The Future of the Academic Journal

The Future of the Academic Journal
Author: Bill Cope,Angus Phillips
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2009-06-22
ISBN 10: 1780630115
ISBN 13: 9781780630113
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Future of the Academic Journal Book Review:

Examines current issues in journals publishing and reviews how the industry will develop over the next few years. With contributions from leading academics and industry professionals, the book provides an authoritative and balanced view of this fast-changing area. There are a variety of views surrounding the future of journals and these are covered using a range of contributors. Online access is now taken for granted - 90 per cent of journals published are now available online, an increase from 75 per cent in 2003. Looks at a fast moving and vital area for academics and publishers Contains contributions from leading international figures from universities and publishers

The Future of the Academic Journal

The Future of the Academic Journal
Author: Bill Cope,Angus Phillips
Publsiher: Chandos Publishing
Total Pages: 478
Release: 2014-07-01
ISBN 10: 1780634641
ISBN 13: 9781780634647
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Future of the Academic Journal Book Review:

The world of the academic journal continues to be one of radical change. A follow-up volume to the first edition of The Future of the Academic Journal, this book is a significant contribution to the debates around the future of journals publishing. The book takes an international perspective and looks ahead at how the industry will continue to develop over the next few years. With contributions from leading academics and industry professionals, the book provides a reliable and impartial view of this fast-changing area. The book includes various discussions on the future of journals, including the influence of business models and the growth of journals publishing, open access and academic libraries, as well as journals published in Asia, Africa and South America. looks at a fast moving and vital area for academics and publishers contains contributions from leading international figures from universities and publishers

The Academic Book of the Future

The Academic Book of the Future
Author: Rebecca E. Lyons,Samantha Rayner
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 120
Release: 2015-11-13
ISBN 10: 1137595779
ISBN 13: 9781137595775
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Academic Book of the Future Book Review:

This book is open access under a CC-BY licence. Part of the AHRC/British Library Academic Book of the Future Project, this book interrogates current and emerging contexts of academic books from the perspectives of thirteen expert voices from the connected communities of publishing, academia, libraries, and bookselling.

Academic and Professional Publishing

Academic and Professional Publishing
Author: Robert Campbell,Ed Pentz,Ian Borthwick
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 510
Release: 2012-09-10
ISBN 10: 1780633092
ISBN 13: 9781780633091
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Academic and Professional Publishing Book Review:

Academic and professional publishing represents a diverse communications industry rooted in the scholarly ecosystem, peer review, and added value products and services. Publishers in this field play a critical and trusted role, registering, certifying, disseminating and preserving knowledge across scientific, technical and medical (STM), humanities and social science disciplines. Academic and Professional Publishing draws together expert publishing professionals, to provide comprehensive insight into the key developments in the industry and the innovative and multi-disciplinary approaches being applied to meet novel challenges. This book consists of 20 chapters covering what publishers do, how they work to add value and what the future may bring. Topics include: peer-review; the scholarly ecosystem; the digital revolution; publishing and communication strategies; business models and finances; editorial and production workflows; electronic publishing standards; citation and bibliometrics; user experience; sales, licensing and marketing; the evolving role of libraries; ethics and integrity; legal and copyright aspects; relationship management; the future of journal publishing; the impact of external forces; career development; and trust in academic and professional publishing. This book presents a comprehensive review of the integrated approach publishers take to support and improve communications within academic and professional publishing. Brings together expert publishing professionals to provide an authoritative insight into industry developments Details the challenges publishers face and the leading-edge processes and procedures used to meet them Discusses the range of new communication channels and business models that suit the wide variety of subject areas publishers work in

Trends in Scholarly Publishing

Trends in Scholarly Publishing
Author: British Library. Research and Development Department
Publsiher: London : The Library
Total Pages: 86
Release: 1976
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105036881089
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Reflecting on the Future of Academic and Public Libraries

Reflecting on the Future of Academic and Public Libraries
Author: Peter Hernon,Joseph R. Matthews
Publsiher: American Library Association
Total Pages: 242
Release: 2013-01-08
ISBN 10: 0838996027
ISBN 13: 9780838996027
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reflecting on the Future of Academic and Public Libraries Book Review:

The collection of knowledge and practical wisdom in this book will help academic and public libraries find ways to honor their missions while planning for the broader institutional changes already underway.

