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The Handbook of Journal Publishing

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Author/Editor(s): Sally Morris, Ed Barnas, Douglas LaFrenier, Margaret Reich
Publication Date: February 21, 2013
ISBN-10: 1107653606
ISBN-13: 978-1107653603
Language: English
Edition: n/a
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Size: 2.49 MB
Format: pdf

Book Description

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.

About the Author

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 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 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 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).


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

It would be an extremely difficult task to assemble a better qualified author team than the foursome who have written The Handbook of Journal Publishing. Sally Morris, Ed Barnas, Douglas LaFrenier, and Margaret Reich have well over a combined 100 years of experience at numerous noteworthy publishers, both commercial and not-for-profit. And while the authors don't date back to the origins of journal publishing in Paris and London in 1665 or the heady, expansionary days after World War II (nor does anyone else, of course), they've worked on a broad range of titles and experienced enough change to make them excellent teachers and guides to a highly specialized and, dare I say, sometimes underappreciated, sector of the PSP world.

--Myer Kutz, Professional/Scholarly Publishing Bulletin

The Handbook of Journal Publishing is a comprehensive reference guide written by four knowledgeable authors ... Essential.


... 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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