Washington University in St. Louis
Digital Library Program Services2020 CONTACT:
Emily Stenberg, Scholarly Publishing & Digital Scholarship Manager
The mission of the Washington University in St. Louis publishing program is to provide alternatives to traditional publishing avenues and to promote and disseminate original scholarly works of the University community. Publishing is supported through two independent library repositories on the main and medical campuses: Open Scholarship provides a platform for the University community to make their scholarly and creative works available, providing free and open access whenever possible. The Scholarly Publishing department of the University Libraries provides overall administration for the repository, while the Law Library supports and manages publications affiliated with the School of Law. DigitalCommons@Becker enhances the visibility of scholarly work created through the School of Medicine, including faculty research and graduate capstones.
Location: United States
Organization: centralized library publishing unit/department
Stage (1-3): 2 - Early
Open Access Focus (1-5): 3 - Important
Program Advisory/Editorial Board: No
Peer Reviewed Journals: 25%
Staffing (in Full Time Equivalents):
- Professional staff: 2
- Undergraduates: 0.8
- Library Operating Budget: 80%
- Endowment Income: 20%
Publishing ActivitiesTypes of publications: campus-based faculty-driven journals; campus-based student-driven journals; ETDs; monographs; technical/research reports; textbooks; undergraduate capstones/honors theses.
|Campus-based Faculty-driven Journal||1|
|Campus-based Student-driven Journals||6|
|Faculty Conference Papers and Proceedings|
|Journals for External Groups||1|
|Student Conference Papers and Proceedings|
|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.
- American Encounters: Art, History, and Cultural Identity (book)
- The Political Librarian (journal)
- JRISMA: Journal on Race, Inequality and Social Mobility in America (journal)
- Washington University Law Review (journal)
- Washington University Journal of Law & Policy (journal)
- art and architecture
- social work and public health
- audiology and communication sciences
PartnersInternal Partners: campus departments or programs; individual faculty
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
- bepress (Digital Commons)
- author advisory – copyright
- data visualization
- DOI assignment/allocation of identifiers
- hosting of supplemental content
- ISBN registry
- ISSN registry
- Digital preservation services under discussion
Additional InformationPlans for Expansion & Future Directions:
We are planning on expanding on journal and monograph offerings and pursuing more OER opportunities.
For information about Law School publications, contact Dorie Bertram, firstname.lastname@example.org. For information about DigitalCommons@Becker, contact Amy Suiter, email@example.com.