2017 SSP 39th Annual Meeting
Concurrent 1C: Changes in Academic Book Publishing Models…
In 2012, a Scholarly Kitchen post entitled” Bury Your Writing Why Do Academic Book Chapters Fail to Generate Citations?” examined the challenges of exposing book chapter content and various possible solutions, including changing the way books are packaged (removing chapters from the book container), enhancing discoverability via better metadata, improving online access, and offering book and journal content on the same platform. This session will explore how the plight of academic book chapters described in 2012 has improved over the past five years and where there’s still work to be done. Key stakeholders, including a researcher, a publisher, and a vendor, will share success stories as well as experiences that didn’t quite work out. Dialogue between panelists and session attendees will help identify opportunities for further improvements to models to enhance discoverability, usage, citations, and ROI.
Moderator: Melisanne Scheld, Publishers Communication Group
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Twitter Handle: CambridgeUP
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