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Free e-journal publishing services. the University of Pittsburgh experience. Timothy S. Deliyannides Director , Office of Scholarly Communication and Publishing and Head, Information Technology. Strategic Goal Innovation in Scholarly Communication. Support researchers in

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free e journal publishing services

Free e-journal publishing services

the University of Pittsburgh experience

Timothy S. Deliyannides

Director, Office of Scholarly Communication and Publishing

and Head, Information Technology

strategic goal innovation in scholarly communication
Strategic GoalInnovation in Scholarly Communication
  • Support researchers in
    • efficient knowledge production
    • rapid dissemination of new research
    • open access to scholarly information
  • Build collaborative partnershipsaround the world
  • Improve the production and sharing of scholarly research
  • Support innovative publishing services
  • Establish trusted repositories for the research output of the University
collaboration with university of pittsburgh press
Collaboration withUniversity of Pittsburgh Press
  • Press focuses on books andmonographs rather than journals
  • Press Digital Editions
    • collaborative project between Press and Library
    • 750 books digitized by ULS
    • includes both in-print and out-of-print titles
    • all are Open Access
open access author self archiving repositories
Open Access Author Self-archiving Repositories
  • 2001 PhilSci Archive
  • 2001 Electronic Theses & Dissertations
  • 2002 Archive of European Integration
  • 2003 Minority Health Archive
  • 2003 Aphasiology Archive
  • 2009 D-Scholarship@Pitt(general Institutional Repository)
  • 2010 Industry Studies Working Papers
uls e journal publishing
ULS E-Journal Publishing
  • Rapid growth to 27 journals since 2007
  • Peer-reviewed scholarly research journals
  • Most are Open Access and electronic-only
  • Based on PKP Open Journal Systems (OJS)
  • Editorial teams are located around the world
  • Five journals have multilingual content
journal publishing goals
Journal publishing goals
  • Propel scholarship at the University of Pittsburgh
  • Extend service beyond the home institution
  • Save ‘at-risk’ journals without the infrastructure or know-how to go electronic
  • Incentivize Open Access Publishing worldwide
journal publishing strategies
Journal Publishing Strategies
  • Maintain quality and academic integrity
  • Choose partners carefully
  • Rely on self-sufficient editors
  • Work smart, not hard
  • Keep costs low
based on self sufficient editors
Based on self-sufficient editors
  • Editorial staff are expected to become self-sufficient by the time first issue is published
  • Editors are responsiblefor managing:
    • all content decisions
    • all processing workflow
    • all communication withtheir editorial staff, reviewers,authors, subscribersand readers
journal proposal form
Journal Proposal Form
  • Collects detailed information on which to base selection decision
  • Focus, scope, description of content
  • Justification of need
  • Credentials of Editorial Board
  • Description of review process
selection criteria
Selection Criteria
  • Original scholarly content
  • Rigorous blind review process
  • Commitment to Open Access for content
  • Editorial Board of internationally recognized scholars
student publications
Student Publications
  • Only supported for University of Pittsburgh
  • Provides valuable learning experience
  • Faculty involvement is required to maintain continuity
  • Selection criteria are relaxed for student publications
    • Peer review process
    • Quality of editorial board
publications advisory board
Publications Advisory Board
  • Includes leaders in scholarly publishing and Open Access issues
  • Provides strategic guidance and expertise for ULS digital publishing program
  • Assists in development of publication policies governing:
    • Selection and evaluation criteria for partners
    • Open Access and Creative Commons licensing
    • Cost recovery mechanisms
staffing for journal publishing
Staffing for journal publishing

1.00 FTE OJS production manager

0.25 FTE administrator: partner relations, marketing

0.30 FTE graphic designers

0.20 FTE OJS sys admin

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1.75 FTE TOTAL

100% funded from internal reallocation of operating budget

advertising
Advertising
  • Currently exploringOpenX Ad server asa plug-in to OJS
  • In development:
    • policies/procedures for publisher review of advertising
    • cost model to cover Publisher overhead for advertising
future challenges
Future challenges
  • Understanding sustainability issues
    • Track labor costs
    • Separate one-time andongoing labor
    • Long term data collectionrequired
  • Quantitative measurementof impact
  • Ongoing monitoring/evaluationof academic quality