Economics of Scholarly Monographs | Center for Research on Equitable and Open Scholarship
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"There is ongoing tension between the desire of scholars to share their work widely and openly, and the need to fund the infrastructure and labor of publishing. One place in which this tension is most evident is in the sale of scholarly monographs. While they are a smaller fraction of scholarly communications volume, market, and readership — academic monographs continue to play an important role in the humanities (and in some qualitative social science) where they are understood to represent an important form of long-form scholarship — not readily expressible through journal-length publication; and a critical component of tenure and evaluation.
To characterize the current state of the art and practices in the economics of scholarly monographs we developed this selective bibliography. ..."