Purdue University Libraries Scholarly Publishing Division

Located in the heart of campus in Stewart Center room 190, the Purdue Libraries Scholarly Publishing Division creates a collaborative environment by uniting Purdue University Press with Scholarly Publishing Services. The Scholarly Publishing Division is dedicated to enhancing the impact and extending the reach of academic research and scholarship through the development and dissemination of books, journals, digital collections, innovative electronic products, technical report series, and conference proceedings. In collaboration with fellow information professionals in the Libraries and across the University, we provide targeted services to support Purdue faculty, staff, and students at all stages of the scholarly communication process, as well as scholars working beyond the confines of Purdue.





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Through the integration of Purdue University Press, Purdue Libraries has become a leader in its capacity to produce high-quality publications serving a continuum of scholarly publishing needs across the university. more>>

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Our mission is to maximize access to scholarly publications for the benefit of users across the State, nation, and world while finding ways to sustain our publishing program financially. We believe in fair pricing, liberal author rights, and in pushing the boundaries of Open Access. more>>

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By combining the traditional strengths of publishers and librarians and sharing skills as well as infrastructure, the publishing division of Purdue Libraries has extended its capacity to provide a rich array of services to Purdue faculty, staff, and students. Meet our staff here. more>>

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The Journal of Purdue Undergraduate Research (JPUR) showcases the work of some of the best undergraduate researchers at Purdue, and introduces them to best practices in scholarly communication.

Digital Textbook Development Pilot

The Purdue University Libraries Publishing Division is actively working on an affordable textbook pilot, which is part of a broader textbook affordability initiative.

Student Engineering Education Publications

The Purdue e-Pubs collection of student engineering education publications provides a perfect way for graduate students in one of the world’s leading programs in engineering education to share their research with the world.

Building Construction Handbooks

Building construction handbooks, produced by Purdue University Press, provide invaluable “tools for the trade” for practitioners in the construction industry. They translate the latest research from Purdue’s leading BCM program so that it can be immediately employed in the field.

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Birck Technology Papers

The Birck Nanotechnology Center uses Purdue e-Pubs to extend the impact of its research through collecting all eligible publications in an online digital collection.

JTRP Tech Reports/Road School

In 2011, the Joint Transportation Research Program technical reports were downloaded over 150,000 times from Purdue e-Pubs, and new reports are being produced with assistance from publishing services staff.

Shofar and Shofar Supplements

Shofar, an interdisciplinary journal of Jewish studies, is celebrating over 30 years of publication at Purdue with a complete redesign of its print edition by Purdue University Press and the launch of an online archive on Project Muse.

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HABRI Central

As a comprehensive online resource for scholarship on the human-animal bond, HABRI Central is a joint project between the College of Veterinary Medicine and Purdue Libraries.

Greenhouse Publications

Interested in better ways to grow your crops or house plants? Join the thousands of Purdue e-Pubs users who download reports from Purdue’s Plant Growth Facility collections every year.


Spacewalker represents a unique collaboration between Purdue University Press and the Barron Hilton Flight and Space Exploration Archives to create an iPad App that links a book about the life of NASA astronaut Jerry Ross with video and image collections donated to the Archives.