Topic: Problems in Periodical Publications in PakistanPresented to:Sir Hafiz Muhammad ShafiqueZaib HassanRoll No. 20BS (5th Semester)Department of Library & Information ScienceSession 2010-2014The Islamia University of Bahawalpur
Publishing It is the process of productionand dissemination of literature, music orinformation — the activity of makinginformation available to general public. Traditionally, the term refers to the distributionof printed works such as books (the "booktrade") and newspapers.
Periodical Publishing Nominally, periodical publishing involvespublications that appear in a new edition on aregular schedule. Newspapers and magazines are both periodicals,but within the industry, the periodical publishingis frequently considered a separate branch thatincludes magazines and even academic journals,but not newspapers.
Problems in Periodical Publications in Pakistan Nevertheless, the problems of periodical publishersare many, and in very few cases-except under totalsubsidy-are the funds allotted to the support ofpublication considered inadequate to cover therecognized needs of the fields they represent orinsufficient to assure publication of all worthyscholarly contributions.
Problems in Periodical Publications in Pakistan Even so, as has been pointed out by Rush Welterin his invaluable study, Problems of ScholarlyPublication in the Humanities, “the problemsaffecting publication in learned journals are less acutethan the problems of scholarly book publication inthe United States
Problems in Periodical Publications in Pakistan But other special problems arise in connectionwith the publishing of scholarly journals. Somerelate to financing, and it should be pointed outhere that, as Welter has proposed, special fundsneed to be made available to meet extraordinaryproblems faced by both scholars and editors,such as the extra costs of such items asillustration, special type composition, space forlonger articles, etc
Problems in Periodical Publications in Pakistan Welter suggests that monies need to be madeavailable “to journals that present a realisticbudget reflecting a multiplicity of special needsand purposes . .. to offer energetic editors anunusual opportunity to devise their own programsof editorial improvement while still making possibleawards in aid of more nearby pedestrianactivities that also re- quire support of tome sort.”