Jun 152013

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My review of The Handbook of Journal Publishing, Edited by Sally Morris, Ed Barnas, Douglas LaFrenier, Margaret Reich has just been published in Learned Publishing. Here’s a short extract:

Sally Morris and her co-authors promise us “a thorough guide to the journal publishing process, from editing and production through marketing, sales, and fulfillment, with chapters on management, finances, metrics, copyright, and ethical issues”, and I doubt any readers will be asking for their money back.

The book is certainly at its best where it is at its most practical, and where the authors stick closest to traditional publishing. Sections of social media and the future of online publishing are much less convincing, but overall the book is good value, especially in the Kindle edition.

Learned Publishing review: http://dx.doi.org/10.1087/20130314
Amazon: The Handbook of Journal Publishing