College of William and Mary

William & Mary Libraries

Technology & Content Services
United States

Primary Contact:
Marian Taliaferro
Digital Scholarship Librarian

Program Overview

W&M Publish is a W&M Libraries service that provides open access to the active research & scholarship produced by our faculty, staff and students. The purpose of WM Publish is to promote information discovery, research collaboration and recognition of the scholarly output of William & Mary.

Year publishing activities began: 2014

Organization: centralized library publishing unit/department

Total FTE in support of publishing activities: professional staff (2)

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

Stage of publishing efforts (1–5): 1

Open access focus (1–5): 4

Advisory/editorial board: N

Publishing Activities

Library-administered university press publications in 2018:

Library publications in 2018: campus-based student-driven journals (2); journals produced under contract/MOU for external groups (1); ETDs (150); undergraduate capstones/honors theses (150)

Number of open access titles: journals (); monographs ()

Number of paid titles: journals (); monographs ()

Number of hybrid titles: journals (); monographs ()

Media formats: text; images

Disciplinary specialties: American history; undergraduate research

Top publications: Colonial Academic Alliance Undergraduate Research Journal (journal); James Blair Historical Review (journal)

Percentage of journals that are peer reviewed: 33

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

Internal partners: campus departments or programs

External partners:

Publishing platform(s): bepress (Digital Commons)

Digital preservation strategy: LOCKSS

Additional services: graphic design (print or web); training; author copyright advisory

Additional Information

Plans for expansion/future directions: Our library is hiring the position of Digital Scholarship Librarian to lead and develop our OA and Scholarly Publishing program.
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