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October 20, 2014

New Prairie Press publishes 38 years of Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Submitted by Sarah McGreer Hoyt

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After an extensive digitization project, all volumes of Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature are now available on Kansas State University's online publishing platform, New Prairie Press.

The publication has released two issues every year since 1976, when it was launched as Studies in 20th Century Literature. The current title was adopted in 2003, and the first fully online issue — volume 38, issue 1 — was published with New Prairie Press earlier this year.

The publication is committed to publishing high quality, blind, peer-reviewed articles written in English on post-1900 literature in French, German and Spanish. Interdisciplinary and collaborative submissions are welcomed.

The publication's current editor, Laura M. Kanost, associate professor of modern languages, navigated the journal's move to an open access platform with New Prairie Press.

New Prairie Press offers free publishing services for open access journals, conference proceedings and monographs that are written, edited or sponsored by scholars affiliated with Kansas State University. In addition to Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature, New Prairie Press publishes eight other journal titles.

"We want to make scholarship associated with K-State faculty members as accessible as possible, so we are always happy to develop relationships with editorial board members interested in pursuing an open access format," said Char Simser, coordinator of library data and electronic publishing. 

To explore starting an open access journal or digitizing and moving an existing journal to an open access model, contact Simser at nppress@k-state.edu. New Prairie Press also welcomes inquiries from faculty and administrators exploring options for open conference proceedings or monographs. 

Read more information on other open access journals, programs and events. 

This announcement is one in a series on open access initiatives at K-State Libraries. Open Access Week is Oct. 20-26.

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