Links and Resources

This page provides links to external sites and resources of relevance to The Academic Book of the Future project, including:

See the Event Reports page for all resources associated with the events organised and coordinated by this project.


Relevant Documents, Resources, and Books Online

Original research undertaken by the Project and associates:

Other reports and studies:

  • The Costs of Publishing Monographs: Toward a Transparent Methodology (5 Feb 2016):
    by Nancy L. Maron,  Christine Mulhern,  Daniel Rossman,  Kimberly Schmelzinger. This study worked with an advisory group of university press publishers to identify all of the cost components in scholarly monographic publishing and to calculate the costs of each of those components in a bottom-up fashion:

Books online:

  • Eve, Martin Paul (2015) Open Access and the Humanities: Contexts, Controversies and the Future (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press). Available via OA here:
  • Fitzpatrick, Kathleen (20011) Planned Obsolescence (New York: New York University Press).  Available in draft peer reviewed OA form here:

Useful Related Websites, Blogs, and Blog Posts

Websites of interest:

  • Directory of Open Access Books (2015): DOAB Homepage,
  • Research Excellence Framework: The Research Excellence Framework (REF) is the system for assessing the quality of research in UK higher education institutions.
  • The Booksellers Association:
  • The Publishers Association:
  • The Association for Learned and Professional Society Publishers:
  • Independent Publishers Guild:
  • Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE):
  • Higher Education Funding Council for Wales:
  • Wales Higher Education Libraries Forum:
  • Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals:
  • The Bookseller:

Blogsites of interest:

  • The British Library’s blogs:
  • The Impact Blog (LSE):
  • The LSE Review of Books:
  • The Scholarly Kitchen:
  • Prof. Martin Eve’s blog:

Blog posts of relevance:

  • What do Authors expect from Peer Review?  (published Oct 26th 2015)
  • Introducing Some Data to the Open Access Debate (3 part blog) – (Rupert Gatti, Open Book Publishers), published 15/10/2015
    • Part 1:
    • Part 2:
    • Part 3:

Offline Resources

  • Baron, N. (2015) Words Onscreen: The Fate of Reading in a Digital World (Oxford: Oxford University Press).
  • Brown L., R. Griffiths and M. Rascoff (2007) ‘University Publishing In A Digital Age,’ The Journal of Electronic Publishing, 10.3.
  • Carr, N. G. (2010) The Shallows: how the Internet is changing the way we read, think and remember (London: Atlantic Books).
  • Durant, D. M., and T. Horova (2014) ‘The future of reading and academic libraries’, Libraries and the Academy, 15.1, 5-27.
  • Mandler P. (2014) ‘Open access: a perspective from the humanities,’ Insights, 27.2, 166–70.
  • Mrva-Montoya A. (2015) ‘Beyond the Monograph: Publishing Research for Multimedia and Multiplatform Delivery,’ Journal of Scholarly Publishing, 46.4, 321-342.
  • Piper, A. (2012) Book Was There: Reading in Electronic Times (Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press).
  • Rowlands, I. D. Nicholas, P. Williams, et al (2008) ‘The Google generation: the information behaviour of the researcher of the future,’ Aslib Proceedings, 60.4, 290-310.
  • Thompson, J. B. (2005) Books in the Digital Age (Cambridge: Polity Press).
  • Withey. L, S. Cohn, E. Faran, M. Jensen, G. Kiely, W. Underwood, B. Wilcox, R. Brown, P. Givler, A. Holzman, K. Keane (2011) ‘Sustaining Scholarly Publishing: New Business Models for University Presses: A Report of the AAUP Task Force on Economic Models for Scholarly Publishing,’ Journal of Scholarly Publishing, 42.4, 397-441.

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