October 19, 2021
Columbia University Libraries Workflow Packet
This packet documents journal publishing workflows at Columbia University Libraries as of October 2021. A workflow tracks the path to publication of a single journal article or issue from the library’s perspective. Workflows are always changing, so this documentation represents a snapshot of what the publishing process looked like at the time of release. This packet contains the following elements:
A brief description of the library publishing program to provide context for the workflow.
A graphic representation of the major workflow steps that shows the path(s) that a journal issue or article will follow, starting with the moment the library first engages with it, through to the end of active library work.
A document that provides a more in-depth description of each of the documented workflows, including more details and contingencies for each step, information about what occurs before the library encounters the article or issue, and the staff and partners involved in the journal publishing workflow.
About Library Publishing Workflows
Library Publishing Workflows (2019-2022) is a project to investigate, synchronize, and model a range of library publishing workflows. Library Publishing Coalition and Educopia Institute are working with 12 partner libraries to document these processes, with the goal of increasing the capacity of libraries to publish open access, peer-reviewed, scholarly journals. We hope the resulting workflow documentation will be an essential resource for library publishers in creating or evolving their own workflows, and will allow for peer learning and cross-comparison. This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services LG-36-19-0133-19.
This publication is licensed under Creative Commons: Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)