Palgrave pivot breaking boundaries-handout

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Handout accompanying presentation "Palgrave Pivot-Breaking boundaries."

Presenter: Denise De La Rosa, Palgrave Macmillan

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Palgrave pivot breaking boundaries-handout

  1. 1. Breaking Boundaries in Scholarly Publishingwww.palgrave.com/pivotbreaks down the boundaries ofacademic publishing by enabling authors to publish theirresearch at lengths between that of a journal article anda scholarly monograph.Publishing within 12 weeks of acceptance after fullpeer-review, new research will reach the market quicklyfor greater impact.Projects published with are:at lengths between a journal article and a scholarlymonograph, in the region of 25-50 thousand wordsfocused on new and important researchboth authored or edited collectionsPublished digitally, titles are available to libraries throughtheir library supplier or via Palgrave Connect. They arealso offered as print editions or as ebooks for individuals.Palgrave Macmillan recently announced a new Open Accessprogramme across all publication formats: titles,journal articles and monographs.With Palgrave Open, Palgrave Macmillan is taking the lead inresponding to the academic community’s request for an alternativepublishing model to sit alongside traditional methods.Speed of Production – the average production time for a title is 9weeks. Sporting Times by Kath Woodward published in just 5 weeks.Length of Publications – the average page count for atitle is 134 pages.Number of titles – launched in October 2012 with 21titles across the Humanities and Social Sciences. Many more titlesare due to publish throughout 2013.Research and reading habitsMost respondents are satisfied with the quantity and quality of literature within their field, however 60% said that they wishedthey could be more up-to-dateWorking papers and conference papers were the formats that were most likely to be read online. Monographs were most likelyto be read in print. Articles were the format that the greatest proportion (38%) said they read online and in print equallyKeeping up-to-date with news and opinionsAll content types were considered to be useful (research articles, monographs, chapters of monographs, working papers andconference papers) by at least half of respondents. Review articles received the most positive response, with 93% finding themusefulWhile most were satisfied with the volume of news and opinion content available, 1/4 of respondents would like to see morenews content and editorialsView on publishing formats58% of those surveyed responded that they ‘strongly agree’ or ‘agree’ that it would be a good idea to have a mid-lengthpublication format Of those plus those that were indifferent, 84% said that they were ‘likely’ or ‘quite likely’ to considered publishing in this newformat For articles, over 2/3 (64%) were of the view that they are generally about the right length, with those who disagreed tending tofeel that they are a little too longBy listening to academic surveys, Palgrave Macmillan has been able to develop its products and services according to what themarket needs. offers an alternative format for publishing scholarly research. The Open Access programme for allpublication formats strengthens Palgrave Macmillan’s commitment to liberating scholarship from traditional formats and businessmodels.

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