5 Feb 2009 All day CRASSH


Academic Publishing in the 21st Century: Crisis or Opportunity?

There will be a lecture and discussion from 10.30-12.00, followed by a workshop led by Josie Dixon
from 12.45 to 16.00.

'Academics live in a state of ignorance about the publishing world that affects almost every aspect of our careers'.  This is food for serious thought, coming from a Regius Professor in response to a lecture given by Josie Dixon on t he state of the market for scholarly monographs and the issues facing academic publishers i the 21st century.  In the current climate,, postdoctoral researchers at the outset of their academic careers can no longer afford to wait for enlightenment on the publishing realities that have so much bearing on their profession.  The academic publishing industry is undergoing seismic shifts: market changes and new technologies are resulting in major challenges to this business, alongside the older and still fundamental pressures of supply and demand.  This wide-ranging lecture is designed to give an understanding of the factors affecting the viability and sustainability of scholarly publishing, and to clarify the commercial imperatives that bear upon editorial decision-making, in both the university press and commercial academic sectors.


Please go to the link on the right hand side of the page for a workshop outline.  Both lecture and workshop are free to attend but you must register for a place.  Places for the workshop are for those with postdoctoral status only and are limited. If booking a place on the workshop, please note that the lecture MUST also be attended.  When registering for the workshop please give your current status.

To register for a place for the lecture only, or for both lecture and workshop, please email Michelle Maciejewska.

For administrative enquiries contact mm405@cam.ac.uk



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