Category Archives: Publishing

Douglas Armato of University of Minnesota Press on ‘The Value of University Presses’ – statement and discussion

Douglas Armato of University of Minnesota Press on ‘The Value of University Presses’ – updated statement here; discussion here. Advertisements

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Open access monographs: perspectives from university presses

Open access monographs: perspectives from university presses – at WONKHE As Research England formulates a requirement for open access monographs in future Research Excellence Frameworks (REFs), let us consider how university presses publish single-subject, often single-author, scholarly works and participate in … Continue reading

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Jo van Every – About the Short Guides Series on writing and publishing

Jo van Every, About the Short Guides Series – an introduction to her series of books about academic writing and publishing. The third volume is due out soon. As I was finalising the third volume in this series of books, my … Continue reading

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Liz Morrish and Helen Sauntson, Academic Irregularities: Language and Neoliberalism in Higher Education – forthcoming from Routledge

Liz Morrish and Helen Sauntson, Academic Irregularities: Language and Neoliberalism in Higher Education – forthcoming from Routledge. Announcement on the Academic Irregularities blog, from which I’ve taken the following description: We all know that universities in the UK and elsewhere … Continue reading

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Open access journals, guest editors, and a new means of exploitation

I’ve recently turned down an ‘invitation’ to serve as the editor of an article for a new open access journal. It’s actually with a recognised an reputable publisher, rather than these pop-up ones of dubious merit. Given its very broad … Continue reading

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Klaus Dodds and Mark Nuttall, The Arctic: What Everyone Needs to Know – OUP 2019

Klaus Dodds and Mark Nuttall, The Arctic: What Everyone Needs to Know – OUP 2019 Conversations defining the Arctic region often provoke debate and controversy — for scientists, this lies in the imprecise and imaginary line known as the Arctic … Continue reading

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Anthem symplokē Studies in Theory – new book series

Anthem symplokē Studies in Theory – new book series. Enquiries to proposal@anthempress.com

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Things to do and check when putting together a book or thesis manuscript

This is my list of things I do when pulling together a long manuscript like a book, often from separate files. I tend to delay pulling the separate chapters into a single file or two until quite late, as editing … Continue reading

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It’s that time again… proofreading Shakespearean Territories

Last stage of my work for Shakespearean Territories – the book will be published in October 2018 by University of Chicago Press.

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Three really interesting looking books from Routledge – but three completely obscene prices

Three really interesting looking books from Routledge – but three completely obscene prices. Karen Morin, Carceral Space, Prisoners and Animals – £105 or £76.50 e-book Carceral Space, Prisoners and Animals explores resonances across human and nonhuman carceral geographies. The work … Continue reading

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