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Inside Journal Publishing

Inside Journal Publishing examines what journals are, in contrast to books and magazines, and looks at the whole process of publishing journals. Inside Journal Publishing considers journals from a twenty-first century business perspective, as well as exploring the importance of journals for academics, societies and libraries. Following the contemporary industry set-up, electronic and online practices are interlinked with traditional print throughout. The book includes chapters on: The world of journal publishingThe usage and purchase of journalsProductionMarketingStakeholdersOpen access, ethics, alternative methods of disseminationThe library viewSocietiesFinanceChanging business modelsQuality of input and output With expert opinions and case studies, and a consideration of the practices and issues involved, this offers a comprehensive overview of journals publishing for anyone working, or training to work in or in conjunction with the industry.
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Table of Contents

List of expert opinions and case studies List of debates and controversies Introduction 1. What is a journal? 2. The world of journals publishing 3. How a journal is put together 4. Where journals go and how they're used 5. Marketing journals 6. Stakeholders 7. New ways of scholarly communication 8. The library view 9. Finance 10. Changing business models and external influences 11. Societies 12. Quality of input 13. Quality of output 14. Postscript Glossary of terms Index

About the Author

Steve Ball is Publishing Field Chair and Senior Lecturer in Publishing at the Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies, Oxford Brookes University. He is Assistant Editor of the distinguished journal The Political Quarterly, and the Company Secretary of the Associated Publishing Company. He has worked in publishing in many editorial roles for the last 30 years.

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