Call for Proposals for Open Textbooks

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With the continued success of Portland State University Library’s open textbook project, PDX Open, the Library is pleased to announce a new round of funding for the development of open access textbooks by PSU faculty.

Proposals are due May 6, 2016.

Open textbooks are digital in format and made freely available over the web for students at Portland State and beyond. Open textbooks are published in PDXScholar, the University’s institutional repository managed by PSU Library. Currently we have published eleven open textbooks authored by PSU faculty.

PSU Library seeks proposals for texts that are comprehensive works geared toward a specific field of study. Preference will be given to proposals with applicability towards multiple, high-enrollment courses taught by faculty in a single department at Portland State.

A PSU faculty member must be sole or lead author.

Faculty authors whose proposals are accepted for publication will receive a $2,500 grant. For more information on how the funds may be allocated, please see the Open Access Textbook Publishing FAQ.

Please see the proposal submission form for details on what to submit with your application.


Learn more about open textbook publishing at Portland State University:

If you have additional questions, please contact Karen Bjork, Head of Digital Initiatives.