May 26, 2022

Full Text Article: “Stories and Statistics from Library-led Publishing”

The following article was recently published in the journal Learned Publishing. The link we’re sharing is a copy of the full text article that was self-archived and posted online by one of the authors.


Stories and Statistics from Library-led Publishing


Casey Busher

Irene Kamotsky


Selected Works of Casey Busher (via bepress)

Article also published in Learned Publishing 28.1 (2015)


Library-led publishing is one of the new approaches to journal publishing and open access that has grown tremendously in the last few years. A 2010 MLIS-funded survey found that 55% of respondents—from U.S. academic libraries of all different types and sizes—were already implementing or developing a publishing program. Library-led publishing has garnered such momentum because, by offering low- or no-cost publishing to university scholars, it addresses needs that traditional publishing has not been able to meet. This article presents a series of small case studies to illustrate different journals that have benefited from the library-publishing model: a journal that struggled to find an affordable publisher in its emerging field; a small society journal that could no longer afford to support itself in print; society publications that go beyond the traditional journal format; a student journal with a revolving editorial board.

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