Since it was established in 2005, Newfound Press has published peer-reviewed works with a limited and/or specialized audience. We are a digital-only press, although we do provide print on demand of some titles in partnership with the University of Tennessee Press. We publish book length manuscripts and works of digital media scholarship. Of particular interest are works with interdisciplinary approaches and those relevant to Tennessee and the Southeast. Newfound Press does not consider unsolicited manuscripts.
Newfound Press Services
• Author copyright advisory
• Peer review
• Content layout, typesetting
• Book cover design, graphic design
• ISBN registry, DOI assignment
• Cataloging, metadata
• Preservation of current and archival files
• Collection and reporting of use data
Scholarly Publishing and Libraries
Expanding technologies and new forms of informal publication are creating new interest in university publishing; a report by the Ithaka research group urges administrators, librarians, and university presses to work together towards building a shared electronic publishing infrastructure. The 2012 Library Publishing Services: Strategies for Success Final Report documents how publishing has become a core function of academic libraries in North America.
Scholars welcome the benefits of electronic access to information and recognize the potential for presenting the outcomes of their research online. When institutions cover publication costs up front, one barrier to the free flow of information is eliminated. Universities seeking new publication models are exploring open access publishing to lower the costs of acquiring information, and to increase the likelihood that research results can be discovered.
The University of Tennessee is a founding member of the Library Publishing Coalition, a community-led organization that supports an evolving, distributed range of library publishing practices and that furthers the interests of libraries involved in publishing activities on their campuses.