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No Publishing Services? No Problem!: Growing a Consultancy Service for OA Journal Editors

Presented by

  • Daniela Solomon (Case Western Reserve University)
  • Mark Eddy (Case Western Reserve University)


Through liaison activities, librarians identified faculty editors of locally-published open access scholarly journals needing journal management support, as well as guidance in enhancing the scholarly impact and perceived value of publications among research community stakeholders. Faculty editors of these publications are often unaware of the strategies available to increase the potential for the success of their journals and do not consider libraries as a source for support. This state of affairs represents a tremendous service opportunity for academic libraries, especially those that cannot offer full, standalone publishing services. Assembling a small, in-house team with relevant expertise, librarians were able to provide high-value, game-changing consultancy services where faculty-editors came to view librarians as full partners in enhancing scholarly communications. This poster highlights the evolution of this innovative and sustainable consultancy service model to support faculty editors.


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Daniela Solomon is a Research Services Librarian liaison to engineering departments at Case Western Reserve University. She received her BS in Electrical Engineering from Romania

Mark Eddy is a Research Services Librarian liaison to social sciences and humanities departments at Case Western Reserve University. He has training in the humanities and library science and is professionally active with ALAO and ACRL. His research interests include

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