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.
This guide is intended to pull together a variety of resources related to the library's publishing services. Use the tabs across the top of this guide to learn more about the three main areas we support:
Additional information about Fondren Library Publishing Services can be found on Fondren's website.
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.