The Scientific Journal

The Scientific Journal
Author: Alex Csiszar
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2018-06-25
ISBN 10: 022655337X
ISBN 13: 9780226553375
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Scientific Journal Book Review:

Not since the printing press has a media object been as celebrated for its role in the advancement of knowledge as the scientific journal. From open communication to peer review, the scientific journal has long been central both to the identity of academic scientists and to the public legitimacy of scientific knowledge. But that was not always the case. At the dawn of the nineteenth century, academies and societies dominated elite study of the natural world. Journals were a relatively marginal feature of this world, and sometimes even an object of outright suspicion. The Scientific Journal tells the story of how that changed. Alex Csiszar takes readers deep into nineteenth-century London and Paris, where savants struggled to reshape scientific life in the light of rapidly changing political mores and the growing importance of the press in public life. The scientific journal did not arise as a natural solution to the problem of communicating scientific discoveries. Rather, as Csiszar shows, its dominance was a hard-won compromise born of political exigencies, shifting epistemic values, intellectual property debates, and the demands of commerce. Many of the tensions and problems that plague scholarly publishing today are rooted in these tangled beginnings. As we seek to make sense of our own moment of intense experimentation in publishing platforms, peer review, and information curation, Csiszar argues powerfully that a better understanding of the journal’s past will be crucial to imagining future forms for the expression and organization of knowledge.

The Economics of Open Access

The Economics of Open Access
Author: Thomas Eger,Marc Scheufen
Publsiher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Total Pages: 168
Release: 2018-06-29
ISBN 10: 1785365762
ISBN 13: 9781785365768
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Economics of Open Access Book Review:

Addressing the recent debate on how the future of academic publishing might look in a purely digital environment, this book analyzes the experiences of researchers with, as well as attitudes towards, ‘Open Access’ (OA) publishing. Drawing on a unique, in-depth survey with more than 10,000 respondents from 25 countries, Thomas Eger and Marc Scheufen discuss their findings in the light of recent policy attempts which have been trying to foster OA, revealing considerable shortcomings and lack of knowledge on fundamental features of the academic publishing market.

Academic Search Engines

Academic Search Engines
Author: Jose Luis Ortega
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 222
Release: 2014-10-02
ISBN 10: 1780634722
ISBN 13: 9781780634722
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Academic Search Engines Book Review:

Academic Search Engines: intends to run through the current panorama of the academic search engines through a quantitative approach that analyses the reliability and consistence of these services. The objective is to describe the main characteristics of these engines, to highlight their advantages and drawbacks, and to discuss the implications of these new products in the future of scientific communication and their impact on the research measurement and evaluation. In short, Academic Search Engines presents a summary view of the new challenges that the Web set to the scientific activity through the most novel and innovative searching services available on the Web. This is the first approach to analyze search engines exclusively addressed to the research community in an integrative handbook. The novelty, expectation and usefulness of many of these services justify their analysis. This book is not merely a description of the web functionalities of these services; it is a scientific review of the most outstanding characteristics of each platform, discussing their significance to the scholarly communication and research evaluation. This book introduces an original methodology based on a quantitative analysis of the covered data through the extensive use of crawlers and harvesters which allow going in depth into how these engines are working. Beside of this, a detailed descriptive review of their functionalities and a critical discussion about their use for scientific community is displayed.

