Publishing Services

The University of Minnesota Libraries' Publishing Services is here to support our affiliates' creation of scholarly publications. We provide: Consultations about your publishing options and access to publishing platforms to start a new publication with the University Libraries.

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 new Libraries' supported publications
  • Assessing the quality of a journal and a publisher
  • Content licensing options

Publishing Your Work with the University Libraries:

The University Libraries is in the process of starting a service to provide hosting and support for authors affiliated with the University of Minnesota for the following types of original scholarly content: open journal publishing, open book-length works, open education materials (e.g., e-textbooks), digital publishing services for conferences, and interactive scholarly sites. Read more about Eligible Publications and the Proposal Process.

Libraries Support for Scholars:

In addition to Publishing Services, the University 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.

Open Scholarship & Publishing Services

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