About LP@UF

About LP@UF

Mission Statement &
Criteria for Selection

Mission Statement

The LibraryPress@UF engages in library publishing as a collaborative endeavor. The LibraryPress@UF publishes scholarly, educational, and creative works, with an emphasis on promoting public access to scholarship and ethical practices in scholarly publishing. As a joint imprint of the Libraries and University of Florida Press, the LibraryPress@UF complements the work of the UF Press to collectively contribute to the shared missions of the Libraries, Press, and UF.

The LibraryPress@UF partners with UF scholars and with external collaborators whose goals align with our expertise and mission on Open Access publications, including:

  • Works based on the Libraries’ unique collections, with a focus on collections that promote inclusion and justice by highlighting overlooked or marginalized experiences and perspectives;
  • Journals, providing editorial liaison expertise for policies, procedures, and promotion;
  • Open Educational Resources, where the Libraries’ team supports creation, publishing, and discoverability of materials that encourage course affordability and inclusive pedagogy across formats.

The LibraryPress@UF publishing staff provide training and promote best practices in publishing.

Criteria for selection:

Each project is approached on its specific merits. Selection of these unique projects includes these considerations:

  • Works that are based on or build the Libraries’ unique collections;
  • Projects initiated or led by library personnel or UF affiliates or partner initiatives, such as the Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC);
  • Prioritization on works that promote inclusion and justice by highlighting overlooked or marginalized experiences and perspectives;
  • Feasibility: works that are supportable and maintainable through identified target technologies and publication types;
  • Other criteria as applicable for the unique needs of each publication.