PSU Press Response to COVID-19 Pandemic
Out of concern for the health, safety, and well-being of our staff, and in response to a statewide order closing all non-life-sustaining businesses, the PSU Press warehouse has suspended operations until further notice. During this time, we will not be shipping physical books or receiving shipments at our main warehouse.
We remain committed to our core mission of publishing and disseminating rigorously reviewed, high-quality works of scholarship and books. To that end, we have begun initiatives and partnered with several organizations to make our books and journals available to readers during this time.
While we are not shipping books from our warehouse at this time, we are able to fill orders through our print-on-demand program. Please see individual book pages for availability, and check back often as we work to expand our print-on-demand offerings.
Many of our titles are available for immediate download as e-books through commercial vendors, including Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Apple Books, and Kobo. Details can be found on individual book pages.
All other orders placed while warehouse operations are suspended will be filled after staff members are able to return to work.
Journals operations will continue without interruption. All members of the journals staff are set up to work from home and will continue to be available. The journals composition vendors and our printer have made arrangements to continue operations during the pandemic. The composition vendors had plans in place for remote work and have implemented necessary accommodations for their staff. The printer is deemed an essential business and remains in operation. Special procedures have been put in place to ensure the safety of the staff currently working at the printing plant. Copies of the journals will continue to be printed and mailed as scheduled. Our online hosts (through JSTOR and Project MUSE) have likewise facilitated a remote working environment for staff so that they can continue to support us in our scholarly endeavors.
We are partnering with EBSCO to ensure unlimited access to PSU Press eBooks on their platform. EBSCO is upgrading existing holdings to Unlimited-User access until June 30 and discounting Unlimited-User access at One-User pricing for new e-book acquisitions. Learn more here.
Through June 30th, all PSU Press books hosted on Project Muse and JSTOR are available to read for free. Journals hosted on Project Muse are free through the end of May.
To browse all open access materials freely available through JSTOR, click here.
To browse all open access materials freely available through Project Muse, click here.
PSU Press has added its support to the National Emergency Library, an initiative by the Internet Archive to serve the nation’s displaced learners. The collection includes over 1.4 million e-books from the 1920s–1990s, acquired and digitized by the Internet Archive, that are not covered by other e-book collections. Learn more and browse here.