PSE Press

The PSE Press is an imprint of Its purpose to advance’s mission of free and open dissemination of process systems engineering knowledge through publication of research results. The PSE Press will help not-for-profit organizations to publish conference proceedings, transactions, or white papers in an open-access format at low cost depending on the circumstances.

How it Works

The PSE Press acts as the publisher. We work with the society, conference, or non-profit organization (including individual researchers at universities or government institutions) to help you disseminate your results. Common examples might be:

  • Peer reviewed conference proceedings
  • Non-peer reviewed conference extended abstracts
  • White papers and position papers from individual researchers or groups

The PSE Press is not a journal and currently does not act as publisher for journals. The PSE Press also works only with conferences typically associated with a non-profit professional society, government agency, or university.


We can provide hosting through LAPSE. For example, each conference proceeding can be placed on LAPSE for archiving, indexing, and linking to other digital materials. This makes it easy to link written materials like abstracts or papers to digital materials like simulations, spreadsheets, and source code.

  • All submissions receive a LAPSE ID
  • Whole white papers, books, or proceedings can be posted as one unit with one LAPSE ID, and/or:
  • Individual papers within larger books, proceedings, or transactions can be individually posted, each with its own LAPSE ID.

Open Access

To fit the mission of the, all publications must be made free and open access. When submissions are (automatically) deposited to LAPSE, this will satisfy certain accessibility requirements for open access to research results by many funding agencies worldwide.


All publications made with PSE Press will be digital and free open access. However, dead-tree printing can be arranged. This may be desirable for conference proceedings, for example. The PSE Press does not provide marketing, distribution, handling, or sales services.


In most circumstances, authors retain copyright, but agree to license the material perpetually to the PSE Press and with publication and use permissions.

Authors are responsible for ensuring that all text and figures are original, and not published in any other form. Re-use of figures is possible in some circumstances if permissions have been released by the copyright holder. The authors are responsible for securing and documenting this permission.

Use of PSE Press content in other journals

Republishing Conference Proceedings or Extended Abstracts in Research Journals

For most conference proceedings or extended abstract, the material may not be republished in a research journal in the same form. However, journals may allow the inclusion of material that was published in a conference proceeding or extended abstract as long as the “full” paper in the research journal contains substantially more information that was not included in the original publication. The text should be rewritten or substantially modified to avoid plagiarism (even self-plagiarism) which could violate journal policies or copyrights. Contact specific journals for more information on their policies.

Quoting from articles published by PSE Press

Anyone is permitted to quote sections from articles published by PSE Press, provided that attribution has been given. In academic publications and media articles, for example, one should provide the quoted text inside of quotation marks, and then provide appropriate attribution, such as a journal reference. This is typical of almost any published content.

Reuse of Images from articles published by PSE Press

PSE Press articles are released under the creative commons BY-SA license. This means that images from articles can be reused in other publications without requiring specific documentation from the PSE Press or the authors, as long as they are properly attributed and the terms of the license are satisfied (see link). We suggest that you use one of the following text strings in the image caption of the image that is being used, with the reference formatting changed for style as appropriate:

  • Image reproduced from Lastname FN, Otherauthor SF. Title of work. Journal Title. Volume: Pages (Year). Image released with the Creative Commons BY-SA license: see
  • Image modified from the original in Lastname FN, Otherauthor SF. Title of work. Journal Title. Volume: Pages (Year). Image released with the Creative Commons BY-SA license: see


For information, or to get in touch with us about publishing with PSE Press, contact