New Prairie Press at Kansas State University adheres to the principles of open access publishing as articulated in the Berlin, Budapest, and Bethesda declarations. In 2011, Provost April Mason added her name to the Berlin declaration on behalf of Kansas State University, adding our institution to an international list of some 300 universities, libraries, scientific institutes, and academic associations who pledge support to an open access paradigm.
Open access means offering online content to all readers with no financial barriers to access. The benefits of this publishing model are manifold, and the growing number of open access journals attests to the power of these ideals.
Journals from all disciplines are welcome at NPP. Editors interested in starting an open access journal should contact Char Simser at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Services offered by NPP
NPP offers scholarly journals a reliable full-spectrum publishing platform. NPP is powered by the open source software Open Journal Systems. OJS can manage any or all parts of journal publication, from submission to final publication and archiving. Journal editors have the ability to define reviewer, copy editor, and other roles, as well as manage revision processes. NPP staff are available for consultation regarding journal layout and design as well as troubleshooting.
In addition to our currently published titles NPP also offers editorial support services for journals such as The Lion and the Unicorn, published by Johns Hopkins University Press. The editors manage the submission and editorial processes with OJS, which underscores its capabilities as a robust journal publication platform.
New Prairie Press and Copyright
Unlike some commercial presses, NPP does not require authors to assign copyright to their publisher. As an open access press, we leave choices about copyright to our editors and authors, but strongly encourage them to consider carefully how they license their works to the scholarly world. In the absence of other considerations, we would recommend the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License.
Making Your Content Visible
NPP leverages emerging technologies to bring journals to as broad an audience as possible. NPP is a CrossRef publisher, which means that we can issue digital object identifiers for articles, enabling better and persistent linking to other scholarly journals.
NPP also manages the process of getting the journal content into key directories and indexes such as the Directory of Open Access Journals and Google Scholar, and will consult with editors concerning indexing in relevant disciplinary databases.
Open access journals are uniquely positioned to reach the largest audience possible, which leads to a greater citation rate.
The New Prairie Press was founded by Kansas State University Libraries in 2007, joining a growing number of libraries who are entering the world of open access publishing.
For More Information
Please direct all inquiries to Char Simser at info(at)newprairiepress.org.
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