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K-State Today

March 22, 2021

New Prairie Press accepting new monographs from K-State researchers

Submitted by Cailin Riley

Are you an instructor at K-State who is interested in exploring open access publishing options? New Prairie Press, K-State Libraries' scholarly open access publisher, is available to instructors who wish to publish monographs.

New Prairie Press, published four new monographs last fall. These include:

Randall Nichols, professor of cybersecurity at Kansas State Polytechnic, has published five books with New Prairie Press. A sixth book in the "Unmanned" series is forthcoming and so is a nonfiction project "Journey to Hope." Nichols said that the support team with New Prairie Press has made open access publishing simple, accessible and enjoyable.

"I have published books before with major houses, and their support was below the standards of responsiveness, subject understanding, image and publication details that I've come to appreciate from New Prairie Press," Nichols said. "The staff at New Prairie Press offer a high bar of excellence that they consistently exhibit in practice."

If you are interested in publishing with New Prairie Press, the Center for the Advancement of Digital Scholarship at K-State Libraries is open to exploring new monographs and e-textbooks with K-State researchers. To learn more or ask questions of staff, you can fill out an interest survey. You can also explore their existing catalog of monographs or learn more about their publishing policies.