[Web4lib] The State of Scholarly Publishing: Challenges and Opportunities

McKiernan, Gerard [LIB] gerrymck at iastate.edu
Mon May 11 16:31:37 EDT 2009



A Most Timely And Must-Read  New Book: The State of Scholarly Publishing




The State of Scholarly Publishing:  Challenges and Opportunities /
Albert N. Greco, Editor / $34.95 / ISBN: 978-1-4128-1058-6 / Pages: 292
/ Publication Date: 06/30/09 / Binding: Paper / Transaction Publishers.


For decades, university presses and other scholarly and professional
publishers in the United States played a pivotal role in the
transmission of scholarly knowledge. Their books and journals became the
"gold standard" in many academic fields for tenure, promotion, and merit




Yet this insulated world changed abruptly in the late 1990s. What
happened? This book contains a superb series of articles originally
published in The Journal of Scholarly Publishing, by some of the best
experts on scholarly communication in the western hemisphere, Europe,
Asia, and Africa. These authors analyze in depth the diverse and
exciting challenges and opportunities scholars, universities, and
publishers face in what is a period of unusual turbulence in scholarly


The topics given attention include: copyrights, the transformation of
scholarly publishing from a print format to a digital one, open access,
scholarly publishing in emerging nations, problems confronting journals,
and information on how certain academic disciplines are coping with the
transformation of scholarly publishing. 


This book is a must read for anyone interested in the scholarly
publishing industry's past, its current focus, or future plans and




Partial Table Of Contents


Scribble, scribble, toil and trouble : forced productivity in the modern
university / William W. Savage, Jr -- Scholarly journal publication :
conflicting agendas for scholars, publishers, and institutions / Cass T.
Miller and Julianna C. Harris -- Scholarship and silence / Lindsay
Waters -- The futures of scholarly publishing / Cathy N. Davidson -- The
changing market for university press books in the U.S., 1997-2002 /
Albert N. Greco, Robert M. Wharton, and Hooman Estelami --  [more]


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Gerry McKiernan

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Iowa State University Library

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