By Robert Campbell, Ed Pentz, Ian Borthwick
Educational publishing represents a various communications rooted within the scholarly atmosphere, peer evaluation, and additional price services. Publishers during this box play a severe and relied on position, registering, certifying, disseminating and retaining wisdom throughout medical, technical and clinical (STM), humanities and social technology disciplines. educational Publishing attracts jointly specialist publishing execs, to supply accomplished perception into the foremost advancements within the and the leading edge and multi-disciplinary methods being utilized to satisfy novel challenges.
This e-book includes 20 chapters protecting what publishers do, how they paintings so as to add worth and what the longer term might deliver. subject matters comprise: peer-review; the scholarly atmosphere; the electronic revolution; publishing and communique innovations; company types and funds; editorial and creation workflows; digital publishing criteria; quotation and bibliometrics; person event; revenues, licensing and advertising and marketing; the evolving function of libraries; ethics and integrity; criminal and copyright features; dating administration; the way forward for magazine publishing; the impression of exterior forces; occupation improvement; and belief in educational publishing.
This publication offers a entire evaluation of the built-in strategy publishers take to aid and enhance communications inside educational publishing.
- Brings jointly professional publishing pros to supply an authoritative perception into developments
- Details the demanding situations publishers face and the modern strategies and systems used to fulfill them
- Discusses the variety of latest conversation channels and company versions that go well with the wide range of topic components publishers paintings in
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There are concerns about delays, both in the time taken for 16 Peer review in a rapidly evolving publishing landscape review and decision at individual journals, and in the time taken for a piece of work to be published because it sometimes has to go from journal to journal, being rejected a number of times before finally being accepted (a manuscript can only be sent to one journal at a time). This multiple reviewing of what might essentially be the same manuscript has led to growing concern about the ‘wastage’ in reviewer effort (see below).
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There are two main reasons. The first is to add their findings to the scholarly record (the primary literature). This is a reporting function and it is here that peer review has a central and critical role, making sure that the ‘minutes of science’ (Velterop, 1995) are a sound basis for further research, checking that work has been reported correctly and clearly, preventing inclusion of studies with flawed design or methodology. The second reason researchers need to publish is linked to an assessment function.