INSTG071 - Academic and Journals Publishing

This module allows students to learn more about the fast-changing world of academic publishing, including the contexts of journal publishing. It will include sessions on open access, on the peer-review process, and the imperatives at work in producing and disseminating academic research.

Learning outcomes

The aims of this module are:

  • Understand the contexts of learned journal and academic publishing especially their role in scholarly communication
  • Gain a current picture of how journal and academic publishing is actually practiced and the skills needed to work successfully in all the functions involved
  • Examine the changes in journal and academic publishing resulting from the digital revolution, the changing organisation of library purchasing and the emergence of new models, including open access

Students will obtain knowledge and understanding of:

  • The contexts of journal and academic publishing, including open access debates
  • How journals are published with special concentration on those aspects of journal publishing where it is different from book publishing
  • How journal and academic publishing is changing and may change further in the future.

Optional for students on the MA in Publishing programme

Prerequisites: There are no formal prerequisites for this module

Further information for students currently taking this module

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