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To further its mission of supporting learning and knowledge creation, and to extend the reach of scholarly and creative work created by Pacific University students, staff, and faculty and their collaborators, the Libraries offers platforms and services for disseminating original work created in our community.


Through the university’s digital repository, the Libraries preserves and provides access to locally-created scholarship reflecting Pacific’s academic programs. Through CommonKnowledge, the Libraries primarily collect theses, dissertations, and other culminating projects created by students. Students, staff, and faculty may also submit other forms of scholarship (articles, posters, data sets, et al.) that they would like to make openly available online. For assistance, please contact

Scholarly Journals

The Libraries currently publishes one open access journal that disseminates articles for scholars and practitioners in the health professions. In addition, the Libraries co-sponsor publication of an undergraduate multidisciplinary journal in partnership with Central Washington University, and provide support for a scholarly philosophy journal. All journals supported by the Libraries are connected to Pacific in some way—they were either founded or are currently edited, by our faculty members. Supported journals currently include:


The Libraries have offered two channels for book publishing since 2015: Bee Tree Books and Pacific University Press. The Bee Tree Books imprint focuses on supporting self-published books from within the Pacific community by providing limited editorial and production services for these works and ensuring they are made available through common book distribution channels, as well as through CommonKnowledge. Pacific University Press, which is currently on hiatus as of 2023, provides a more traditional peer-reviewed publication process for scholarly monographs; Press authors have both from within the Pacific community and externally.

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