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Faculty Services

Faculty at CSUDH can find more about the services and collaborative opportunities through ALS, the information literacy program, reserve materials, and research/publishing support

Research & Publishing Support

Meet with a librarian for one-on-one or group faculty consultations to assist you with the use of library resources including our online databases.

Librarians can also help you: 

  • Identify publications for a particular project
  • Evaluate the peer review process and indexing of a journal
  • Understand when and how to seek and obtain permission to reproduce images in publications
  • Analyze and generate author and article metrics
  • Understand and negotiate author agreements

Check out these publishing research guides: 


Elsevier Science Direct Gold OA Pilot

Are you a corresponding or sole author for an article accepted by an Elsevier Science Direct journal between January 2020 and December 2021?

If so, you may be eligible to publishing open access at no cost to you! The Gold Open Access pilot program is part of the most recent contract negotiated between the CSU and Elsevier.

The CSU Libraries Network has provided information on how to determine your eligibility. Elsevier has also provided a video outlining the steps you would take to take advantage of this option. You will be asked to authenticate as a CSU affiliate to access the video.

If you have any questions after reviewing the materials, please contact Dana Ospina (, Digital Initiatives Librarian.

Open Journal Systems

The University Library provides services and software that enable CSUDH faculty, staff, and students to publish online open access journals. Journals are published using Open Journal Systems (OJS), an open source journal management and publishing system. OJS provides a professional online presence and can be used to manage some or all of the stages of the journal publishing process: submissions, peer review, the editorial process, online publishing, and indexing. Articles are licensed for reuse using a Creative Commons license.

The Digital Initiatives Librarian is available to consult during the planning process to provide initial training to editorial staff, basic technical support, and limited customization of the journal's appearance. Check out this guide for both potential and current journal managers and editors through all stages--from planning to publishing.

For more information about the benefits of publishing using OJS at CSUDH, contact Dana Ospina, Digital Initiatives Librarian (