The future of research monographs

An international set of perspectives

Kevin Ward*, Ron Johnston, Keith Richards, Matthew Gandy, Zbigniew Taylor, Anssi Paasi, Roddy Fox, Margarita Serje, Henry Wai Chung Yeung, Trevor Barnes, Alison Blunt, Linda McDowell

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Abstract

This Forum makes four points. First, it expands our knowledge on the writing and publishing of research monographs in different countries and so it moves beyond accounts which generalize from the UK experience. Second, the Forum considers international differences in the ways in which the assessment of academic performances affects the writing and publishing of geography research monographs. Third, it considers the ways in which structural changes in the global publishing industry affect different national contexts unevenly. Finally, the Forum's different contributions reflect on how publishing books matters (or) not to geography as a discipline.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)101-126
Number of pages26
JournalProgress in Human Geography
Volume33
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009

Keywords

  • Academic assessment system
  • Human geography
  • ISI Thomson journals
  • National differences
  • Publishing industry
  • Research monographs

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