Stockholm University Press (SUP) and the Library Publishing Forum 2015

SUP participated at the Library Publishing Forum 2015 in Portland Oregon. The theme of the conference were “How can academic libraries create and support sustainable publishing program”. We participated in order to benchmark internationally as well as to get feedback on our recent developments.

Research use is the new currency

Since SUP is a non-profit publisher we are unable to pay reviewers or give royalties to authors. Instead we offer a transparent peer review process and global dissemination without barriers. With the shift from monetary currency to a currency based on global dissemination and free access – we aim for a greater use of research results. We need therefore to be able to follow up how published research is used. Our pilot project of measuring and visualizing was therefore presented at Library Publishing Forum, and we are happy and grateful for the great feedback we received.


The project presented is about collecting publishing statistics relevant for the researchers and visualize it in real-time.

Call for new partners

In the US they have an entirely different motivation but also economic conditions that differs from ours. Call for tenure and promotion tends to slow down the shift to OA. But it seemed that some technical and strategic solutions for peer reviewed Open Access publishing could be of interest also in the US. For SUP to grow we need continuous benchmarking nationally and internationally. If you would like to exchange ideas on library publishing, and how to measure and visualize published research, don’t hesitate to contact us!

Thomas Neidenmark, head of Quality at Stockholm University library.

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