Fondren Library Publishing Services

Service Description

Publishing services at Fondren Library align with the library’s efforts to deepen the impact and visibility of Rice research. Services and resources have been developed to support the creation of scholarly publications created by members of the Rice community. We provide consultations on a wide range of scholarly publishing topics, facilitate the assignment of digital object identifiers (DOIs), and manage several digital publishing platforms.


Fondren Library can help you:

  • Publish open access journals and conference proceedings using Open Journal Systems.

  • Publish a wide range of materials, including journals, datasets, white papers, technical reports, open educational resources, and conference presentations, in the Rice Digital Scholarship Archive.

  • Manage and publish images using JSTOR Forum, Artstor, and JSTOR.

  • Create digital exhibits using Omeka.

  • Facilitate discovery and citation using digital object identifiers (DOI)

  • Train student journal editors.

  • Learn more about a wide range of scholarly publishing topics via individual/group consultation.

A full description of current services.


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Publishing Services Principles 

Reflecting the library’s mission, the core principles of Fondren’s Publishing Services are:

  • We believe Fondren can serve as a central resource for publishing services on campus. Wherever possible, these services should be offered without charge. 

  • We provide consultation, services, and tools to help members of the Rice community navigate the complex scholarly publishing environment.

  • We seek to develop partnerships on and off-campus.

  • We encourage innovation and experimentation in scholarly publishing, grounded in widely-used standards and practices, as well as library values.

  • We support the development of publications that address disciplines and scholars underserved in the current scholarly publishing environment and provide access to publishing platforms for under-resourced groups.

  • We use open source software--when available and appropriate-- and support tools and resources that further open access publishing.

These principles, along with a commitment to address issues related to equity, inclusion, and diversity, will help to guide the development of current and future publishing services.

Sample Projects

Fondren Library provides journal hosting (Open Journal Systems) for Transnational Asia: an online interdisciplinary journal, published by the Chao Center for Asian Studies.

The Executive Director of Digital Scholarship Services serves as faculty advisor to the Rice Historical Review, an undergraduate research journal. Fondren Library supports DOI assignment to journal articles and archives past issues in the Rice Digital Scholarship Archive.

Fondren Library supports Omeka for the Woodson Research Center’s online exhibit showcasing the collections and oral histories from the Houston Folk Music Archive.