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ERIC Number: ED284202
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Pages: 28
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Scholarly Book Publishers and Journals in English and American Literature: A Survey.
Gale, Steven H.
Submitting scholarly manuscripts and journal articles to university presses and professional journals can result in a lengthy period of frustration for the author. One possible solution is a code of ethics and practices to which publishers subscribe, although authors would have little or no control over it, and a certain amount of self-policing already occurs in the scholarly publications field. A second possible solution is a survey of publishing scholars to identify those publishers who have the best reputations throughout the profession, based on reasonable treatment of contributors and on the quality of material published. In just such a survey, 165 English faculty from 11 English departments recently rated as the "best" in the country by an education newspaper were sent a survey regarding their publishing experiences, and a total of 19 surveys were returned from six departments. Respondents identified 34 presses, with England's Oxford University Press being mentioned most often. Respondents tended to identify presses located in their general region more frequently than elsewhere, and many included the press at their own institutions. In addition, they identified 74 specialized journals and 32 general journals, with the PMLA journal mentioned most often in both categories. (Tables of results and a copy of the survey are included.) (HTH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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