Open Access Journal Publishing at USF: How We Do It, Why We Do It

The University of South Florida Libraries provides open access journal publishing and support services through their repository, ScholarCommons@USF. In this webinar, Todd Chavez, Director of Academic Resources, explains how his team has successfully launched or migrated eight open access journals, including some with a publishing history of more than 40 years. These efforts have enabled the journals to develop sustainable open access models, and have established USF Libraries as a leader in several strategic subject fields.

This webinar covers both start up and ongoing support for a library-led publishing program and is appropriate for both new and long-time publishing libraries.

Todd’s webinar slides can be found at

Slides from Todd’s companion presentation at ALA Midwinter 2012 can be found at

Additional Resources:

Open Access E-Journal Hosting Agreement, Todd A. Chavez, University of South Florida

Case Study on the Development of the International Journal of Exercise Science, Thomas S. Lyons, Western Kentucky University

Publishing Journals in Digital Commons: Set-up, Launch, and Beyond, Wendy Robertson, University of Iowa and Ann Taylor, bepress

Also see here: for a comprehensive set of resources relating to publishing journals using Digital Commons.