VT Publishing is the scholarly publishing hub of Virginia Tech. Based in the University Libraries, we are committed to increasing the visibility, reach, and impact of research produced at Virginia Tech.
VT Publishing grows out of Virginia Tech’s longstanding commitment to technology in the service of scholarly communication. Indeed, VT was one of the earliest players in online scholarly publishing. In 1989 the Scholarly Communication Project was established in the Library as a place to experiment with technology to produce online scholarship in new and developing formats. Moving from a Gopher server to a Web server in 1993, the Library has continuously hosted open access e-journals ever since, adding electronic theses & dissertations (ETDs) in 1996 and since then expanding to support the increasingly diverse products of research and scholarship, including web-based exhibits/collections and open educational resources (OER).
Here are some of the specific services we offer:
VT Publishing is proud to be part of the Ubiquity Partner Network, a coalition of fully independent university and society presses. By sharing the same infrastructure and back office services with other Partner Network members, we are able to run cost-efficiently and sustainably. Our publications are hosted on Ubiquity’s intuitive, user-friendly platform that makes it easy for readers to access and engage with the scholarship. For our journal editors we provide a sophisticated and easy-to-use submissions and editorial management system. We also offer a menu of production services to suit each project, drawing upon experts at Ubiquity Press for layout and graphic design, copy editing, typesetting, indexing and long-term preservation.
VT Publishing is ideally suited to meet the needs of scholarly publishing in the 21st century—by combining personal service from our Blacksburg offices with the scale of a large network of scholarly publishers, all of whom share a commitment to publishing work of the highest quality.
VT Publishing is proud to be a member of the following organizations: