Platforms and tools

The Center for Scholarly Publishing (CSP) provides faculty and researchers access to platforms and tools to advance their scholarly communication efforts.

Our knowledgeable staff are available to help answer questions or provide additional information about these platforms at

New Prairie Press

New Prairie Press is the university’s open access publishing platform. Publications from all disciplines written by scholars affiliated with K-State are welcome at New Prairie Press. In addition to scholarly journals, the press publishes conference proceedings, faculty and staff scholarly monographs, open access textbooks and other special publications.

Using New Prairie Press allows greater visibility to researchers’ work and also supports open access initiatives throughout K-State and the greater community.

K-State Research Exchange

K-State Research Exchange (K-REx) is a repository for digital scholarship created by K-State scholars. K-State Research Exchange increases the impact of your work by making it freely available to anyone with access to the internet. It allows researchers immediate access to scholarly work through green archiving. K-State Research Exchange is optimized for visibility through Google and other search engines, resulting in more citations, more visibility and greater impact.


Pressbooks is a simple book production software used by educational institutions around the world, as well as authors and publishers. Instructors can use Pressbooks to publish textbooks, scholarly monographs, syllabi, fiction and nonfiction books, white papers and more in multiple formats.


LibreTexts is an adaptable, user-friendly open education resource platform for creating, customizing and sharing accessible, interactive textbooks, adaptive homework and ancillary materials. The LibreTexts ecosystem is comprised of four interconnected platforms to build digital textbooks, create adaptive assessment, design interactive media and collaborate with peers — providing an end-to-end solution for authoring and delivering instruction using open educational resources.

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