Commentary

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

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  • Kevin Scott Hawkins orcid logo (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
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