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Open Access Publisher blog at the University of Technology Sydney

DOAJ listing and DOAJ Seal for UTS ePRESS Journals

We are proud to announce that currently all of our journals are listed in the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ). Further, three of our journals have been awarded the DOAJ Seal out of only 213 journals globallyPORTAL: Journal of Multidisciplinary International StudiesCosmopolitan Civil Societies: An Interdisciplinary Journal, and Organisational Project Management.

In order to be awarded the DOAJ Seal, journals must satisfy the seven following conditions:

The DOAJ Seal is a mark of certification for open access journals, awarded by DOAJ to journals that achieve a high level of openness, adhere to Best Practice and high publishing standards. To receive the Seal, the journal must comply with the following 7 conditions:

  • use DOIs as permanent identifiers;

  • provides DOAJ with article metadata;

  • deposits content with a long term digital preservation or archiving program;

  • embeds machine-readable CC licensing information in articles;

  • allows generous reuse and mixing of content, in accordance with a CC BY, CC BY-SA or CC BY-NC license;

  • has a deposit policy registered wíth a deposit policy registry;

  • allows the author to hold the copyright without restrictions.

Reinventing UTS ePRESS

This set of CC BY slides shows the “Reinventing UTS ePRESS” presentation given by University of Technology Sydney (Library’s) Dr Belinda Tiffen and Scott Abbott at the Library Publishing Forum held in Portland, Oregon in March, 2015.

For accompanying speaker notes please contact UTS ePRESS at: utsepress@uts.edu.au

Two journal editors’ view of publishing with UTS ePRESS

Two journal editors’ view of publishing with UTS ePRESS

Our experience of publishing Cultural Studies Review with UTS ePress since 2010 has been been overwhelmingly positive, academically supportive and intellectually coherent. We edit a discipline-leading, internationally-oriented journal that was ranked as an A journal in an earlier ERA exercise. Between the two of us we have published with scores of publishers across the English-speaking landscape. In our view, UTS ePress is the most innovative Australian-based university publisher in the business. This is primarily because UTS ePress is both maintaining the best traditions of university presses and creatively exploring the many and varied options emerging in the world of electronic publishing and distribution. UTS ePress was an early proponent of the principles of Open Access that are now being embraced so broadly across the academic world. It’s no surprise that already in 2015 we have been approached (and not for the first time) by two commercial publishers, including one of the top transnational publishers, who are keen to offer us inducements to leave UTS ePress. We were more than happy to disappoint them and trumpet the virtues of UTS ePress.

Chris Healy

Associate Professor

The University of Melbourne

&

Katrina Schlunke

Associate Professor

University of Technology Sydney

Welcome to the UTS ePRESS blog

UTS ePRESS is the digital, open access scholarly publishing arm of the University of Technology Sydney (UTS). We publish high quality scholarly titles across a wide range of academic disciplines, including cultural studies, governance, history, law, literacy, international studies, society and social justice and indigenous studies.
Focusing on open access digital formats, UTS ePRESS currently publishes journals, books and conference proceedings and is the leading publisher of peer reviewed open access journals in Australasia. All UTS ePRESS content is free to read and free to publish.
Established in 2004 to further open access to scholarly outputs, UTS ePRESS seeks to publish peer reviewed, scholarly literature in areas of strategic priority for UTS and beyond, attracting the involvement of leading scholars from around the world. In doing so, our aim is to enhance scholarly publishing by exploring, innovating and enabling new modes of publication in the digital arena.
UTS ePRESS is a not-for-profit publisher. We strongly support the free dissemination of scholarly material and, since our inception, have deepened our commitment to open access publishing, despite the growth of complex and diverse publishing models across the world.
Our goal is to unlock publicly funded research and share knowledge that will benefit scholars, researchers, readers and the public. We will do this by extending the reach, impact and benefits of UTS and non-UTS scholarly content, by making it openly available and widely accessible to a global audience.
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