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68 Things Academic Publishers Do

June 29, 2016

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HiRes-person-numbers

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 The are interesting times and so that list is now somewhat out of date and so I have revised it to include 68 things a high quality academic book publisher will do to help disseminate good research, maximise citations and protect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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Why Do Publishers Attend Academic Conferences? By Francine O’Sullivan

August 12, 2014

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Above the clouds

In the many years working for Edward Elgar, I have attended in excess of 150 academic conferences. This is a lot of conference bags, air miles, hotel soap, being lost in strange cities and, indeed, time. Now is the height of the conference season and so is perhaps a good time to reflect on why we actually do it.

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