Surviving the Future

Surviving the Future
Author: Gail Munde,Kenneth Marks
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 218
Release: 2009-02-28
ISBN 10: 1780630034
ISBN 13: 9781780630038
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Surviving the Future Book Review:

Every academic library strives to make improvements - in its services, its effectiveness, and its contributions to overall university success. Every librarian wants to improve library quality, but few are knowledgeable or enthusiastic about the means and mechanisms of quality improvement. This book assists librarians to make sense of data collection, assessment, and comparative evaluation as stepping stones to transformative quality improvement. Creating value lies in a library’s ability to understand, communicate and measure what matters to users, and what can be measured can be managed to successful outcomes. Complex and fragmented subject matter is synthesized into clear and logical presentation Focuses on current research and best practices International in scope

Evaluating Research in Academic Journals

Evaluating Research in Academic Journals
Author: Fred Pyrczak
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 162
Release: 2016-10-04
ISBN 10: 135197047X
ISBN 13: 9781351970471
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Evaluating Research in Academic Journals Book Review:

• A supplementary guide for students who are learning how to evaluate reports of empirical research published in academic journals. • Your students will learn the practical aspects of evaluating research, not just how to apply a laundry list of technical terms from their textbooks. • Each chapter is organized around evaluation questions. For each question, there is a concise explanation of how to apply it in the evaluation of research reports. • Numerous examples from journals in the social and behavioral sciences illustrate the application of the evaluation questions. Students see actual examples of strong and weak features of published reports. • Commonsense models for evaluation combined with a lack of jargon make it possible for students to start evaluating research articles the first week of class. • The structure of this book enables students to work with confidence while evaluating articles for homework. • Avoids oversimplification in the evaluation process by describing the nuances that may make an article publishable even though it has serious methodological flaws. Students learn when and why certain types of flaws may be tolerated. They learn why evaluation should not be performed mechanically. • This book received very high student evaluations when field-tested with students just beginning their study of research methods. • Contains more than 60 new examples from recently published research. In addition, minor changes have been made throughout for consistency with the latest edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association.

Writing Your Journal Article in Twelve Weeks

Writing Your Journal Article in Twelve Weeks
Author: Wendy Laura Belcher
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 351
Release: 2009-01-21
ISBN 10: 141295701X
ISBN 13: 9781412957014
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Writing Your Journal Article in Twelve Weeks Book Review:

`A comprehensive, well-written and beautifully organized book on publishing articles in the humanities and social sciences that will help its readers write forward with a first-rate guide as good company.' - Joan Bolker, author of Writing Your Dissertation in Fifteen Minutes a Day `Humorous, direct, authentic ... a seamless weave of experience, anecdote, and research.' - Kathleen McHugh, professor and director of the UCLA Center for the Study of Women Wendy Laura Belcher's Writing Your Journal Article in Twelve Weeks: A Guide to Academic Publishing Success is a revolutionary approach to enabling academic authors to overcome their anxieties and produce the publications that are essential to succeeding in their fields. Each week, readers learn a particular feature of strong articles and work on revising theirs accordingly. At the end of twelve weeks, they send their article to a journal. This invaluable resource is the only guide that focuses specifically on publishing humanities and social science journal articles.

Engaging Students as Partners in Learning and Teaching

Engaging Students as Partners in Learning and Teaching
Author: Alison Cook-Sather,Catherine Bovill,Peter Felten
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2014-03-10
ISBN 10: 1118836065
ISBN 13: 9781118836064
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Engaging Students as Partners in Learning and Teaching Book Review:

A guide to developing productive student-faculty partnerships in higher education Student-faculty partnerships is an innovation that is gaining traction on campuses across the country. There are few established models in this new endeavor, however. Engaging Students as Partners in Learning and Teaching: A Guide for Faculty offers administrators, faculty, and students both the theoretical grounding and practical guidelines needed to develop student-faculty partnerships that affirm and improve teaching and learning in higher education. Provides theory and evidence to support new efforts in student-faculty partnerships Describes various models for creating and supporting such partnerships Helps faculty overcome some of the perceived barriers to student-faculty partnerships Suggests a range of possible levels of partnership that might be appropriate in different circumstances Includes helpful responses to a range of questions as well as advice from faculty, students, and administrators who have hands-on experience with partnership programs Balancing theory, step-by-step guidelines, expert advice, and practitioner experience, this book is a comprehensive why- and how-to handbook for developing a successful student-faculty partnership program.

