Academic and Professional Publishing

Edited by

  • Robert Campbell, Wiley-Blackwell Publishing
  • Ed Pentz, CrossRef
  • Ian Borthwick, IET Standards, UK

Academic and professional publishing represents a diverse communications industry rooted in the scholarly ecosystem, peer review, and added value products and services. Publishers in this field play a critical and trusted role, registering, certifying, disseminating and preserving knowledge across scientific, technical and medical (STM), humanities and social science disciplines. Academic and Professional Publishing draws together expert publishing professionals, to provide comprehensive insight into the key developments in the industry and the innovative and multi-disciplinary approaches being applied to meet novel challenges.

This book consists of 20 chapters covering what publishers do, how they work to add value and what the future may bring. Topics include: peer-review; the scholarly ecosystem; the digital revolution; publishing and communication strategies; business models and finances; editorial and production workflows; electronic publishing standards; citation and bibliometrics; user experience; sales, licensing and marketing; the evolving role of libraries; ethics and integrity; legal and copyright aspects; relationship management; the future of journal publishing; the impact of external forces; career development; and trust in academic and professional publishing.

This book presents a comprehensive review of the integrated approach publishers take to support and improve communications within academic and professional publishing.
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New and upcoming publishing professionals, publishing executives interested in keeping up-to-date with industry developments and publishing courses


Book information

  • Published: September 2012
  • Imprint: Chandos Publishing
  • ISBN: 978-1-84334-669-2


Every chapter offers value to the reader. The editors have skillfully succeeded in curating a comprehensive assessment of the academic publishing sector today., Libfocus
The strengths of this book will no doubt allow Academic and Professional Publishing to position itself as an essential text for anyone interested in the scholarly publishing environment., Libfocus
The book has the feel of attending a productive meeting with a mix of interesting facts, worthwhile references, and different perspectives on important topics providing food for thought. A thoughtful overview of the landscape combined with an in-depth look at specific areas., Scholarly Kitchen

Table of Contents

Introduction: Overview of academic and professional publishing; Peer review in a rapidly evolving publishing landscape; The scholarly ecosystem; The digital revolution; Publishing and communication strategies; Development of journal publishing business models and finances; Development of book publishing business models and finances; Editorial and production workflows; Electronic publishing standards; Citation, bibliometrics and quality: Assessing impact and usage; Relating content to the user; Sales, licensing and marketing; The evolving role of libraries in the scholarly ecosystem; Publishing ethics and integrity; Legal aspects and copyright; Relationship management; Does journal publishing have a future? External forces and their impacts on academic and professional publishing; Career development in academic and professional publishing; Epilogue: Trust in academic and professional publishing.