May 16, 2022

Journal Article: “A Team Approach: Library Publishing Partnerships with Scholarly Societies”

The article linked to below was published today by the Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication (JLSC).


A Team Approach: Library Publishing Partnerships with Scholarly Societies


Suzanne Cady Stapleton
University of Florida


Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication, 7(1)
DOI: 10.7710/2162-3309.2326


The journal publishing service at the University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries is structured to use a team-based approach that integrates subject specialists across the library.

Description of Program
Since 2012, the UF Libraries have worked in partnership with a number of scholarly societies to publish their research. The focus, to date, of academic library publishing on institutional publications belies potential partnerships with scholarly societies and organizations external to the library’s institution. Services provided, challenges faced, and examples of successful publishing partnerships with UF Libraries are described. The team approach enables the library to be innovative and nimble in response to publishing opportunities. Scholarly societies most interested in entering publishing contracts with the Libraries publishing program are those that share aspects of the library mission such as accessibility and innovation.

Next Steps
Academic library publishing offers unique partnership opportunities for scholarly societies and external organizations that are mutually beneficial and that complement library publishing of institutional material.

Direct to Full Text Article
20 pages; PDF.

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