Alison Baverstock

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This paper describes new research into the motivations, demographics, processes, and outcomes of self-publishing authors of books. The fi ndings challenge traditionally held notions about self-publishing being a process undertaken by the untalented, as a last resort. The cohort studied emerges as highly educated, often well informed about the publishing(More)
This paper offers an overview, both internationally and with a particular concentration on the UK, of how the profession-orientated discipline of Publishing Studies (PS) is accommodated and established within those universities where it is offered. It presents a combination of data, gained from a survey of professionals teaching PS, desk research into(More)
Key points • Although ‘peer review’ has quasi-sacred status, times are changing, and peer review is not necessarily a single and uniformly reliable gold standard. • For publishers, peer review is a process not an outcome. • Academics understand peer review, but are often ignorant about the quality checking mechanisms within wider publishing. •(More)
This paper reports fi ndings from an international survey into the research involvement and support of university teaching staff in a relatively new profession-orientated discipline, publishing studies (PS). It uses these fi ndings to consider barriers and opportunities for academic research both specifi cally in PS and more broadly in other(More)
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