Publishing: New Opportunities for Purdue Faculty

Purdue Faculty Provided New Opportunities to Publish

Purdue University Libraries and School of Information Studies and the Provost’s Office are partnering with Purdue University Press in an initiative to help faculty publish books. New opportunities for publishing may include lecture notes, other educational materials, curated extension publications, etc. The Press will also assist with finding other presses or publishers for your book and offers annual workshops on writing a book proposal.

At no charge to the author, the Press will copy edit, typeset, index, and design a professional book available with ISBN in e-book and paperback formats. Books will be available for sale through normal distribution channels and, in cases where the author would like their work to be open access (OA), the Press will publish a free e-book hosted on Purdue e-Pubs, Purdue’s institutional text repository. Open access works typically attract more usage and citations than traditionally priced works, making high-quality materials freely available worldwide, regardless of one’s resources. The Press is committed to maximizing its publications’ impact, with over 100 open books and most of its journals published OA. To learn more about open access and the Press, please visit the website.

Benefits for the faculty member include a book publication, greater impact from their work, and the potential to earn royalties from book sales. The author retains copyright of their intellectual property including the option for use in other publications. Faculty are encouraged to have a colleague or subject matter expert review their materials prior to submission.

The goal of this initiative is to mobilize the expertise of the many world-class faculty at Purdue and share that knowledge broadly.

Ready to take the next step?

Reach out to Justin Race, Director of Purdue University Press, by submitting the form below: