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.
  • Publishing activities began: 2009
  • Stage of publishing efforts: 3 - Established
  • Open access focus: Central to mission
  • Portion of Open Access publications: Most
  • Publishing Languages: English; Igbo

Program Organization

  • Organization of publishing services: Services distributed across library units/departments
  • Advisory/editorial board: No
  • Total staffing in Full Time Equivalents (FTE): 1
  • Funding sources: Library operating budget

Publishing Activities

  • Journals

Journal Publishing:
  • Journals published: 4
  • Campus-based faculty-created: 2
  • Contracted by external groups: 2
  • Peer-reviewed: 4
  • Currently inactive or archived: 4


Top Publications:
  • Journal of Big History (journal)
  • Ugegbe: Jọnalụ Ụwandịigbo (journal)
  • Concept: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Graduate Studies (journal)
  • Veritas: Villanova Research Journal (journal)


  • Internal partners:  Individual faculty, Graduate students
  • Other publishing entities administered by your library: No
  • Other publishing entities within your library’s parent institution: No
  • Program’s 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 which provides support for publishing? (e.g. platform, funding): No

Technologies & Services

Media Formats:
  • images
  • text
Software & Platforms:
  • OJS

Additional Information

Future Plans:
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; building and expanding on the service model for our publishing program.