Purdue University Libraries

Purdue University Libraries and School of Information Studies

Nina Collins, Scholarly Publishing Specialist
Email: nkcollin@purdue.edu

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.

  • Publishing activities began: 2006
  • Location: United States
  • Organization: services distributed across campus
  • Stage of publishing efforts (1-3): 3 - Established
  • Stage comments:
  • Open access focus (1-5): 4 - Very Important
  • Program advisory/editorial board: No
  • Peer reviewed journals: 100%
Staffing (in full-time equivalents):
  • Professional staff: 1.25
  • Graduate students: 0.5

Publishing Activities

Types of publications: conference papers and proceedings, faculty; databases; educational resources (ex. textbooks, course modules); journals, campus-based faculty-created; journals, campus-based student-created; journals, contracted by external groups; monographs; technical/research reports; lecture series.

  2021 Open access Paid Hybrid
Conference papers and proceedings, faculty 178 178
Conference papers and proceedings, student
Databases 1 1
Educational resources (e.g., textbooks, course modules) 17 17
Electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs)
Journals, campus-based faculty-created 5 5
Journals, campus-based student-created 1 1
Journals, contracted by external groups
Journals, inactive back issues
Technical/research reports 114 114
Undergraduate capstones/honors theses
Other publishing activities:
lecture series (12)

2021: New publications from July 2020 to June 2021. Journals include titles actively publishing during the date range. Other publication types include items that were published or added to repositories for the first time within the date range.

OA/Paid/Hybrid: Publications currently published and/or available online. OA (open access) publications do not include counts for hybrid publications. Hybrid publications are those that offer a combination of both open access and pay-access content.

Library-administered university press publications:

For journals, include titles that published at least one article in the last twelve months. For other publication types, report items that were published or added to your repository for the first time within the last twelve months.

Journals, campus-based faculty-created 5
Journals, campus-based student-created 1
Journals, contracted by external groups 3
Monographs 4
Technical/research reports 37


Top publications:
  • JTRP Technical Reports
  • Journal of Purdue Undergraduate Research (journal)
  • Charleston Library Conference (proceedings)
  • HABRI Central
Disciplinary specialties:
  • civil engineering
  • mechanical engineering
  • STEM education
  • library and information science


Internal partners: campus departments or programs

Openness to working with external partners: Consider external partners if there is a tie to my institution (e.g. local editor of a journal for an external scholarly society)

Part of a consortium that provides support for publishing?

Work with a university press?
  • University press partner: Purdue University Press
Administer a university press?

Technologies & Services

Media formats:
  • audio
  • text
  • video
  • Powerpoint
Softwares & platforms:
  • Digital Commons (bepress)
  • HubZero

Additional services:
  • DOI distribution
  • analytics
  • author advisory – copyright
  • dataset management
  • digitization
  • DOI assignment/allocation of identifiers
  • hosting of supplemental content
  • outreach
  • peer review management
  • training
Digital preservation strategy:
  • MetaArchive
  • Portico
Service vendors: BePress; CrossRef