Publishing Without Walls

Publishing Without Walls Catalog

All Publishing Without Walls (PWW) publications can be accessed via the PWW catalog.

About PWW

Publishing Without Walls is a scholarly publishing initiative at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. It is a collaborative effort between the University Library, the School of Information Sciences (iSchool), the Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities (IPRH), and the Department of African American Studies (DAAS). PWW is generously supported by a four-year grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

PWW seeks innovative digital publication projects, including enriched scholarly editions, annotated/mediated archival collections, thematic scholarly research collections, data visualizations, special editions of journals, and multi-authored multimedia texts, among others. 

Who can publish with PWW?

PWW has launched two series:

  • AFRO-PWW concentrates on African American Studies with targeted outreach to scholars from Historically Black Colleges and Universities and memory institutions specializing in African American history and culture.
  • HWW-PWW focuses on multi-disciplinary humanities research scholarship produced by scholars affiliated with Humanities Without Walls institutions.

If a project fits into either of these two series, we encourage interested scholars to consult with our project team on potential publications with PWW. Request a consultation. Scholars with projects related to African American Studies should use the AFRO-PWW consultation request form.

What publishing services does PWW offer?

Publishing Without Walls will support the production and dissemination of accepted publications by providing access to publishing software, consultations to determine which platform(s) are appropriate for the publication, software training, and technical support.

Publishing Without Walls offers limited assistance in the management of the publication such as help identifying potential reviewers, marketing the publication, and providing publications metrics.