Purdue University

Purdue University Libraries

Purdue Scholarly Publishing Services
United States

Primary Contact:
Peter Froehlich
Head, Scholarly Publishing Services
(765) 494-8251

Program Overview

To enhance the impact of Purdue scholarship by delivering high-value open information products aligned with the University’s strengths; to continue to explore new models and new partnerships; to advocate for open access, and to advance the creation, communication, and discovery of new knowledge by hosting, developing, promoting, and publishing the outputs of research and of scholarly debate openly for the global community

Year publishing activities began: 2006

Organization: centralized library publishing unit/department

Total FTE in support of publishing activities: professional staff (11); paraprofessional staff (1); graduate students (2); undergraduate students (2)

Funding sources (%):

Stage of publishing efforts (1–5): 5

Open access focus (1–5): 3

Advisory/editorial board: Y

Publishing Activities

Library-administered university press publications in 2018: Library-administered university press publications in the last twelve months (26). Journals that published at least one article in the last twelve months (9). Other publication types (3).

Library publications in 2018: campus-based faculty-driven journals (7); campus-based student-driven journals (3); journals produced under contract/MOU for external groups (1); monographs (26); technical/research reports (36); faculty conference papers and proceedings (1434); HABRI Central (an information hub for human-animal bond studies built on the HUBzero platform for scientific collaboration); the Data Curation Profiles Directory; the IMPACT Profiles Directory; the Purdue Policy Research Institute (PPRI) Policy Briefs

Number of open access titles: journals (7); monographs (0)

Number of paid titles: journals (0); monographs (0)

Number of hybrid titles: journals (0); monographs (0)

Media formats: text; images; audio; video; data; multimedia/interactive content

Disciplinary specialties: engineering (civil engineering); education (STEM); library and information science; public policy; comparative literature

Top publications: Joint Transportation Research Program Technical Reports (technical reports); JPUR: Journal of Purdue Undergraduate Research (journal); HABRI Central (website); CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture (journal); Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-Based Learning (journal)

Percentage of journals that are peer reviewed: 100

Percentage of journals assessing article processing charges (APCs): 8%

Internal partners: campus departments or programs; individual faculty; graduate students; undergraduate students

External partners: HABRI Foundation; the Charleston Library Conference Board; the Joint Transportation Research Program; IATUL; The Mellon Foundation

Publishing platform(s): bepress (Digital Commons)

Digital preservation strategy: CLOCKSS; MetaArchive; Portico

Additional services: graphic design (print or web); print-on-demand; typesetting; copy-editing; marketing; outreach; training; analytics; cataloging; metadata; compiling indexes and/or TOCs; notification of A&I sources; ISSN registry; ISBN registry; DOI assignment/allocation of identifiers; open URL support; dataset management; peer review management; business model development; budget preparation; contract/license preparation; author copyright advisory; other author advisory; digitization; hosting of supplemental content; audio/video streaming; developmental editing; project management

Additional Information

Plans for expansion/future directions: To continue to explore new opportunities, specifically in and around the digital humanities.
Purdue Scholarly Publishing Services and Purdue University Press are integrated into one unit within Purdue University Libraries and are centrally located in the heart of campus. Staff collaborate across all functions and with other colleagues in the Libraries and around Purdue. By harnessing skills of librarians and publishers, and by leveraging a common infrastructure, project teams can better adapt to changes and efficiently exploit opportunities in the digital age. View All Entries