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68 Things Academic Publishers Do

June 29, 2016

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By Francine O’Sullivan

A few years ago I read a blogpost in The Scholarly Kitchen on on ‘A Proposed List – 60 Things Journal Publishers Do’ and it inspired me to come up with my own list of 60 things book publishers do. The are interesting times and so that list is now somewhat out of date and so I have revised it to include 68 things a high quality academic book publisher will do to help disseminate good research, maximise citations and protect their authors’ work and interests. Times are moving fast so it is very much a work in progress but I hope it gives an idea of the kind of value you should expect your publisher to add to the research process. […]

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Your discipline needs you! The mysterious art of the academic book review – by Francine O’Sullivan

September 29, 2015

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Whilst the focus of Peer Review Week is, understandably and inevitably, on journal publishing, peer review also has a fundamental and crucial role in academic book publishing.  Our Business and Management Publisher, Francine O’Sullivan, explains why peer reviews play such an important part in the commissioning process.

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Selecting, Accepting and Rejecting: tips for up and coming scholars on getting published – by Matthew Pitman

June 25, 2015

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If you are at the stage of your career (or research) where publishing a book is on the horizon, there are a number of factors to consider.  Matthew Pitman, Senior Commissioning Editor at Edward Elgar Publishing, offers some advice about the options and choices involved.

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Starting a new Journal – by Ben Booth

June 4, 2015

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Academic publishers are certainly open to proposals for new journals, but are also mindful of the difficulties in establishing a publication which will be successful over the long term. So what are the factors you should be mindful of when proposing a new journal?  Ben Booth, Senior Commissioning Editor at Edward Elgar, considers the challenges and opportunities of starting a new journal.

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How to Promote Your New Book – by Liz Wager

June 2, 2015

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So after months of research and virtual pencil-chewing, writing, rewriting, editing and proofreading, your finished book has finally been printed. So what next? As of 2010 Google reported there are 129,864,880 books in the world. Faced with a statistic like this, how do you get your pride and joy noticed?  Liz Wager, Senior Promotions Executive at Edward Elgar Publishing, gives her top tips for making your book stand out from the crowd.

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