Wayne State University

Wayne State University Library System

Digital Publishing
United States

Primary Contact:
Joshua Neds-Fox
Coordinator for Digital Publishing
313 577 4460

Program Overview

Wayne State’s Digital Publishing Unit works to make unique, important, or institutionally relevant content available to the world at large.

Year publishing activities began: 2010

Organization: centralized library publishing unit/department

Total FTE in support of publishing activities: professional staff (3); paraprofessional staff (0.5)

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

Stage of publishing efforts (1–5):

Open access focus (1–5):

Advisory/editorial board:

Publishing Activities

Library-administered university press publications in 2016: journals produced under contract/MOU for external groups (13)

Library publications in 2016: campus-based faculty driven journals (1); campus-based student driven journals (1); journals produced under contract/MOU for external groups (13); ETDs (200); undergraduate capstones/honors theses (3)

Number of open access titles:

Number of paid titles: 10

Number of hybrid titles: 1

Media formats: text; images

Disciplinary specialties:

Top publications: Journal of Modern Applied Statistical Methods (http://digitalcommons.wayne.edu/jmasm), Clinical Research in Practice (http://digitalcommons.wayne.edu/crp)

Percentage of journals that are peer reviewed: 80%

Percentage of journals assessing article processing charges (APCs):

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

External partners:

Publishing platform(s): bepress (Digital Commons); Fedora; locally developed software

Digital preservation strategy: in-house

Additional services: graphic design (print or web); typesetting; outreach; training; analytics; metadata; author copyright advisory; digitization; hosting of supplemental content

Additional Information

Plans for expansion/future directions:
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