As the publishing arm of Purdue University, the Press offers a host of services to faculty, staff, and students. Examples of our many partnerships throughout the University may be found below. We remain open to new collaborations and initiatives that provide value to our campus and further the University’s goals. If you have an idea, please email email@example.com.
Journal of Purdue Undergraduate Research (JPUR). With support from the Office of the Provost, JPUR showcases the richness of undergraduate research opportunities available at the University. Founded in 2011 and published annually in both full color print and open access digital, JPUR has given many Purdue students their first publication credit.
Purdue Journal of Service-Learning and International Engagement (PJSL). Founded in 2014, PJSL is an annual print and open access digital journal that showcases students’ rich service-learning projects, academic civic engagement, and experiential programs. The University offers more than 150 classes that incorporate service-learning, which has been shown to be a high-impact practice that increases student engagement and critical thinking, and helps students bridge the theories of the classroom to action in the community.
Founders Series. With more than thirty books in print, the Founders Series celebrates the University and its longstanding impact on the region and the world. Many titles are richly illustrated coffee-table books, both nostalgic and informative, which make great gifts for alumni and provide introductions to newcomers. To celebrate Purdue’s bicentennial, the Press published the institutional history, Ever True: 150 Years of Giant Leaps at Purdue University, as well as a historical road trip of student life, Purdue at 150: A Visual History of Student Life.
Purdue Studies in Aeronautics and Astronautics. Building on Purdue’s legacy as the cradle of astronauts, this series highlights the technical achievements, engineering feats, and individuals who helped transform the exploration of space from a far-fetched dream to reality, and all the cultural and historical implications that journey entailed.
The Year in C-SPAN Archives Research. Founded in 1987 at Purdue, the C-SPAN Archives houses thousands of hours of coverage of Congress and other public affairs programming. A partnership with the Brian Lamb School of Communication, this annual book series presents the finest interdisciplinary research utilizing tools of the C-SPAN Video Library. All titles in the series are hosted on Purdue e-Pubs and can be downloaded free of charge.
New Directions in the Human-Animal Bond. Published in collaboration with the University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, this cutting-edge series includes more than fifty titles that explore all dynamics of the intersection between people and animals.
Purdue Studies in Romance Literatures (PSRL). A partnership started in 1992 between the Press and the School of Languages and Cultures, each year the PSRL series publishes monographs on topics of literary importance that make a significant contribution to Romance scholarship. More than eighty volumes have been published in the series, and starting in 2022, all new titles will be released open access on Purdue e-Pubs and can be downloaded free of charge.
Shofar: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish Studies. Founded in 1981 and published on behalf of Purdue’s Jewish Studies Program, Shofar remains a preeminent peer-reviewed journal with an international readership covering all aspects of Jewish studies. Current and back issues can be accessed through Project MUSE.
Joint Transportation Research Program (JTRP). JTRP facilitates collaboration between the Indiana Department of Transportation, higher education institutions, and industry to implement innovations that result in continuous improvement in the planning, design, construction, operation, management, and economic efficiency of the Indiana transportation infrastructure. The Press publishes their technical reports as well as the proceedings from the annual Purdue Road School Transportation Conference.
Purdue Libraries and Scholarly Publishing Services. The Press could not accomplish all it does without the generous support of the Libraries. We collaborate regularly with the Office of Undergraduate Research and the Archives and Special Collections. All of our open access publications are hosted on the University’s institutional text repository, Purdue e-Pubs. Many partnerships are ongoing, but each year we produce a host of projects that fall under the umbrella of our Scholarly Publishing Services division. Our goal is to lend our publishing expertise to the University in any way we can, as we did with the Honors College and their Little Else Than a Memory publication, which was researched, written, and edited by undergraduate students; or publishing proceedings from conferences organized and hosted by Purdue, such as the International Conference on the Durability of Concrete Structures; or producing a coffee-table book on the history of collaborative living at Purdue, such as Pledge and Promise, produced on behalf of Fraternity, Sorority, and Cooperative Life.