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Getting Published

State of the Market

The following is taken directly from the New World Encyclopedia

"Academic publishing is the subfield of publishing that distributes academic research and scholarship. Most academic work is published in journal articles, books, or thesis forms. Much, though not all, academic publishing relies on some form of peer review or editorial refereeing to qualify texts for publication. Most established academic disciplines have their own journals and other outlets for publication, though many academic journals are somewhat interdisciplinary and publish work from several distinct fields or subfields. The kinds of publications that are accepted as contributions of knowledge or research vary greatly between fields, as do review and publication processes.

Academic publishing is undergoing major changes as it transitions from print to electronic formats of publication; publications on the internet allow for easier access from home and search engines help a user find articles faster. Since the early 1990s, licensing of electronic resources, particularly journals, has been very common. Journal aggregator services combine hundreds to thousands of journals into a package, the access to which they sell to libraries and institutions.

Recently, open access to academic research and scholarship via the Internet is becoming increasingly popular. There are two main forms of open access: open access publishing, in which the articles or the whole journal is freely available from the time of publication; and self-archiving, where authors make a copy of their own work freely available on the web."

Academic publishing - New World Encyclopedia. (n.d.). Retrieved March 1, 2024, 

Journal Publishing

Overview of the Publishing Process for Journals


Guide: Getting Published in a Journal

Book Publishing

Overview of the Publishing Process for Books