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Hunt Library as Publisher

Hunt Library at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Photo by James M.Day, courtesy of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

The Hunt Library at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) publishes

Like many academic institutions, the library relies on Digital Commons by bepress to host its online publications. ERAU calls its digital repository Scholarly Commons.

In addition, library staff contributed a book chapter on library publishing for Creating Research Infrastructures in the 21st-Century Academic Library: Conceiving, Funding, and Building New Facilities and Staff.


The mainstay of Hunt Library’s publishing program, journals cover topics of study at the university.

Faculty from ERAU sit on all of the journals’ editorial boards, with several boards solely comprised of faculty members.    

Of the Hunt Library’s currently published journals, two have been issued in print.

  • Journal of Aviation/Aerospace Education & Research
    • ERAU’s oldest research journal, founded in 1990
    • Serves aviation and aerospace educators, researchers and professionals
  • Covers topics relevant to colleges and universities
  • Also covers issues in the broader aviation industry
  • Library staff helped editors transition to online publishing
    • Print issues archived online
    • March 2014 issue marked the journal’s digital-only debut  
  • Journal of Digital Forensics, Security and Law
    • Published in both print and digital editions
    • Print issues available by subscription
    • Online version available open access
    • Publishes research articles, commentaries and book reviews
    • Seeks submissions from scientists and practitioners in the field

The library also publishes several born-digital journals, including:

imls180.for.panel.jpgMany of these resources and programs are funded under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Florida's LSTA program is administered by the Department of State's Division of Library and Information Services.