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On Not Publishing Dissertations

Last July, the American Historical Association issued a statement suggesting that doctoral students be given the option to withhold dissertations from online public access for up to six years. The broad circulation of such work in databases like Proquest’s, it … Continue reading

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Savants, Peer Review, and Self-Publishing in 18th-century France

In her invited contribution to the theme of Publication, Marie-Claude Felton offers thoughts about the history of peer review and self-publishing. She recently completed a two-year postdoctoral fellowship at Harvard University, where she studied the publishing activities of marginal scientists. … Continue reading

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Scholarly Associations and their Publishers

Over on The Chronicle, Jennifer Howard discusses the ongoing dispute between the Social Science History Association and Duke University Press which has published the association’s journal, Social Science History, since the 1980s. When the Social Science History Association informed Duke … Continue reading

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Printing Labors

Left: Tibetan printer at Derge Parkhang, Ganze Autonomous Prefecture, China. Right: Processes of book production. Engraving a wooden block and counting pages.

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The Anxiety of Peer Review and Its Discontents

Our next contribution to the theme of Publication comes from Maria Bonn. Maria has long been involved in digital publishing, having served as director of the University of Michigan’s Scholarly Publishing Office, and, more recently, associate university librarian for publishing … Continue reading

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What’s An Editorial Board To Do?

This invited contribution to the theme of Publication comes from Paula Kaufman, who recently stepped down from her position as Dean of Libraries & University Librarian at Illinois. She recounts a dispute between a publisher and one of its editorial … Continue reading

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Thinking Broadly About Publishing and the Academy

The first contribution to our theme of Publication comes from Derek Attig, who recently defended his doctoral dissertation in History at the University of Illinois. His invited post explores different practices of writing and publishing. —bM Earlier this year, I … Continue reading

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Publication

I am delighted to introduce Publication as the theme of the IPRH blog for the academic year 2013/14. Publication is central to our practice in the academic community: it is the chief metric by which we are assessed; it is … Continue reading

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