Academic Publishing in the 21st Century:
Opportunities and Challenges in the Humanities and Social Sciences
10th March 2011, 11.30-1.00, Lecture for Researchers
Debates about the future of scholarly publishing are not a new phenomenon, and the research monograph in the humanities and social sciences has long been a focus of particular concern. Yet the sense of crisis has sharpened in recent years, and changes in the market and in technology have resulted in some fundamental shifts in academic publishers’ business. Digital media offer new opportunities, but have arguably introduced at least as many problems as they have solved.
In this forthcoming lecture, Josie Dixon will review the state of the market and the strategies scholarly publishers have developed to ensure the survival of their business. Josie Dixon is an experienced training consultant who specialises in running workshops for postgraduates, postdoctoral researchers and staff in higher education. In this wide-ranging lecture, based on 15 years’ publishing experience in both university-press and commercial-academic sectors, she outlines some of the new challenges brought by digital technology, including some fundamental questions relating to copyright, access, and intellectual property.
This lecture has been organised by TLDU-Researcher and is open to all interested researchers, from doctoral researchers to research staff.
10th & 11th March 2011, Workshops for doctoral researchers
In addition to the lecture, Josie will be facilitating two workshops helping doctoral researchers in the humanities and social sciences, who are in the later stages of their research and considering publication, to present their work to publishers.
To find out more and to book your place, see Doctoral School Researcher Development Events
Please contact TLDU-Researcher@sussex.ac.uk with any queries.