Research and Scholarly Communications Team2020 CONTACT:
Joanne Paterson, Head, Research and Scholarly Communications
Phone: 519-661-2111, ext. 80957
Western Libraries’ journal publishing service offers a no-fee local publication facility for students and faculty who wish to publish an online open access journal. We partner with bepress, the Ontario Council of University Libraries (OCUL), and Scholars Portal to host and distribute more than 30 journals.
Western Libraries provides support in the set-up and continued maintenance of journals, as well as guidance in increasing the visibility and discoverability of online journal content. Our librarians and staff will facilitate indexing and dissemination of your journal’s contents, and validate standard identifiers for the publication and its content as needed.
Organization: services distributed across campus
Stage (1-3): 2 - Early
Open Access Focus (1-5): 5 - Completely
Program Advisory/Editorial Board: No
Peer Reviewed Journals: 90%
Staffing (in Full Time Equivalents):
- Professional staff: 0.5
- Paraprofessional staff: 2
- Graduate students: 0.25
- Library Materials Budget: 100%
Publishing ActivitiesTypes of publications: campus-based faculty-driven journals; campus-based student-driven journals; databases; ETDs; faculty conference papers and proceedings; student conference papers and proceedings.
|Campus-based Faculty-driven Journal||13||13|
|Campus-based Student-driven Journals||5||5|
|Faculty Conference Papers and Proceedings|
|Journals for External Groups|
|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.
- Locke Studies (journal)
- Canadian Journal of Information and Library Science (journal)
- International Indigenous Policy Journal (journal)
- information science
- women's studies
PartnersInternal Partners: campus departments or programs; individual faculty; graduate students; undergraduate students
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
- contract/license preparation
- DOI assignment/allocation of identifiers
- open URL support
- peer review management
- Digital preservation services under discussion
Additional InformationPlans for Expansion & Future Directions:
We are currently growing our publishing program after a system reorganization; this re-org has enabled us to direct more time and attention to these issues.