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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.
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
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