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  1. Free e-journal publishing services the University of Pittsburgh experience Timothy S. Deliyannides Director, Office of Scholarly Communication and Publishing and Head, Information Technology

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. Total number of documents inULS e-publications FY2000-FY2010

  6. Growth in the number ofULS E-Publications

  7. 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

  8. Breakdown of Pitt Journals

  9. Breakdown of Pitt Journals

  10. 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

  11. Journal Publishing Strategies • Maintain quality and academic integrity • Choose partners carefully • Rely on self-sufficient editors • Work smart, not hard • Keep costs low

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. Selection Criteria • Original scholarly content • Rigorous blind review process • Commitment to Open Access for content • Editorial Board of internationally recognized scholars

  15. 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

  16. 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

  17. 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 _____________________ 1.75 FTE TOTAL 100% funded from internal reallocation of operating budget

  18. 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

  19. 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

  20. http://www.library.pitt.edu/e-journals