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The Handbook of Journal Publishing


  • Date Published: February 2013
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107653603

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  • The Handbook of Journal Publishing is a comprehensive reference work written by experienced professionals, covering all aspects of journal publishing, both online and in print. Journals are crucial to scholarly communication, but changes in recent years in the way journals are produced, financed, and used make this an especially turbulent and challenging time for journal publishers - and for authors, readers, and librarians. The Handbook offers a thorough guide to the journal publishing process, from editing and production through marketing, sales, and fulfilment, with chapters on management, finances, metrics, copyright, and ethical issues. It provides a wealth of practical tools, including checklists, sample documents, worked examples, alternative scenarios, and extensive lists of resources, which readers can use in their day-to-day work. Between them, the authors have been involved in every aspect of journal publishing over several decades and bring to the text their experience working for a wide range of publishers in both the not-for-profit and commercial sectors.

    • The most up-to-date and comprehensive book in its field, offering readers a modern and timely view of the industry that is unavailable elsewhere
    • Covers all functions in journal publishing, including editorial, production, marketing, fulfilment and finances, for both print and online
    • Expertly written by seasoned professionals with long careers in journal publishing
    • Based in practice rather than theory, offering readers a real-world inside view from practitioners, with examples
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    Reviews & endorsements

    'I [am] struck by how up to date this book feels - thanks in part to a chapter about the future of journal publishing … I have no hesitation in recommending [The] Handbook of Journal Publishing as the best single resource I know on the subject. I learnt much from reading it.' Anthony Hayes

    'The advice is clearly grounded in hard-won experience and much of it benefits from being actual, attributed examples from real publishers … what we have here is a hard-working, no-nonsense sort of a colleague.' Mark Ware, Learned Publishing

    '… a comprehensive reference guide written by four knowledgeable authors. It covers all aspects of contemporary journal publishing for both online and print titles … the book provides solid information that will guide all editors through best practices in this often-overlooked part of the publishing industry … Essential. Graduate students, researchers, and professionals/practitioners.' J. Rodzvilla, Choice

    '… a thorough, easy-to-read guide that will help readers quickly get up to speed both on important events and hot button issues in the history of journal publishing, and equip them to jump into running existing titles, or launching new projects.' Journal of Electronic Publishing

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    Product details

    • Date Published: February 2013
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107653603
    • length: 477 pages
    • dimensions: 228 x 152 x 21 mm
    • weight: 0.75kg
    • contains: 8 b/w illus. 43 tables
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Preface and acknowledgements
    1. Introduction to journals
    2. Managing journals
    3. Editing
    4. The production process
    5. Journal metrics
    6. Marketing and sales
    7. Fulfilment
    8. Journal finances
    9. Subsidiary income
    10. Contract publishing
    11. Copyright and other legal aspects
    12. Ethical issues
    13. The future of scholarly communication
    Appendix 1: glossary
    Appendix 2: resources
    Appendix 3: vendors.

  • Authors

    Sally Morris
    Sally Morris has worked in journal and book publishing for over forty years, for presses including Oxford University Press, Churchill Livingstone, and John Wiley & Sons and as CEO of the Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers. She has herself edited a peer-reviewed journal: Learned Publishing. She has played a leading role in many industry and publisher/library groups and has written and lectured widely on copyright and journal publishing.

    Ed Barnas
    Ed Barnas has worked in journal publishing for over thirty-five years. His expertise covers submission through publication, print and online, the sciences and the humanities. Ed's experience covers both not-for-profit and for-profit sectors at Cambridge University Press, Raven Press, John Wiley & Sons and the American Institute of Physics. Ed has been active in various publishing groups and served a term as President of the Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP).

    Douglas LaFrenier
    Douglas LaFrenier has held a variety of advertising, marketing, and sales positions at Macmillan, McGraw-Hill, W. H. Freeman and Company, the consulting firm Robert Ubell Associates, and the American Institute of Physics. He is a former Board member of SSP, and a frequent speaker about online publishing issues at meetings of SSP, the Special Libraries Association, the Council of Engineering and Scientific Society Executives, and the Charleston Conference.

    Margaret Reich
    Margaret Reich has been working in scholarly publishing for over twenty-five years. Most of her experience is with non-profit society publishers, including the American Physiological Society and the American Heart Association. A past President of SSP, Margaret has also served on its Board of Directors and has performed Committee service for SSP and the Council of Science Editors (CSE).

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