Scholarly Monograph Publishing

Our Fall Scholarly Communication Symposium, The Future of First Books, generated thoughtful discussion and many questions to consider about the future of scholarly monograph publishing.

The program featured panelists Brett Bobley, CIO of the National Endowment for the Humanities and director of the NEH’s Office of Digital Humanities; Rikk Mulligan, Program Officer for Scholarly Publishing at the Association of Research Libraries and ACLS Public Fellow; and Greg Britton, editorial director of Johns Hopkins University Press; and was chaired by Richard Brown, director of Georgetown University Press.


Read more about scholarly monograph publishing:

Survey of Use of Monographs by Academics (OAPEN-UK, October 2014)
National Monograph Strategy Roadmap (Jisc, September 2014)
Prospectus for an Institutionally Funded First-book Subvention (AAU-ARL, June 2014)
A Scalable and Sustainable Approach to Open Access Publishing and Archiving for Humanities and Social Sciences (K|N Associates, April 2014)
Monograph Publishing in an Open Access Context (A review for the Association of Canadian University Presses, January 2014)
A Rational System for Funding Scholarly Monographs (A white paper prepared for the AAU-ARL Task Force on Scholarly Communications, November 2012)

Piecing Together Publishing (Carl Straumsheim, Inside Higher Ed, February 25, 2015)
Can the Monograph Survive? (Colleen Flaherty, Inside Higher Ed, October 10, 2014)
Survey Reveals Researchers' Views on Monographs (Ellen Collins, Research Information, October 2, 2014)
Want to be Taken Seriously as Scholar in the Humanities? Publish a Monograph (Melissa Terras, The Guardian, September 30, 2014)
A New Chapter for the Monograph? (Ben Showers, Jisc Blog, September 30, 2014)
Open Access Monograph Supplement (Insights: the UKSG Journal, Vol. 27, Supplement 1/2014, April 8, 2014)

Knowledge Unlatched (Open access for scholarly books)
Mellon Foundation - Electronic Publishing
Monograph Publishing Pilot (Open Library of Humanities)
OAPEN (Open Access Publishing in European Networks)


Please contact Meg Oakley with questions or comments.