Our Mission

The University of Cincinnati Library Publishing Services (CLIPS), an imprint of the University of Cincinnati Press, provides professional publishing services to faculty, staff, departments, and centers associated with the university. CLIPS offers scholarly communications expertise along with a la carte or comprehensive solutions using the Press partners and staff.

Our group is dedicated to the publication and preservation of intellectual output by providing expertise on copyright, open access and licensing, author management and manuscript development, publishing workflow platforms, design services, and format strategies. Additionally, distribution through the University of Cincinnati Press can provide global dissemination of published content. CLIPS encourages the exploration of new types of publications in print or electronic forms and seeks to participate in university-wide and intersectional departmental collaborative efforts from the Digital Scholarship Center to eLearning. UC Scholar and other UC digital platforms allow CLIPS to work with materials beyond the traditional written papers and monographs. Scholarly communications and library publishing are new movements in the library. Many of the tools are currently being developed—author management, editorial workflow, and digital typesetting are evolving. It is vitally important that these new tools be evaluated and implemented.

Our Services

Library publishing has been identified as a key element in promoting the intellectual commons model. CLIPS assists in publishing output in print, digital, and open access based on goals and author funding available. We seek to incorporate new technologies in order to provide our community with a full range of services promoting academic scholarship. We help to publish faculty-authored publications, publications edited by UC organizations, affordable textbooks, open educational resources, and student-run publications with faculty or department sponsorship. We support the scholarly publishing process beginning with research, writing, and peer review, resulting in dissemination, discovery, and preservation. At CLIPS, we can assist in any and all steps of the publishing process. Our services are tailored to a variety of formats including journals, textbooks, books, and conferences—and we welcome opportunities to consider other publishing formats.