Kansas State University

Kansas State University Libraries

Scholarly Communications and Publishing
United States

Primary Contact:
Char Simser
Coordinator of Electronic Publishing, New Prairie Press

Program Overview

To host peer-reviewed scholarly journals, monographs, conference proceedings, and other series primarily in the humanities and social sciences; make the content freely available worldwide; and contribute to and support evolving scholarly publishing models.

Year publishing activities began: 2007

Organization: centralized library publishing unit/department

Total FTE in support of publishing activities: library staff (0.7); graduate students (0.3)

Funding sources (%): library operating budget (100)

Stage of publishing efforts (1–5):

Open access focus (1–5):

Advisory/editorial board:

Publishing Activities

Library-administered university press publications in 2014:

Library publications in 2014: faculty-driven journals (7)

Number of open access titles:

Number of paid titles:

Number of hybrid titles:

Media formats: text; images; video

Disciplinary specialties: financial therapy; rural research and policy; library science; cognitive sciences and semantics; analytical philosophy

Top publications: GDR Bulletin (journal); Baltic International Yearbook (journal); Journal of Financial Therapy (journal); Online Journal of Rural Research & Policy (journal); Kansas Library Association College and University Libraries Section Proceedings (conference proceedings)

Percentage of journals that are peer reviewed: 100

Percentage of journals assessing article processing charges (APCs):

Internal partners: campus departments or programs; individual faculty

External partners:

Publishing platform(s): bepress (Digital Commons)

Digital preservation strategy: CLOCKSS

Additional services: graphic design (print or web); marketing; training; notification of A&I sources; DOI assignment/allocation of identifiers; digitization; hosting of supplemental content

Additional Information

Plans for expansion/future directions: Publishing open access monographs and conference proceedings and publishing two undergraduate research journals; setting up an advisory board to help set direction and policy and recommend new titles for NPP.
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