Books and Publishing

Books and Publishing
Dec 04, 2019
Planned pricing changes by academic publisher Cengage have not gone down well with the National Association of College Stores.
Junior Prof asks two seasoned editors about what role social media plays in promoting a book, whether concerns about institutional prestige are valid and how to avoid being dropped by a university press.
Johann Neem discusses his new book about the need to affirm -- and strengthen -- the liberal arts at a time when reformers are doubting their value and that of higher education.
Scott McLemee takes a sneak peek at some upcoming university press titles that are pertinent to the 2020 presidential contest.
Junior Prof continues their conversation with two leading university press editors who offer specific advice on networking and meeting with editors.
Scott McLemee reviews Lydia Pyne's Genuine Fakes: How Phony Things Teach Us About Real Stuff.
The academic community must move beyond compliance with standards and toward the cultivation of a greater sense of ethical responsibility, argue A. Susan Jurow and Jordan Jurow.
Junior Prof shares advice from two leading university press editors about first-time book authorship.
Scott McLemee reviews Harold Bloom's Macbeth: A Dagger of the Mind.
New paper says the death of star scientists often benefits their subfields, via an influx in new contributors and ideas.
University librarians and some academic publishers are optimistic about the possibility of reaching new agreements to make more academic articles fully open, but they acknowledge many challenges ahead.
Sociologist says journal dismissed her paper because she'd shared it elsewhere as a preprint -- even though the publication had a pro-preprint policy. How often does this happen?
Peter Martin's The Dictionary Wars: The American Fight Over the English Language shows Noah Webster as the sort of ideologue who's convinced he has a historical mission and carries himself accordingly, writes Scott McLemee.

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