservation Strategy:
  • AP Trust
Service Vendors: Ubiquity Press

Additional Information

Plans for Expansion & Future Directions:
Aperio, an all open access press, is soliciting proposals for journals, monographs, textbooks, and other educational resources.
← Return to Directory