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Exam & Desk Copies

Examination and Desk Copy Policies

Requests for examination copies must be submitted in writing on departmental letterhead and include the course title and number, esti­mated enrollment, semester it will be taught, and bookstore information. Please limit your selection to three titles. All requests must be accom­panied by $6.50 per title (check or money order only) to cover shipping and hand­ling. Any paper­back book priced at $15 or less is available at no cost above the shipping and handling fee. Pre­payment at a 20% discount (plus shipping) is required for hardcover books and paperbacks priced over $15; check, MasterCard, VISA, or Discover will be accepted. If a book is adopted for a class of 10 or more students, the prepayment will be refunded; requests for refunds must be accompanied by the name and phone number of the bookstore that placed the order. Examination copies not adopted as texts may be returned for refund of the purchase price. All refund requests must be made within 60 days of receipt of the book.

Desk copies are granted on 10-copy orders when books are required (rather than recommended). The Press reserves the right to limit availability of exam and desk copies.

Requests may be faxed to 330-672-3104 attn: Julia Wiesenberg or scanned and emailed to

Archiving & I.R.s

Self-Archiving and Institutional Repositories

KSU Press allows authors of articles published in its journals and authors of previously unpublished chapters in edited books to post pre-print and post-print versions of their articles and chapters on their personal websites and within institutional repositories.

A pre-print is the un-refereed version of an article or chapter. We ask authors to acknowledge its future publication and identify the journal or book title, the year of publication, the journal or book editor, and the publisher. Please indicate that the article or chapter is a “working paper.”

A post-print is the final published version of the article or chapter. Twelve (12) months after publication, authors may mount post-prints of their articles or chapters on their own web sites and/or institutional repositories on not-for-profit servers. Authors may not use the publisher-generated PDF.

For post-prints, please include the following credit line: This [article/chapter] was published as [complete bibliographic citation as it appears in the print journal or book]. No part of this [article/chapter] may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, transmitted, or distributed, in any form, by any means, electronic, mechanical, photographic, or otherwise, without the prior permission of Kent State University Press. For educational re-use, please contact the Copyright Clearance Center (508-744-3350). For all other permissions, please contact Susan Wadsworth-Booth at


Rights and Permissions

Requests for permission to reproduce material published by the Press should be made in writing and addressed to:

Permissions Department
Kent State University Press
1118 Library
PO Box 5190
Kent, OH 44242-0001

Permission requests may also be made via email to

Include the following information:

Your Information
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Zip / Postal Code

E-mail address
Phone number
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KSU Press Book Information
KSUP Book title
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Information About Your Publication
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Other pertinent information not included above.

Permission will be granted for only one version of your publication in the English language. Any other use requires additional permission. Permission does not include electronic or other rights unless specifically stated.

Accessibility Requests

Print Accessibility Requests

It is Kent State University Press policy to provide electronic PDF files (if available) of books that have been assigned to people with visual impairment or other print disabilities. We will provide a copy upon receipt of a formal request from the student’s campus disability service office. This request must include verification that the student has been advised of copyright restrictions. Please email the request to Susan Wadsworth-Booth at