August 17, 2017

Scholarly Publishing: University of Cincinnati Plans to Launch New Academic Press, Supported by UC Libraries

From U. of Cincinnati:

The University of Cincinnati announced [yesterday] the formation of a new academic press. With a dual publishing focus on social justice and community engagement, the mission of the University of Cincinnati Press is to cultivate and disseminate scholarly works of the highest quality for the enhancement of the global community.

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In addition to publishing both print and e-books, the University of Cincinnati Press will be a leader in the exploration of new modes of academic work. These may involve scholarly and creative works in digital media, web based digital scholarship, multi-authored databases, library special collections and archives, as well as future exploration of emerging, new modes of the university’s intellectual outcomes.

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[Our emphasis] The operations of the Press will be located in and supported by the University of Cincinnati Libraries.

“The new Press will serve as a major component of the emerging scholarly publishing ecosystem hosted by UC Libraries in partnership with others,” said Xuemao Wang, dean and university librarian. “Alongside the Scholar@UC digital repository, our work in digital humanities and digital scholarship, online journals, eLearning course materials and other programs, the Press will provide a formal, peer-reviewed publishing enterprise serving authors and readers world wide.”

The first priority in the establishment of the University of Cincinnati Press is the selection of a director. This individual will lead the editorial and administrative functions of the Press, as well as begin to work with and seek authors for publication.

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Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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