University of Washington

University of Washington Libraries

Scholarly Communication & Publishing

Gordon J. Aamot, Director, Scholarly Communication & Publishing
Phone: 206-616-6431

Program Overview

The University of Washington Libraries ResearchWorks Service provides faculty, researchers, and students tools to archive and/or publish the products of research including datasets, theses and dissertations, monographs, images, journal articles, and technical reports.

Publishing Activities Began: 1998
Location: United States
Organization: services distributed across several campuses
Stage (1-3): 2 - Early
Open Access Focus (1-5): 5 - Completely
Program Advisory/Editorial Board: No

Staffing (in Full Time Equivalents):
  • Professional staff: 1.5
  • Graduate students: 0.25
Funding Sources for Publishing Activities:
  • Library Operating Budget: 100%

Publishing Activities

Types of publications: conference papers and proceedings, faculty; educational resources (ex. textbooks, course modules); electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs).

  2019 Open Access Paid Hybrid
Campus-based Faculty-driven Journal2
Campus-based Student-driven Journals
Faculty Conference Papers and Proceedings
Journals for External Groups 1
Student Conference Papers and Proceedings
Technical/Research Reports
Undergraduate Capstones/Honors Theses30

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.

Library-Administered University Press Publications:

For journals, include titles that published at least one article in the last twelve months. For other publication types, report items that were published or added to your repository for the first time within the last twelve months.

  • Monographs: 49


Top Publications:
  • ETDs (all departments)
  • Journal of Indo-Pacific Archaeology (journal)
  • Slovene Studies (journal)
  • Advances in Classification Research Online (journal)
Disciplinary Specialties:
  • Southeast Asia
  • fisheries
  • information studies
  • anthropology


Internal Partners: campus departments or programs; individual faculty; graduate students; undergraduate students
University Press Partners: University of Washington 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)

Technologies & Services

Media Formats:
  • data
  • text
Softwares & Platforms:
  • DSpace
  • Digital Commons (bepress)
  • OJS
  • Pressbooks

Additional Services:
  • cataloging
  • DOI assignment/allocation of identifiers
Digital Preservation Strategy:
  • Archivematica
  • HathiTrust
  • Portico