Publishing an Academic Monograph

6 February 2012, 13:30 - 15:30


This panel session, jointly organised with the Careers Service, is aimed at those early career researchers who would like some advice on how to get their monograph published. The important stages of the process will be discussed from the points of view of publisher, editor, external assessor and an early career researcher whose manuscript has recently been accepted for publication.

The speakers will give an overview of the publishing process, for instance, bringing together tips on preparing a proposal for submission, discussing what will catch the eye of a commissioning editor, and giving an outline of what steps will be taken for the development of the project at the publishing house. They will highlight the importance of factors such as researching the best publisher for the proposal, as well as new developments in the academic publishing environment such as e-books and alternative formats to the academic monograph. The session will also help you understand the perspective of the external readers who assess your manuscript and provide useful advice from an early-career researcher whose book is currently going through the process.

Confirmed speakers:

  • Jenny McCall (Publisher, History, Palgrave Macmillan)
  • Michael Sharp (Commissioning editor, Classics, Cambridge University Press)
  • Professor Caroline Humphrey (Anthropology, King's College, Cambridge)
  • Dr Rowan Boyson (JRF in English, King's College, Cambridge)

NB It is not permitted to eat or drink in the CRASSH seminar room. You are welcome to go to the cafe in the Alison Richard building before the session starts, but lunch and refreshments will not be provided at this event.

The event is free to attend but registration is required. Please click on the link at the top right hand side of this page.