University of Minnesota Libraries Publishing Services is here to support our affiliates' creation of scholarly publications. We provide consultations about general publishing questions, and we publish a number of journals, books, dynamic scholarly serials, and textbooks through our University of Minnesota Libraries Publishing imprint.

Publishing Consultation Topics:

  • Scholarly & digital publishing options
  • Options for multimedia, experimental, and creative works
  • Types of publishers and what to expect: commercial publishers, society publishers, library publishers
  • Types of publishing models: open access, subscriptions, author pays, hybrid models, etc.
  • Criteria for proposals accepted by University of Minnesota Libraries Publishing 
  • Assessing the quality of a journal and a publisher
  • Creating and updating publication goals
  • Content licensing options

Publishing Your Work with the University Libraries:

University of Minnesota Libraries Publishing publishes the following types of original scholarly content: open access journals, open access long form publishing (e.g., books), open education materials (e.g., e-textbooks), conference proceedings, and interactive scholarly sites. Read more about Eligible Publications and the Proposal Process.

Libraries Support for Scholars:

In addition to publishing, the Libraries provides a variety of services to support scholars in using materials in teaching and learning, managing authors' rights, preserving and digitizing research and data, and creating scholarly projects, including:

  • Copyright Information & Permissions
  • Data Management & Curation (DRUM)
  • Digital Arts, Science, & Humanities
  • Digitization Services
  • Institutional Repository (University Digital Conservancy)
  • Media Services
  • Open Access Policy & Fund

Read more about Related Services.