Academics and the Field of Academic Publishing: Challenges and Approaches

Padmalochanan, P 2019, 'Academics and the Field of Academic Publishing: Challenges and Approaches', Publishing Research Quarterly, vol. 35, no. 1, pp. 87-107.


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Title Academics and the Field of Academic Publishing: Challenges and Approaches
Author(s) Padmalochanan, P
Year 2019
Journal name Publishing Research Quarterly
Volume number 35
Issue number 1
Start page 87
End page 107
Total pages 21
Publisher Springer New York LLC
Abstract The article aims to identify the academic publishing environment of academics by analysing the existing literature in the studies related to academic publishing. A socioeconomic and political approach to academic publishing is adopted in this article to identify the multi-dimensions of the academic publishing. The analysis reveals that challenges as well as the perspective of publishing industry dominate the existing literature in academic publishing. Though, the existing studies address the business and economic perspective of academic publishing, the role of academic publishing within the field of higher education needs to be examined and end explored to understand the dynamics of the relationship, and inter-dependency between academics and the field of academic publishing. In the process of achieving the aim of understanding academic publishing, this article offers a foundation for establishing the relevance of adopting Bourdieus concepts for exploring the publishing practices of academics.
Subject Education Systems not elsewhere classified
Communication and Media Studies not elsewhere classified
Higher Education
Keyword(s) Academic publishing
Bourdieu
Publishing environment
Social field theory
DOI - identifier 10.1007/s12109-018-09628-2
Copyright notice © Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, part of Springer Nature 2019
ISSN 1053-8801
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