The Handbook of Journal Publishing

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Cambridge University Press, Feb 21, 2013 - Business & Economics - 467 pages
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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.
 

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Contents

References
25
Improving editorial impact
38
Auditing
58
Training in journal publishing
72
Editorial roles within the publishing house
92
References
102
Conclusion
130
Journal usage metrics
146
Royalties rights and permissions
275
Institutional memberships
288
List rentals
293
Negotiating a contract and managing the transition
307
Contracts
329
Other legal areas
350
Dealing with ethical issues
371
How change has aflected journals
388

Journal marketing and the virtuous circle
159
The sales function
192
Gracing
206
Conclusion
219
Profit and loss an overview
232
Working with the profit and loss statement
245
Accounts for journals
259
How change has aifected scholars
393
Is there a place for publishers and librarians?
399
Resources
428
Vendors
444
Index
451
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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.

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