Publishing Scholarly Monographs

Publishing Scholarly Monographs, 27th February 2015 

Keynes Library

12.30-2.00 pm: Lecture by Josie Dixon: Academic Publishing in the 21st Century, followed by discussion.

 An eye-opening lecture on academic publishing in the 21st century (covering the state of the market for scholarly publications, online publishing, open access and more) with opportunities for questions and discussion, followed by a half-day interactive workshop for final-year postgraduates and postdocs on making the transition from PhD to book.  The course is packed with insights into editors’ decision-making and strategies for maximising your chances of publication in a competitive climate.

Josie Dixon ran the Literary Studies List at Cambridge University Press for many years, and was Publishing Director of the Academic Division at Palgrave Macmillan.  She is now an informative and compelling university consultant, full of insight into the complexities of contemporary publishing, the successful preparation of articles and monographs, and the nature of research communication today. For further details see

 Places: open to all research students (any year), no booking needed


2.30-6.00pm: Afternoon workshop

The workshop is designed for postgraduates in the humanities and social sciences, in the final year of their PhD (or at the postdoctoral stage), when they are ready to focus on the transition between a thesis and a publication. Coffee and tea provided.

Places: up to 3 places available to SSHP* – Contact Anthony Shepherd and places will be allocated on a first-come first-served basis.

*When your place is confirmed, you will need to submit 1-2 pages outlining your research project by Thursday 19th February 2015, and will need to read three articles provided by Josie to prepare for the workshop

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