March 26, 2012
The Libraries are embarking on an exciting new opportunity for the Wright State campus: CORE Scholar as the campus publisher for WSU-generated academic online journals, e-books, monographs, conference proceedings, and more. The future of WSU publishing emerges from CORE Scholar, an offshoot from the Campus Online Repository, CORE.
Compared to commercial publishers pressured to earn revenue on their journals, the Libraries offer publishing as a service to campus in whatever subject areas Wright State University specializes in or needs in the form of:
CORE Scholar provides the opportunity to create and edit your own professional online journals, e-books and monographs, plus present all conference materials online before/during/after the event, and faculty scholarship pages containing all of your scholarly works in one place. Everything in CORE Scholar is full text searchable and accessible internationally.
Wright State University Libraries are only the second university library in Ohio to contract with the Digital Commons bePress publishing group. Other universities that have initiated e-publishing (Cornell University, Purdue University, etc.) are making their marks with successful online journals and materials developed with well-defined subject areas of expertise.
The Libraries look to incorporate existing journals edited by WSU faculty into CORE Scholar and work with individuals and departments to develop new online journals, print-on-demand books and monographs, faculty scholarship pages and conference materials. The Libraries will help with all steps toward getting an online journal designed, developed, and successfully underway. Editorship and authorship via this avenue can increase your professional profile and publishing reputation solidly and more quickly than through commercial publishing.
CORE Scholar is the future of academic publishing. Learn more about how and what you can contribute at CORE Scholar.
More information is available by contacting Jane Wildermuth, Head of Digital Services, at (937) 775-3927.
3640 Colonel Glenn Highway, Dayton, Ohio 45435. Phone: (937) 775-2525