Scholarly Publishing Services

Publishing and Curation Services offers guidance to publishing scholars and editors at Penn State. We advise faculty and graduate students on author rights, copyright (including Creative Commons), fair use, and publishing contracts.

We offer scholarly journal publishing for departments, societies, and student groups using Open Journal Systems software. The Libraries are able to host fully-functioning online scholarly journals. If you are interested in starting a journal, please fill out our online Journal Proposal Form. We will contact you to discuss the possibility of publishing your journal with the Libraries.

Publishing and Curation Services also offers publishing of conference proceedings using Open Conference Systems software.

We also offer support for other types of scholarly publishing, including open access and the use of ScholarSphere.