What is Publishing?

Through the integration and collaboration of Purdue University Press and Scholarly Publishing Services, the Purdue University Libraries Publishing Division has become a leader in its capacity to produce high-quality publications serving a continuum of scholarly publishing needs across the University and beyond.

Purdue University Press (PUP), founded in 1960, publishes peer-reviewed books and journals. Its publishing program is directed by an editorial board of nine faculty members. The Press publishes work by scholars around the world and Purdue faculty in disciplinary fields that are aligned with the mission and emphases of the University. Although overhead costs (including staffing) are mostly covered through general funds received from the University, the Press is charged with covering the costs of its publishing program through earned income. The Press website is http://www.press.purdue.edu

Scholarly Publishing Services (SPS) predominately disseminates a wide range of academic materials, including technical report series, conference proceedings, and open access journals. Scholarly Publishing Services was developed out of Purdue e-Pubs, the open access institutional document repository that was established in 2006. All projects published through SPS are affiliated with faculty, staff, and students from the University, and are vetted based on the individual project. Scholarly Publishing Services website is http://docs.lib.purdue.edu