Open Access Scholarly Journal Collection
Crossing Borders: A Multidisciplinary Journal of Undergraduate Scholarship (ISSN 2373-0978) seeks to encourage research among undergraduate students at Kansas State University and elsewhere. Crossing Borders introduces undergraduates to the processes and values of open-access, peer-reviewed communication, thereby preparing them to be more critical consumers and producers of scholarly discourse.
Environmental & Architectural Phenomenology (ISSN 1083-9194) published two times a year, is a forum and clearing house for research and design that incorporate a qualitative approach to environmental and architectural experience and meaning.
Fungal Genetics Reports (FGR) is published as an online resource by the Fungal Genetics Stock Center.
GDR Bulletin (ISSN 2159-5941) features articles and reviews on the literature and culture of the German Democratic Republic. It was published from 1975 - 1999.
The aim of Health Behavior Research (HBR) is to advance the science of health behavior research. Particular emphasis is placed on papers that address new and emerging concepts and theory used in health behavior research, conceptual frameworks, methods, and analyses.
The International Journal of School Social Work (ISSN 2161-4148) purpose is to expand the quantitative and qualitative research base supporting school social work services throughout the world. The importance of evidence-based practice has been magnified by the increasing demand to demonstrate student outcomes. This journal will allow school social workers from around the world wider access to current research.
The Journal of Financial Therapy (ISSN 1944-9771) primarily publishes clinical, experimental, and survey research that examines the empirical link between personal financial knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors and personal and family well-being. The journal also accepts cross-sectional survey research, longitudinal and panel study research, case studies, financial therapy practice management tutorials, and literature reviews. Articles from financial therapists, both those working in academia and in practice, are welcomed.
Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station faculty members conduct research in nearly all areas of agricultural production. This online collection, Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station Research Reports (ISSN 2378-5977), publishes preliminary results of research conducted at centers around the state in beef and dairy cattle, swine, meat science, plant pathology, sorghum and wheat breeding, cropping systems, irrigation engineering, cover crops, weed science, entomology, range management, turfgrass, and other areas.
The Online Journal of Rural Research and Policy (ISSN 1936-0487) purpose is to expand publication opportunities for scholars in our field. The journal is a peer-reviewed, online publication. It publishes academic and community-based research, commentary, and policy articles focused on the Great Plains in a way that is of interest to both academic and community audiences. The goal is not only to present theory, but to stimulate discussion, encourage more research on rural issues, and improve access to information that promotes decision-making that enhances rural people and places.
The Journal Oz (ISSN 2378-5853) is the student-edited journal of the Kansas State University College of Architecture, Planning, and Design that is dedicated to the exploration of ideas in design through the publication of diverse responses to theoretical issues. It explores ideas through publication of diverse responses to important issues related to the college's four professional programs: architecture, landscape architecture, planning, and interior architecture/product design.
The Prairie Journal of Educational Research (ISSN 2373-0994) is a journal created by and for Kansas State University’s College of Education students. Designed specifically for Kansas State University College of Education students, PJER provides a platform for student publication and an opportunity to learn about the world of academic publishing.
The Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature (ISSN 2334-4415) is committed to publishing high quality, anonymously peer reviewed articles written in English on post-1900 literature in French, German, and Spanish. The journal is devoted to literary theory and criticism in the modern languages, and encourages interdisciplinary and collaborative submissions. A book review section appears in every issue.
Transactions of the Burgon Society is the annual journal of the Society. The Burgon Society welcomes submissions in one of the three fields that reflect our main areas of interest: the history, design and practice of academic dress.
About New Prairie Press Journal Publishing
What kind of journals will KSU include in New Prairie Press?
The KSU Hale Library hosts and publishes peer-reviewed, fully open access journals. Our support focuses on projects with direct links to Kansas State University through its faculty, students, programs, centers, or institutes. As a service to the research community, the KSU Hale Library’s commitment to true open access to scholarly information extends to authors. This means that there are no article or submission charges for journals hosted or published in New Prairie Press.
Do I have to be a faculty or staff member at KSU to host a journal on New Prairie Press?
