Commentary

Creating a Library Publishing Program for Scholarly Books: Your Options Are Limited

Author
  • Kevin Scott Hawkins (University of North Texas)

Abstract

Publishing programs in academic libraries vary in their scope, offerings, and business models. Despite the many forms that these programs take, I have argued in the past that various factors constrain the design of a start-up publishing operation. In this commentary, I discuss in greater depth the key questions to be addressed before establishing a library publishing program for scholarly books, arguing that the viable options are in fact quite limited.

Keywords: library publishing, academic publishing, peer review, for-fee services, staffing

How to Cite:

Hawkins, K. S., (2019) “Creating a Library Publishing Program for Scholarly Books: Your Options Are Limited”, Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication 7(1). doi: https://doi.org/10.7710/2162-3309.2262

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Published on
10 Jan 2019
Peer Reviewed