University of Washington

University of Washington Libraries

Scholarly Communication & Publishing

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

Program Overview

We support the creators of intellectual content in sharing their work with the world.

  • Publishing Activities Began: 1998
  • Location: United States
  • Languages published: English
  • Organization: services distributed across several campuses
  • Stage (1-3): 2 - Early
  • Stage Comments:
  • 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; datasets; educational resources (ex. textbooks, course modules); electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs); undergraduate capstones/honors theses.

  2020 Open Access Paid Hybrid
Conference papers and proceedings, faculty
Conference papers and proceedings, student
Datasets 10 10
Educational resources (ex. textbooks, course modules) 3 3
Electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs) 1000 1000
Journals, campus-based faculty-created
Journals, campus-based student-created
Journals, contracted by external groups
Journals, inactive back-issues
Technical/Research Reports
Undergraduate Capstones/Honors Theses 30 30

2020: New publications from July 2019 to June 2020. 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 offer a combination of both open access and pay-access content.

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 50


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


Internal Partners: campus departments or programs

Openness to working with external partners: Consider external partners if there is a tie to my institution (e.g. local editor of a journal for an external scholarly society)

Part of a consortium that provides support for publishing? no

Work with a university press? yes
  • University Press Partners: University of Washington Press
Administer a university press? yes
  • Relationship between library publishing and university press: Separate Entities

Technologies & Services

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

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