Yes. There must be a current faculty or staff member making the application for the journal and serving on the editorial board. If the faculty member retires or relocates, the journal may stay on New Prairie Press for continuity.
What does it mean to publish an open access journal?
Readers with access to the Internet can access your content at no cost to themselves or to their institutions. Publishing a peer-reviewed open access journal broadens your reader base by expanding access to a global community of subscribers. It allows researchers from any organization to participate in scholarly activities without barriers.
How will people find your journal?
New Prairie Press is on the bepress Digital Commons platform (http://digitalcommons.bepress.com) and is optimized to provide higher results through search engines. Once your journal has published enough content to qualify for inclusion in the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), the KSU Hale Library's Center for the Advancement of Digital Scholarship (CADS) will complete the application to have your journal listed. If you provide us with the username and password for your journal in DOAJ, we will load content for each article to ensure that the journal is fully indexed.
In addition, the KSUDOIs for your journal articles will be assigned through CrossRef with our Digital Commons services. CrossRef is a citation-linking network and the official DOI link registration agency for scholarly and professional publications.
What are the fees associated with publishing a journal with New Prairie Press?
The initial set-up and design fee, along with support and maintenance, is provided by New Praire Press through support from K-State Libraries. There are no author or editor fees.
However, the Memorandum of Understanding signed by both parties does include a clause that states that the journal publisher(s) agree to compensate the KSU Libraries for site design costs up to, but not exceeding, $500 if the journal is not launched within 18 months of the site’s completion.
What services does the library provide?
As stated in the Memorandum of Understanding:
- We will make the contents of the e-journal available free of charge via the internet or any subsequent technology
- We will provide password access to the bepress Digital Commons system, which is the platform on which New Prairie Press resides, to allow the editors to manage the editorial process and e-journal content.
- We will strive, in the absence of unforeseen technical difficulties and routine maintenance, to provide 24/7 access to the e-journal and its contents
- We will assign DOIs to e-journal content and register it with CrossRef
- We will digitally archive all e-journal content produced under this agreement
- We will assign a KSU Hale Library employee to serve as the Production Editor to assist the editors with operational requirements, such as training and troubleshooting.
Does the library provide layout or copyediting services?
Unfortunately, due to staffing restrictions, we cannot provide custom layout services for journals. The New Prairie Press generates PDF-formatted content that comports with a standard template. Copyediting is the sole responsibility of the journal editors.
Will the library get copyright permissions for images and other material that authors include in their articles?
No, authors must obtain those permissions themselves. However, if they need guidance from the library, we are happy to answer any questions that we can.
Who retains rights to the journal content?
We encourage editors to allow authors to use a Creative Commons License, specifically a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International license. This allows anyone to reproduce or disseminate articles for non-commercial purposes, so long as the original authors and source are cited. After publication, authors have the right to post pre-print or post-print versions of their article online, including on their personal, departmental, or institutional repository pages.
Is the journal content backed up anywhere? KSU retains a backup copy of the journal content, and because the New Prairie Press journals reside on the bepress Digital Commons platform, bepress duplicates and backs up the content both on an offsite from their side. Once the journal has begun publishing in earnest, we work with LOCKSS and Portico to have your content archived.
What if I want print copies of my journal?
New Prairie Press does not provide printing or mailing services. We suggest that you use a Print on Demand service for these materials. Rather than estimating how many copies of a particular item should be printed in a print run, a journal issue/book/proceeding/etc. is only printed upon request. This method eliminates problems including the burden of paying for unsold inventory or printing too few items.
Print on Demand takes the guesswork out of printing. You simply prepare a single file (usually PDF), submit it to the Print on Demand publisher, and it is stored until an issue is ordered by a customer. It is only at this point that ink touches paper. You can find more information here.
What do you need to do to start the process?
Please contact with any questions or to discuss your journal. Any additional information you might provide concerning the journal’s editorial policies, submission guidelines, style guides, and any other information that would describe the project would be helpful in the evaluation of the project idea. If the journal seems to be a good fit for New Prairie Press, the editors and New Prairie Press will sign a formal Memorandum of Understanding, which outlines the expectations for both parties.