Interested in publishing with Columbia University Libraries?

Columbia University Libraries support the creation and dissemination of quality, open-access research and scholarship in the form of  journals, conference proceedings, and dynamic digital projects. We seek partnerships and projects that play at the boundaries of currently canonized fields, open new fields of inquiry, explore innovative methods, or invite new and traditionally underrepresented voices to be part of the scholarly conversation. We aim to help our partners learn new skills and build on old ones as they create digital projects and publications in collaboration with our unit. We work with our partners to counter the racial and economic biases of the prevalent scholarly communications landscape in North America and endeavor to make both the platforms we use and the products we create accessible to the broadest range of users.

Who can work with us?

Any individual faculty member, librarian, or student, or any department, center, research unit, or college associated with Columbia University or its affiliates can propose a digital project or journal partnership with the libraries.

What kind of journals do we partner on?

We seek out diverse and unique projects that aim to fill gaps in the scholarly record, to provide new publishing venues for disciplines outside the mainstream, graduate students, and emerging scholars, and that offer opportunities for participants to gain confidence and knowledge in academic publishing.

What services do we provide?

  • Consultation and collaboration on project scoping
  • Training in editorial workflows and project management
  • Hosting of journal software and training in publishing platform tools
  • Provision of documentation and templates for publishing including author contracts and media permissions forms
  • Training in digital publishing production, accessibility, metadata creation for indexing and discovery, data management, and more.
  • Minting of DOIs and preservation of content in Academic Commons repository
  • Registration for an ISSN
  • Registration in SHERPA/RoMEO and the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)
  • Cataloging in CLIO, WorldCat, and other relevant catalogs
  • GoogleScholar Indexing and search engine optimization

Contact us using the form below to talk with Columbia digital scholarship about your project: