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DBS Library Press

DBS Library Press

Vision, Mission and Values


DBS Library will be a leading force in the creation of a library publishing culture in Ireland;  publishing journals and monographs, teaching and sharing best practice, fostering networks and communities within Irish academia and internationally.


DBS Library Press is a centre for expertise in library publishing in Ireland; supporting academic discourse and pedagogy through the publication of peer-reviewed, open access journals and monographs.  


Openness: DBS Library Press is committed to any Open Access publishing model in which the author retains ownership of their work  under the (CC) BY-NC-ND license.

Quality: DBS Library Press adheres to the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) guidelines and to robust peer-review processes. Our journals can be found in the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)

Diversity: DBS Library Press publishes submissions from undergraduate and postgraduate students as well as from academics and practitioners.  This inclusivity encourages scholarly activity and broadens academic discourse.

Collaboration: DBS Library Press works with authors and academics across institutions and countries.  DBS Library is a member of the Library Publishing Coalition.

Innovation: DBS Library Press employs the latest technologies to ensure that our publications are fully discoverable with the widest possible reach.