Villanova University

Falvey Memorial Library

Falvey Memorial Library
United States

Primary Contact:
Michael Foight
Special Collections and Digital Library Coordinator

Program Overview

In support of Villanova University’s academic mission, the library is committed to the creation and dissemination of scholarship; utilizing digital modes and exploring new media for scholarly communication; and whenever possible, fostering open and public access to the intellectual contributions it publishes.

Year publishing activities began: 2009

Organization: services are distributed across library units/departments

Total FTE in support of publishing activities: professional staff (1.5)

Funding sources (%): library operating budget (100)

Stage of publishing efforts (1–5): 3

Open access focus (1–5): 4

Advisory/editorial board: N

Publishing Activities

Library-administered university press publications in 2018: 6

Library publications in 2018: campus-based faculty-driven journals (3); journals produced under contract/MOU for external groups (2); student conference papers and proceedings (1)

Number of open access titles: journals (4)

Number of paid titles: journals (2)

Number of hybrid titles:

Media formats: text; images

Disciplinary specialties: American Catholic studies; Catholic higher education; Theatre; Humanities; Liberal arts and sciences

Top publications: Journal of Catholic Higher Education (journal); American Catholic Studies (journal); Expositions (journal); Concept (journal); Praxis (journal)

Percentage of journals that are peer reviewed: 100

Percentage of journals assessing article processing charges (APCs): 0

Internal partners: campus departments or programs; individual faculty; graduate students

External partners: American Catholic Historical Society; Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities

Publishing platform(s): OJS

Digital preservation strategy: in-house

Additional services: graphic design (print or web) outreach; training; analytics; metadata; digitization

Additional Information

Plans for expansion/future directions: Continued cultivation of on-campus partnerships with the goal of developing and launching new faculty-driven peer-reviewed journal projects in a variety of disciplines.
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