The Library can support the publishing of online journals, newsletters, technical report series, open educational resources, and other publications using Digital Commons, a publishing platform. Digital Commons combines submission management, editorial, and peer-review tools and offers workflow and design customizations. Publications hosted on Digital Commons are discoverable by Google and other search engines.
Publications hosted on Digital Commons must be sponsored by a faculty or student organization affiliated with North Carolina A&T State University. Persons serving in an editorial or oversight capacity of the publication must meet the following criteria:
By default, publications hosted on Digital Commons are published as open access. However, Digital Commons can also support subscription-based or hybrid serial publication models. While the Library highly encourages open access, the Library will work with the sponsors of the publication to determine which model will be best suited for the publication.
The Library will assist with the set-up of the publication and coordinate training for Digital Commons’ user interface. The Library does not offer editorial services but can recommend resources to support such efforts.