Journal Publishing by Gillian

By Gillian

Magazine Publishing is a entire expert advisor, catering not just to these new to the world, but additionally to the main skilled magazine writer and editor/academic. in line with, and lengthening, the hugely profitable magazine Publishing: rules and perform (now out of print), this ebook covers all features of magazine creation, from modifying, layout, advertising and marketing and checklist administration to digital e-book. An imperative appendix makes to be had addresses of publishers' and editors' institutions; presents a thesaurus of phrases and acronyms, and a bibliography.

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At the same time, such scanning provided a quick way of keeping up with developments in adjacent specialisms. Abstracts journals are still supposed to fulfil both these functions today. It may be some indication of their success that few librarians, however hard pressed, would think of cancelling subscriptions to the leading abstracts journals. ) It is only fair to add that librarians' assessments of their importance do not always coincide with those of scientists. Although Chemical Abstracts (say) is certainly used extensively, there are some areas of science where the abstracts journals are relatively little used.

Clearly academic library budgets are under pressure but to some extent publishers have compensated for a decline in institutional subscriptions by selling more individual subscriptions (often through links with societies) and developing non-subscription revenues (see chapter 6). Recently technology has become available that will enable publishers to offer 'electronic subscriptions', typically access over the Internet to a journal held on a server through a password issued to the subscriber. 3) and certainly less than the cost of manufacturing and despatching hard-copy.

While most contributors to academic journals receive no fees for their contributions (indeed sometimes they pay; see section on page charges) some journals pay authors of review articles whether or not the article is eventually published. A hard-pressed journal editor may decide to nominate someone else to commission and handle review articles. Shorter items can add interest. If they are not time-sensitive, they can also be used to keep the journal to an even working and so reduce Editing | 41 production costs (see chapter 3).

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