Writing for Peer Reviewed Journals

Writing for Peer Reviewed Journals
Author: Pat Thomson,Barbara Kamler
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 190
Release: 2012-08-23
ISBN 10: 0415809304
ISBN 13: 9780415809306
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Writing for Peer Reviewed Journals Book Review:

Ite(tm)s not easy getting published, but everyone has to do it. Writing for Peer Reviewed Journals presents an insidere(tm)s perspective on the secret business of academic publishing, making explicit many of the dilemmas and struggles faced by all writers, but rarely discussed. Its unique approach is theorised and practical. It offers a set of moves for writing a journal article that is structured and doable but also attends to the identity issues that manifest on the page and in the politics of academic life. The book comprehensively assists anyone concerned about getting published; whether they are early in their career or moving from a practice base into higher education, or more experienced but still feeling in need of further information. Avoiding a e~tips and trickse(tm) approach, which tends to oversimplify what is at stake in getting published, the authors emphasise the production, nurture and sustainability of scholarship through writing e" a focus on both the scholar and the text or what they call text work/identity work. The chapters are ordered to develop a systematic approach to the process, including such topics as: The writer The reader Whate(tm)s the contribution? Beginning work Refining the argument Engaging with reviewers and editors Writing for Peer Reviewed Journals uses a wide range of multi-disciplinary examples from the writing workshops the authors have run in universities around the world: including the UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, South Africa, Norway, Sweden, Denmark and the United States. This international approach coupled with theoretically grounded strategies to guide the authoring process ensure that people at all stages of their career are addressed. This lively book uses a combination of personal stories, student texts, published journal abstracts and excerpts from interviews with journal editors and publishers. Written in an accessible style, one which does not use the patronising e~youe(tm) of advice books, it offers a collegial approach to a task which is difficult for most scholars, regardless of their years of experience.

Open Access

Open Access
Author: Peter Suber
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2012-07-20
ISBN 10: 0262517639
ISBN 13: 9780262517638
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Open Access Book Review:

A concise introduction to the basics of open access, describing what it is (and isn't) and showing that it is easy, fast, inexpensive, legal, and beneficial. The Internet lets us share perfect copies of our work with a worldwide audience at virtually no cost. We take advantage of this revolutionary opportunity when we make our work “open access”: digital, online, free of charge, and free of most copyright and licensing restrictions. Open access is made possible by the Internet and copyright-holder consent, and many authors, musicians, filmmakers, and other creators who depend on royalties are understandably unwilling to give their consent. But for 350 years, scholars have written peer-reviewed journal articles for impact, not for money, and are free to consent to open access without losing revenue. In this concise introduction, Peter Suber tells us what open access is and isn't, how it benefits authors and readers of research, how we pay for it, how it avoids copyright problems, how it has moved from the periphery to the mainstream, and what its future may hold. Distilling a decade of Suber's influential writing and thinking about open access, this is the indispensable book on the subject for researchers, librarians, administrators, funders, publishers, and policy makers.

