Open Access Textbooks

Submit an Open Access Textbook Proposal

The Library seeks proposals for open access textbooks by PSU faculty members. Open Access Textbooks are published in PDXScholar, the University’s institutional repository managed by PSU Library. Open access textbooks are digital and freely available on the web for students at PSU and beyond. Preference will be given to proposals for comprehensive works geared toward a specific field of study and multiple, high-enrollment courses taught by faculty in a single department at PSU.

PSU Library, through generous donor support, sometimes offers funding for open access textbook publication. We are always accepting proposals, but we are currently between funding cycles.

  • This is your brief biography. Include brief bios for coauthors, if applicable.
  • Drop files here or
  • Briefly describe the content of your book. Successful proposals will be comprehensive works geared toward a specific field of study. Preference will be given to proposals with applicability towards multiple, high-enrollment undergraduate courses taught by faculty in a single department at PSU.
  • Provide manuscript specifics, such as a table of contents, chapter by chapter description, and estimated length.
  • Please suggest 2–3 possible peer-reviewers for your manuscript, including contact information and affiliation. At least 2 reviewers must not be affiliated with PSU.
  • If you prefer not to upload, please provide a link to your online CV or resumé in the Comments field.