Scholarly Publishing Specialist

Contact Information
Laine Stambaugh
1299 University of Oregon Libraries
115 Knight Library
Friday, May 10, 2013 - 5:00pm
Open Until Filled: 
Open until filled, review begins on: 
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - 2:33pm
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The Digital Scholarship Center of the UO Libraries is seeking a graduate student with strong collaboration skills, excellent organizational skills, and background in emerging modes of scholarly communication and publishing.

The UO Libraries currently supports four open access journals as part of its scholarly communication programs and is set to publish three open access/print- on-demand monographs in 2013. The Scholarly Publishing Specialist will work with the Scholarly Communications Librarian to support these open access publishing efforts as well as to investigate hardware and/or software that might better facilitate the needs of the journal editors, authors, and the mission of the UO Libraries scholarly publishing program.

Duties include:

  • Assist editors and/or editorial assistants with publication workflows.
  • Work with editors and/or editorial assistants to assess utility of current software and explore other software options.
  • Investigate tools for generating data about article/content impact (altmetrics).
  • Assist in development of workflows, tools, and processes for scholarly publishing.
  • Work with editors on marketing content.


Preferred Qualifications: 

Any University of Oregon graduate student pursuing a master’s or doctoral degree is eligible to apply.


  • Excellent communication skills and attention to detail.
  • Knowledge of the scholarly publishing process.
  • Experience with some aspect of publishing.
  • Familiarity with web publishing software.



  • Experience with social media and social marketing.
  • Experience with one or more of the following: Open Journal Systems; Scalar; Drupal; WordPress.
  • Knowledge of open access issues.


Application Procedure: 

Please submit the following electronically as one single PDF or Word document to Library Human Resources,, in the order listed: 1) cover letter explaining interest and skills related to this position; 2) resume or CV; 3) names and contact information for three references.

Our General Duties and Responsibilities Statement (GDRS), which includes our general appointment/reappointment process and criteria, is available online.

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