Routledge Handbook of International Education and Development

Routledge Handbook of International Education and Development
Author: Simon McGrath,Qing Gu
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2015-07-24
ISBN 10: 1317752244
ISBN 13: 9781317752240
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Routledge Handbook of International Education and Development Book Review:

This timely Handbook takes stock of the range of debates that characterise the field of international education and development, and suggests key aspects of a research agenda for the next period. It is deliberately divergent in its approach, recognising the major ideological and epistemological divides that characterise a field that draws on many traditions. Leading and emergent voices from different paradigms and contexts are afforded a space to be heard and each section puts current debates in larger historical contexts. The Handbook is divided in four parts and book-ended by an introduction and a conclusion, the latter oriented towards the implications that the volume has for future research agendas. The first part explores major strands of debates about education’s place in development theory. The second acknowledges the disciplining of the field by the education for all movement and examines the place that learning and teaching, and schools play in development. Part three looks beyond schools to consider early years, adult and vocational education but focuses particularly on the return to thinking about higher education's role in development. The final part considers the changing, but still important, role that international cooperation plays in shaping education in developing countries. Featuring over thirty chapters written by leading international and interdisciplinary scholars, the Routledge Handbook of International Education and Development offers the first comprehensive and forward-looking resource for students and scholars.

Information Tomorrow

Information Tomorrow
Author: Rachel Singer Gordon
Publsiher: Information Today, Inc.
Total Pages: 258
Release: 2007
ISBN 10: 9781573873031
ISBN 13: 1573873039
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Information Tomorrow Book Review:

In Information Tomorrow, Rachel Singer Gordon brings together 20 of today's top thinkers on the intersections between libraries and technology. They address various ways in which new technologies are impacting library services and share their ideas for using technology to meet patrons where they are. In addition to a preface by the editor, the book's foreword by Stephen Abram and 16 chapters feature insights and opinions from these library leaders, bloggers, and futurists:

The Future of Economic and Social Rights

The Future of Economic and Social Rights
Author: Katharine G. Young
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 706
Release: 2019-04-11
ISBN 10: 1108418139
ISBN 13: 9781108418133
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Future of Economic and Social Rights Book Review:

Captures significant transformations in the theory and practice of economic and social rights in constitutional and human rights law.

Publishing and the Academic World

Publishing and the Academic World
Author: Ciaran Sugrue,Sefika Mertkan
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 188
Release: 2016-05-20
ISBN 10: 1317424069
ISBN 13: 9781317424062
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Publishing and the Academic World Book Review:

Within the Academy, itself a changing and increasingly entrepreneurial entity, publishing is no longer an option; it is the universal currency that secures a position, tenure and promotion; it is key to academic life. Providing a panoramic picture of the changing publishing climate, Academic Life and the Publishing Landscape will empower scholars by enabling them to navigate this changing terrain more successfully. This book provides guidance from a range of contributors who use their own wide expertise in writing and publication to document the challenges faced by scholars at different career stages and in different locations. It covers a wide range of debates on publishing, spilt into the following three sections: Mapping the Publication Landscape, Writing for Publication—Learning from Successful Voices, Further Challenges and Possibilities. With topics ranging from the process of preparing manuscripts for publication, including chapters on calculating journal rankings and understanding the Peer Review process, through to chapters on speaking to international audiences and writing for elite international journals, this book offers a unique perspective on how the changing nature of publishing works. This will be a useful guide for scholars across the globe looking to enhance their publication performance, and those questioning what needs to be done in order to understand, navigate and to (re-)position one’s self and institution in this increasingly significant and rapidly altering terrain. Ciaran Sugrue is Professor of Education, University College Dublin, Ireland and has been Head of School from 2011-14. Sefika Mertkan is an Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership and Management at Eastern Mediterranean University.

Open and Equitable Scholarly Communications

Open and Equitable Scholarly Communications
Author: Association of College and Research Libraries (Acrl)
Publsiher: ALSC
Total Pages: 139
Release: 2019-07
ISBN 10: 9780838946237
ISBN 13: 0838946232
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Open and Equitable Scholarly Communications Book Review:

Open and Equitable Scholarly Communications is an action-oriented research agenda designed to provide practical, actionable information for academic librarians; include the perspectives of historically underrepresented communities in order to expand the profession's understanding of research environments and scholarly communication systems; and point librarians and other scholars toward important research questions to investigate.