Getting Published

A Companion for the Humanities and Social Sciences

by Gerald Jackson & Marie Lenstrup

Available from NIAS Press worldwide
ISBN Hardback: 978 87 91114 76 2, £50.00
ISBN Paperback: 978 87 91114 77 9, £19.99

This book aims to guide would-be authors through some of the pitfalls and complexities of getting published. The key concerns are to increase the author’s knowledge and control over events while reducing uncertainty.

An imperative element of the academic process is publishing research findings. Yet this is becoming increasingly difficult for authors to achieve as publishers are presented with growing numbers of manuscripts, decreasing library sales, and stronger demands on profitability.

This book aims to maximise would-be authors’ chances of success in the race to get published. The key concerns are to increase authors’ knowledge and understanding of how the academic publishing industry works; to show authors how they can integrate this understanding into every stage of their work on a publication project; and through this to give them control over the fate of their work. The book also discusses the current state and challenges of academic publishing and indicates where new technology is taking the industry.

Gerald Jackson has guided hundreds of authors through to publication as editor in chief of NIAS Press, Denmark, and is committed to keeping the Press at the forefront of technological developments. Marie Lenstrup has worked in academic book marketing for many years and now runs ASBS, Netherlands, a consultancy and marketing agency for academic publishers.

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Gerald Jackson has guided hundreds of authors through to publication as editor in chief of NIAS Press, Denmark, and is committed to keeping the Press at the forefront of technological developments.

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by Anna Marie Roos, University of Oxford
From journal:
Learned Publishing, vol. 23, no. 2, April 2010

The authors’ chart covering the main differences between a thesis and a monograph is one of the best I have seen; it should be a large-scale poster put on every new faculty member’s door.

Getting Published is well organized, clearly written, and reasonably priced; it should be on the academic author’s bookshelf.

The authors’ chart covering the main differences between a thesis and a monograph is one of the best I have seen; it should be a large-scale poster put on every new faculty member’s door.

Getting Published is well organized, clearly written, and reasonably priced; it should be on the academic author’s bookshelf.

by Anna Marie Roos (University of Oxford)
From journal:
Learned Publishing, 23-2 (2010)

 … a clear and accessible new guide to getting published for the academic author in the humanities and social sciences.

 … a clear and accessible new guide to getting published for the academic author in the humanities and social sciences. What makes this volume different from comparable titles on the market is that it is written by industry insiders, who are familiar with guiding academic authors through the publication process.  Their guide, designed for ready reference, covers the practicalities of academic publishing in a clear and accessible manner. …

   The authors’ chart covering the main differences between a thesis and a monograph is one of the best I have seen; it should be a large-scale poster put on every new faculty member’s door. …

   Getting Published is well organized, clearly written, and reasonably priced; it should be on the academic author’s bookshelf.

by Steven E. Gump
From journal:
Journal of Scholarly Publishing, October 2009

[…]I recommend this book for academic authors, especially those in the humanities or social sciences, wanting an insider’s view of academic book publishing in the early twenty-first century.  For first-time authors, reading this book will clarify a compicated, lengthy process that is only beginnning when the manuscript is finished.

[…]I recommend this book for academic authors, especially those in the humanities or social sciences, wanting an insider’s view of academic book publishing in the early twenty-first century.  For first-time authors, reading this book will clarify a compicated, lengthy process that is only beginnning when the manuscript is finished.

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